LYNDON–North Country's softball had a rough start to their season, as they fell to the Lyndon Institute Vikings 13-1 on Wednesday afternoon.
Despite the high score, which NCU coach Leslie Dunn said was a little misleading, the Falcons defense was on display, pleasing the coach to no end.
"I was very happy with our defense," said Dunn. "Two of our outfielders (Missy Morse, Mikaella Doran) picked up outfield assists, which you rarely see. Overall I am pretty pleased with they way they played, and what can I say, Lyndon got timely hitting and we didn't."
That timely hitting started in the first inning, as the Vikings went ahead 2-0.
They added to the lead in the second, plating four more runners to make it 6-0.
North Country would get on the board in the fourth by playing a little small ball.
Anna Bingham walked, then moved to second on Tori Kinney's single.
Starting pitcher Taylor Blake bunted the runners ahead, and another bunt, this time by the freshman Doran, scored Bingham.
That did not deter the Vikings, as they added another four runs in the frame.
Lyndon (1-0) would score three more in the sixth, bringing the score to its eventual final at 13-1.
Blake would take the loss for the Falcons.
As this paper went to press, the Falcons (0-1) were squaring off with Vergennes at home.
They are slated to play again on Saturday morning Burlington at 11:00.