NORTHFIELD, Vt. – The Norwich women’s soccer team hosted Lyndon State College on Thursday at Howard Field. The Cadets continue their winning streak, extending it to three with their 4-0 victory over the Hornets.
It was sophomore Brittany Casey, in the search for her 20th goal of the season, who put the Cadets (9-5-0) on the board at the start of the first half. Tallying her 19th goal during the Cadets 2010 campaign to date, Casey was assisted by sophomore Lisa Esparza.
The Cadets put Lyndon (4-8-1) at a two-goal deficit on an Esparza corner kick 16 minutes into the first frame. As the Hornet’s defense came out to clear the box, the ball deflected off a green-jersey and crossed the goal line, resulting in an own goal.
The second half began with a 2-0 lead and the Cadets looking to serve the Hornet’s a clean slate. Sophomore Bianca Bogda found senior Karissa Doyon in scoring position less than two minutes into the second half. Doyon held onto her momentum, as she was set up by junior Stephanie Dorain in the 61st minute. Dorain served a lifted ball across the goal to Doyon who was able to connect with the header for the fourth and final goal of the game.
In net for the Cadets, senior Alecia Wright made four saves as the Hornets recorded five shots in their 90 minutes of playing time. For Lyndon, junior goalkeeper Samantha Smith set aside 12 shots on goal, while Norwich earned a total of 30 shots in Hornet territory.
The Cadets will host Saint Joseph’s College of Maine on Saturday. The game will be held on Howard Field for Norwich’s “Family Weekend” and will also serve as the women Cadets’ “Pink Day”, raising money and awareness for breast cancer research.