Men’s soccer mauls Nittany Lions

Ryan Mayolo had a goal and an assist in LC's win over PSU-Abington.

Salem, Va. -- Ryan Mayolo (Ashburn, Va.) notched a goal and an assist as Lynchburg College's men's soccer team pulled away in the second half for a 4-0 victory over Penn State-Abington in the Hornets' Roanoke College Kick-Off finale Sunday afternoon.

No. 19-ranked Lynchburg enjoyed its stay at Roanoke's Kerr Stadium over the weekend, scoring seven goals in 180 minutes of soccer.

 

THE RUNDOWN

Final: Lynchburg 4, Penn State-Abington 0

Records: Lynchburg 3-0-1, Penn State-Abington 1-3

Venue: Kerr Stadium, Roanoke College, Salem, Va.

 

HOW IT HAPPENED

- The game began at a quick pace, as the two teams combined for five shots-on-goal in the first 21 minutes. Hornets keeper Dylan McLaurin (Stafford, Va.) kept the Nittany Lions off the scoreboard with four early saves.

- Lynchburg took control of the match in the middle minute of the first half, launching three close-range shots before Collin Kashmer (Halifax, Va.) broke through with a 30th-minute score, assisted by Mayolo. The Hornets had four more shots before the break but couldn't find the back of the net a second time.

- The Hornets' efforts proved more fruitful in the second half. Fredy Flores (Alexandria, Va.) put LC up 2-0 when he headed a Jon Mackey (Leesburg, Va.) corner kick in the 51st minute.

- Mayolo broke through in the 60th minute for the Hornets' third goal. Lynchburg freshman Abibi Osman (Charlottesville, Va.) gathered his first collegiate assist on the sequence.

- Cameron Noonan (Swansboro, N.C.) tacked on the final Hornets goal, converting a 76th-minute penalty kick.

 

LOOKING AHEAD

Lynchburg returns to Shellenberger Field on Thursday at 7 p.m. to play host to Mary Washington (2-1-1).

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