Mountaineers win final game of Manchester series

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MANCHESTER — On a wet night at Applejack Stadium, the Southern Vermont College women's soccer team wanted to get a fast start.

They did just that, scoring three times in the first 12 minutes en route to a 5-1 win over Lyndon in the final game of the 2017 Manchester College Soccer Series.

Junior Molly Madore scored twice, both goals coming in the first few minutes. In the fourth minute, Madore won a scramble in the corner and drove the ball past Lyndon goalie Johanna Sargent.

Two minutes later, Releigh Griffiths scored after a through ball from Dani Biggers to make it 2-0 immediately.

After that, Madore jumped the lead to 3-0 when she got the ball in the penalty area and fired a lefty shot up and over the keeper.

Lyndon's Kiya Dewitt put the Hornets on the board in the 26th minute after a failed clear. She stuffed it home to make it 3-1 and give the Hornets some life, but nine minutes later, Taylor Mallett hit a long ball off of a free kick by Ashley Blom to give Southern Vermont College a 4-1 advantage at the break.

SVC controlled on the offensive end all night, outshooting Lyndon 35-5 and coming up with eight corner kicks to the Hornets' two.

Jayne Wierzbicki finished off the scoring for the Mountaineers with a final score with three minutes to go, carrying the ball down the field and firing a shot from the slot.

Biggers, a sophomore, had a pair of assists on the night. SVC senior goalie Melissa Mascari made a pair of saves.

The Mountaineers improve to 1-2 on the year and travel to Mount Holyoke on Saturday at 1 p.m.


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