Farmington, Maine – UMaine-Farmington gets past the Hornets of Lyndon St. 1-0 on Saturday afternoon on Leib Field for the Beavers conference opener.
The Beavers move to 3-2 overall and 1-0 in the North Atlantic Conference (NAC) while the Hornets fall to 2-1 overall and 0-1 in conference play.
Head Coach Nathan Kronewetter said, "Good win today for the boys and program. We had a goal of winning our home games and starting strong in conference and that is exactly what we did. I am very proud of the team being able to bounce backafter yet another tough mid-week vs Saint Joseph's and take care of business when it matters most. It wasn't pretty at times and credit to Lyndon St. for really pushing the game in the second half. At the end of the day, it's a conference win at home and we will take it!"
IN THE BOX
- UMF outshot the Hornets 18-11 with six saves for the Beavers and seven saves for Lyndon State.
- The Beavers had six corner kicks to the Hornets one.
- Matt Wilson picks up his third win of the year with the shutout while Matt LaClair is now 2-1 on the year.
HOW IT HAPPENED
The Beavers started off hot by holding the ball in the offensive zone for most of the first half. Enzo Gascogne and Nick Marshall each had a shot early on followed by a header by Andrew Longhurst in the opening 10 minutes.
In the 38th minute, Biwe Aden took a shot from about 20 yards out to make Matt LaClair make a diving save.
The Beavers took another shot with two minutes to go in the half to make LaClair make another great stop.
Late in the half, the Hornets Dylan Jacobs had an open net off his header but it went just high which gave the Beavers 1-0 victory.
The Beavers will travel to Husson on Tuesday for a 5:00 PM start time.