Big Overtime Win for Gators

Big Overtime Win for Gators

Lyndonville, VT - Sophomore Cassie Cavender (Clarksville, TN) scored 28 seconds into the second overtime to give Pine Manor College a 4-3 victory over Lyndon State on Wednesday afternoon.  The Hornets remain winless at 0-4 on the season.  The game was the season opener for the Gators.

The Hornets controlled play for much of the first half, but were unable to break through against Pine Manor senior goalkeeper Jesta Gilmore (Yuma, AZ) for over 40 minutes.  In the 41st minute Lyndon finally broke through, as senior forward Sarah Gerry (South Hero, VT) scored off of a free kick.  Lyndon headed into halftime with a 1-0 advantage.

The game proved to be more evenly contested in the second half.  in the 55th minute, Cavender took advantage of a Hornet defensive miscue and scored on a breakaway to even the score at 1-1.  Seven Bedard-Khalid (Miami, FL) was credited with the assist.

Gerry put Lyndon back in front in the 63rd minute, picking up her second goal of the day.  Pine Manor was able to tie things up again 5 minutes later, as freshman Camila Castenda (Tujunga, CA) rifled a shot past Johanna Sargent (Randolph, VT), and into the top of the net.

Lyndon Freshman midfielder Taylor Hollis (Corinth, VT) found the back of the net in the 75th minute to put the Hornets back in front.  With Lyndon trying to hold on and less than four minutes remaining in regularion, Bedard-Khalid converted from in front of the goal off of a corner kick by sophomore Kayla Brown (Ashland, KY) to once again tie things up and send the game into overtime.

Lyndon held a 24-16 advantage in shots.  Gilmore stopped 13 Hornet saved 13 shots on goal for the Gators.  Freshman Victoria McCormack started in goal for Lyndon, and was only called upon to make one save in the opening half.  Sargent relieved her in the second half and stopped 8 of 12 shots on goal.