Men’s Soccer Edged 2-1 on Late Goal at Lyndon State

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LYNDONVILLE, Vt. – The Southern Vermont College men's soccer team conceded a goal with 12:01 left in regulation Tuesday afternoon to fall 2-1 to Lyndon State College in non-conference action at Varsity Field.

The Mountaineers found the back of the net first for a slim lead in the 15th minute, but the Hornets tied it up with just over 10 minutes to go in the opening stanza. The 1-1 deadlock lasted until late in the 78th minute when Lyndon State put home the eventual game winner before keeping SVC from finding the equalizer for the inner-state victory.

Southern Vermont (3-9) is next in action on Saturday when the Mountaineers host Becker College for a 3:30 p.m. New England Collegiate Conference (NECC) start at Everett Field.

SVC freshman Jared Lacoste (Arlington, Vt.) had his team-leading eighth goal of the year represent the visitors' only scoring of the day. That ties him for the league-high mark and gives him the most goals this year of any freshman in the NECC.

Mountaineer freshman keeper Dylan Berg (Tampa, Fla.) posted six saves in the loss (3-9).

As the end of regulation grew near, tension and physicality increased from both sides. After LSC scored the go-ahead tally, SVC would be issued four cautions in a 10-minute span. A Hornet then collected a late yellow before another received a red card at the end of the match. The hosts would be whistled for a total of 17 fouls to the Mountaineers' nine during the day.

14 minutes into the game, Lacoste made a great run on the other end of a through ball. He went towards goal and got a shot off, but the Lyndon State goalie was able to come up with the stop. A rebound would ensue, however, and the SVC freshman got to it first to poke in the second chance.

The Hornets got the game-tying goal to go in the 35th minute for the contest to go into halftime knotted at 1-1. Neither team could beat its opposing netminder through the first 33 minutes of the second period before Lyndon State finished a play at the offensive end of the pitch to go on top. SVC took two shots in the remainder of the game, but the only one on net was turned away as the Hornets finished off the win.