CASTLETON, Vt. – Ten Hornets scored at least one goal as Lyndon State College earned its first North Atlantic Conference (NAC) victory with a 20-1 decision over Green Mountain College on Saturday afternoon at Spartan Stadium.
Lyndon (2-6, 1-2 NAC) opened the scoring in the early going as Shea Jones put the Hornets on the ledger with a goal assisted by Zachary Carey. The visitors continued to impress offensively as they tallied nine-straight goals to start the game with Jones, Spencer Aubin and Konner Bick each scoring twice during the run.
Green Mountain (0-6, 0-3 NAC) broke through in the early stages of the second quarter as Deven Rogers (Oxford, Maine) notched an unassisted goal.
Lyndon scored four more times before the half to take a commanding 13-1 lead into halftime.
The Hornets came out of halftime with four more unanswered goals from four different players to take a 17-1 lead.
The Eagles strung together a pair of markers between the end of the third quarter and the beginning of the fourth quarter to bring the score to 17-3 as Rogers scored his second of the game from Will Durant (Plymouth, Mass.) while Chris Surdam (Plymouth, Mass.) also benefitted from Durant's playmaking skills by notching a goal of his own.
Lyndon closed out the game with the final three goals.
Bick led the Hornets in scoring with four goals in addition to his two assists. Aubin led the team in points with a hat trick and five assists, while Jones notched three goals and three assists. Logan Parenti and Joseph Ricco each notched a pair of goals and an assist. Brandon Hunter and Kendrick Mills led the Hornets on the ground with seven and five groundballs, respectively. Mills also led the team with four caused turnovers.
In addition to his two goals, Rogers also led the Eagles in groundballs with eight while Brandon Bellissimo chipped in with four.
Marcus Bessette earned the win in net for the Hornets with a 12-save performance while Chelsea Wimble (Colchester, VT) took the loss after making 13 saves.
Green Mountain will take to the road for its next game as it faces Johnson St. on Wednesday at 4:30 p.m. Lyndon will be on the road on Monday to take on Albertus Magnus with a 4 p.m. start.