Hornets post first victory over Panthers
LYNDON CENTER, Vt. – Emily Strese's goal 12 minutes into the second half proved to be the game-winner Tuesday afternoon as Lyndon State College defeated Plymouth State University, 2-1, in non-conference women's soccer action.
The outcome was the first victory for Lyndon State over Plymouth State in the history of the programs. LSC improves to 6-3 overall this season while PSU drops to 3-5.
Sophomore Laura Davis gave the visitors a 1-0 lead 18:26 into the contest when she took a drop pass from freshman Kate Nixon and drilled a shot over Lyndon goalkeeper Tia Billado. The lead proved to be short-lived, however, as the Hornets responded with a goal of their own less than seven minutes later. Strese teed up a direct kick about 40 meters from goal and send a chip toward the Panther net. Teammate Sarah Cornell managed to beat a PSU defender to the ball and volleyed a shot past goalie Angelina LaBroad to knot the score at 1-1.
Shortly after halftime, Strese took a long pass from Samantha Bergeron and drilled a shot into the far side for the eventual game-winner.
Billado made five saves to earn her fifth win of the season while LaBroad and Courtney Lins combined to make three saves for Plymouth State. The Panthers outshot the Hornets by margin of 18-9.
PSU plays its next four games at home, beginning Saturday with a Little East Conference match-up against in-state rival Keene State College.
(Courtesy of Lyndon State Sports Information)
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