Hornets Hold off a Terriers Comeback

Lyndon Center, Vt. Thomas dropped a heartbreaking 12-10 loss to the Hornets of Lyndon in North Atlantic Conference action Saturday afternoon. Thomas' Gunnar Shelton netted a hat trick in the loss. Lyndon (3-5, 3-4 NAC) jumped out to an early 2-0 lead before the Terriers (4-9, 3-4 NAC) got on the board with two man up goals from junior Sean Machin. The Terriers were able to get out of the first quarter with a 3-2 lead after Doug Tibbets netted his first goal of the season.

The second quarter saw a barrage of scoring from both teams as Erik Tiner II opened the quarter with an unassisted goal at the 14:28 mark. Lyndon responded with three unanswered goals taking back the lead and making it a 5-4 game. Shelton tied the game back up followed by Tibbets second goal of the game giving the Terriers what would be their final lead of the game at 6-5. Lyndon added five more goals in the second helping them take a 10-7 lead into the break.

After a goalie switch at halftime the Terriers were able to trim the Hornets lead to two after Derek Racine connected with Tiner II at the 6:55 mark. Lyndon's Robert Crupi gave the Hornets back some breathing room with a goal with 1:47 remaining in the quarter.

In the fourth the Terriers continued to chase the Hornets but were unable to catch the home team despite two goals from Racine and Shelton.

Racine who started the game in the cage for the Terriers shoulders the loss for the visitors. Racine and Jesse Morkeski combined for 11 saves in the loss. Matt Reynolds grabs the win for the Hornets with a 13 save performance.

The Terriers will head up I-95 to Bangor on Wednesday for their final regular game of the season with NAC rival Husson.

2012-04-22



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