April 21, 2013

Hornets sting Eagles; fall to Terriers.

LYNDON CENTER, Vt. — Tim Patten (Springfield, N.H.) scored six goals and Robert Crupi (Scituate, Mass.) added four to propel the Lyndon men's lacrosse team to is first victory of the season – a 13-0 blanking of in-state rival Green Mountain.

Nathan Rivard (Enosburg Falls, Vt.), Chris Paine (Lewiston, Maine) and Corbet Munro (Brunswick, Maine) scored one goal each for the Hornets and Patten collected four assists. Colin Young (South Royalton, Vt.) also had an assist in the contest.

Matt Reynolds (New Fairfield, Conn.) stopped 10 shots for Lyndon to record his first win and shut out of the season. Luke Carey made 19 saves for the Eagles (0-11, 0-7).

On Saturday, the Thomas men's lacrosse team picked up a much needed North Atlantic Conference victory as they handled Lyndon 18-8.

The win puts the Terriers record to 4-8on the season while the Hornets slip to 0-10. The win locks up at least a sixth place finish in the NAC Standings, with a chance to climb up to as high as fourth. The 18 goal outburst by the Terriers is their highest single-game total on the season.

Thomas put up seven unanswered goals in the first quarter and blanked the Hornets to take a 7-0 lead. That strong start would prove to be too much for Lyndon to overcome as the remainder of the contest as the Terriers would outscore them 5-4, 4-3, and 2-1 in the final three quarters.

Putting forth strong efforts for the Terriers offensively were Parker Chute, who tallied a game-high six goals, Gunnar Shelton with five goals and an assist, freshman Bryan Ferris with four and an assist, and Sean Machin notching two goals and two assists.

Lyndon was led by Patten with four goals and an assist and Crupi with two goals.

Jesse Morkeski recorded a season-high 24 saves in the win for Thomas, while Reynolds had 22 in a losing effort for the Hornets. Thomas held a decisive 74-44 advantage in shots, and also a 39-29 advantage in ground balls.