Backus Propels Mariners Past Hornets

Backus Propels Mariners Past Hornets

CASTINE, Maine -- Evan Backus (Farmington, Maine) scored the game-winning goal in the 41st minute to lead Maine Maritime Academy men's soccer over Northern Vermont University – Lyndon on Saturday night in North Atlantic Conference (NAC) action at Ritchie Field.

The Mariners improve to 4-4-1 on the season and 3-1-0 in conference play while the Hornets fall to 1-8 overall and 1-2 in the NAC. Maine Maritime returns to action on Wednesday night when they host Bates College at 8:00 pm. 

Backus headed in the goal following a long throw in from Matthew Caron (Scarborough, Maine) to give the Mariners the lead and the eventual victory.

The Mariners outshot the Hornets 20-6 and took seven corner kicks to Lyndon's one.

Joshua Reeks (Bedford, N.H.) turned away all four shots he faced in net to earn the victory for the Mariners, while Caleb Derbyshire collected nine saves in the loss for Lyndon.