JOHNSON, Vt — The Northern Vermont University-Johnson men's soccer team fell to Pine Manor 1-0 after a defensive battle in their non-conference matchup at Minaert Field on Saturday afternoon.
In a game dominated by defense and play in the midfield, it was Pine Manor's Elmer Pineda who found the back of the net in the 22nd minute for the sole goal of the match. Johnson's Elliot Hanna (Milton, VT), Joseph Holloway (Essex County, England), and Wyatt Moberg (Acton, MA) each had a shot on goal for the Badgers (7-5, 2-2 NAC).
Shots (On Goal): Pine Manor — 10 (2), Johnson — 4 (3)
Corner Kicks: Pine Manor — 5, Johnson — 1
Fouls: Pine Manor — 8 , Johnson — 12
Senior Gerrit Lane (Moretown, VT) takes the loss for the Badgers, allowing one goal on two shots by Pine Manor. Pine Manor's Marco Valencia gets the win, making three saves on the day.
The Badgers are back in action on Tuesday, October 9th in a non-conference tilt versus Southern Vermont College at Minaert Field. The game is slated to begin at 3:30 PM.