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Hornets Fall to Plymouth in Season Opener

Hornets Fall to Plymouth in Season Opener
Lyndonville, VT - The Lyndon State College women's soccer team kicked off the 2017 season on Saturday afternoon, hosting the Plymouth State University Panthers in a non-conference contest.  Plymouth erupted for 6 first half goals and cruised to a 6-0 victory, spoiling the head coaching debut of Lyndon's Katy Ebner.  With the win the Panthers move to 2-0 on the season, while Lyndon falls to 0-1.
Plymouth's Lindsey Perkins opened the scoring, finding the back of the net 8:53 into the contest.  After Caitlin Catina scored in the 22nd minute, Perkins tallied for the second time off of an assist from Naomi Kramer to make it 3-0 Plymouth.  Michelle Henry, Hannah Murdough, and Keegan Burch each followed with goals for the Panthers, as the Hornets found themselves trailing 6-0 at the half.
The Hornets competed on more even terms for much of the second half, holding the Panthers scoreless in the session.  Lyndon's Johanna Sargent (West Brookfield, VT) had a busy afternoon in goal.  Plymouth unleashed 51 shots on the afternoon.  Sargent stopped 20 of the 26 that were on goal.  Lyndon was only able to get off 4 shots, with Plymouth goalkeeper making 2 saves.
Lyndon returns to the pitch on Wednesday, as they travel to Southern Vermont College for 7:00 pm non-conference contest.  The Hornets return home on Wednesday, September 13th, as they square off against Pine Manor College in another non-conference affair.  That contest will kick off at 4:00 pm.