Men’s Soccer: Norwich stings NVU-Lyndon, 4-0

Chris Schult men's soccer action vs. NVU-Lyndon (Katie Bishop-Manning '21)
Chris Schult men's soccer action vs. NVU-Lyndon (Photo Credit: Katie Bishop-Manning '21)

NORTHFIELD, Vt. – The Norwich University men's soccer team downed Northern Vermont University at Lyndon on Saturday evening in non-conference action at Sabine Field at Haynes Family Stadium. 

Sophomore Nick Tantillo (Tolland, Conn.) scored on a header off a free kick from freshman Amerlin Nemeye (Burlington, Vt.) to give Norwich a 1-0 lead at the 8:47 mark of the first half that they would never look back from. 

Matt Bento (Brookfield, Conn.), Nemeye, and a NVU-Lyndon own goal accounted for the second half scoring as Norwich pulled away for a 4-0 victory. 

Bento scored on a nice combination piece after an initial shot by Alex Brannan (Oneonta, N.Y.) was saved by the NVU-Lyndon goalkeeper. Andre Rodriguez (Wallingford, Conn.) was the first to the ball though and fed a perfect pass to Bento who tapped it into a wide open net to make it 2-0 Cadets. 

Just over eight minutes later Nemeye ripped a shot into the corner of the net from the top of the 18 off an assist from Bento. 

Less than a minute later a shot redirected off a NVU-Lyndon player for an own goal to cap the scoring. 

Norwich outshot NVU-Lyndon 38-3 for the game. Senior goalkeeper Brendan Germano (Monroe Township, N.J.) was untested in picking up the victory. NVU-Lyndon starting goalkeeper Caleb Derbyshire made 15 saves for the Hornets in goal.  

Norwich (1-0-1, 0-0-1 GNAC) will travel to Middlebury on Tuesday for another non-conference matchup. The Cadets then return home to host Maine Maritime and SUNY Maritime the following weekend.