Lyndonville, VT - The Northern Vermont University-Lyndon women's soccer team erupted for four second half goals to put away Mitchell College and come away with their first win of the season, 5-0. The Hornets are now 1-3 on the season, while Mitchell falls to 0-4.
Lyndon's win was the first for the program in almost two years and a stretch of 30 games. It was also the first win for Lyndon head coach Katy Ebner. The Last Hornet women's soccer victory came on September 10th, 2016, a 1-0 win also over Mitchell.
The Hornets got on the scoreboard for the first time this season at the 12:22 mark of the opening half. Michaela Columbia (Newport, VT) served up a cross from the right side and freshman Teagan Carpenter (Danville, VT) deposited it in the goal to give Lyndon the lead.
The Hornets had much the better of play throughout the first half, outshooting the Mariners 13-1 in the opening stanza. However, they were unable to get anythint else past Mitchell goalkeeper Drew Johndrow and took the slim one-goal margin into halftime.
Lyndon was finally able to extend its lead in the 61st minute, as EmmaLee Smith (Woodsville, NH) lofted a direct free kick into the box from the left side, and Kelsey Jacobs (Braintree, VT) headed it past Johndrow to make it 2-0, Hornets.
The Hornets made it 3-0 with just under seven minutes to go when Riley Patterson (Danville, VT) stuffed her own rebound in the net after being initially denied by Johndrow. Kelsey Holland (Pembroke, NH) and Smith added a pair of late insurance goals to account for the final margin.
Lauren Young (Danville, VT) picked up the win in goal. She was only called on to make two saves in net before being relieved by Victoria McCormack (East Lyme, CT) for the final 6:25 of the contest. Johndrow took the loss while recording 11 saves. The Hornets outshot the Mariners 29-3 for the game.
Lyndon returns to action on Sunday afternoon when Curry College visits Varsity Field. Kickoff is set for 12:00 noon. Mitchell will host Eastern Nazarene College next Saturday.