Lyndonville, VT - The Northern Vermont University-Lyndon women's soccer team was unable to get anything going on offense on Sunday afternoon. The result was a 5-0 setback to Curry College on Varsity Field. Curry improves to 3-1 on the season while Lyndon falls to 1-4.
Curry controlled play from the start of the contest, but the Lyndon defense was up to the challenge in the early going. The Colonels fired off 13 shots in the game's first 20 minutes, but Hornet goalkeeper Lauren Young (Danville, VT) made eight saves during the stretch, some of the spectacular variety, to keep the game scoreless.
Curry finally got on the board in the 26th minute when Tayla Randall hooked a shot past Young and into the net from the right side. Less than a minute later Isabella Shields found Shae Breslin, who drilled a left footed shot into the net from 25 yards out. The Colonels made it 3-0 at half when Sarah Stearns finished off a cross from Amanda DeMaio with only 36 seconds remaining before the break.
Curry kept up the pressure in the early portion of the second half but Young was again up to the test. In the 59th minute Young turned away Curry's Courtney Cushing from point blank range, then snuffed out Cushing's rebound. All totaled, Young stopped 18 of the 21 shots on goal that she faced before giving way to Victoria McCormack (East Lyme, CT) in the 71st minute. The Colonels then added goals by Lauren Clapper and Sarah McGrath to account for the final margin.
The Colonles outshot the Hornets 56-1. Colonel goalkeeper Katelyn DeMaio picked up the win and the clean sheet, only being called upon to stop Kelsey Jacobs' (Braintree, VT) shot in the 87th minute.
The Hornets will return to Varsity Field next Saturday, when they host Thomas College to open up North Atlantic Conference play. curry will host Clark University on Tuesday.