Jay, VT - Northern Vermont University-Johnson scored just 45 seconds into Wednesday's game against NVU-Lyndon and made it stand up as the Hornets fell to the Badgers, 1-0, in a North Atlantic Conference women's soccer match on Wednesday afternoon. The match was the first ever event to be played on the new turf stadium at Jay Peak Resort. The Badgers improve to 7-5 overall and 3-2 in NAC play, while the Hornets fall to 2-7 on the season and 1-3 in conference.
The match had barely started when Johnson's Lindsay Sanchez-Cardona scored an unassisted goal to give the Badgers the lead. That would be the only goal of the game, as both teams played solid defense the rest of the way. Lyndon's Lauren Young (Danville, VT) and Johnson's Kaitlin Boucher both stopped seven shots in goal. For the game the Hornets outshot the Badgers 15-9 and held a 4-0 advantage in corner kicks. However Lyndon was never able to score the equalizer.
The Hornets will return home to host Green Mountain College in a non-conference matchup on Saturday afternoon on Varsity Field. Saturday will also be Senior Day, as Lyndon will recognize its senior women's and men's soccer players.