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Hobart soccer falls to SUNY Oneonta 3-1

ONEONTA, N.Y.—The Hobart College soccer team was defeated by Oneonta 3-1 in a non-conference contest at Red Dragon Field this afternoon. The Red Dragons scored three goals in the first half as they claimed the 2022 Mayor’s Cup.

Milton Mancias Magana had a brace in the victory for Oneonta (4-0-0). Nate Hanna played all 90 minutes in goal for the Red Dragons and made one save. Robbie Caron scored the goal for the Statesmen (2-1-1). Guillermo Castaneda Chang and Christian Burkhart split time in the Hobart goal, combining for five saves.

FIRST HALF:

  • Hobart had the game’s first chance in the fifth minute off of a free kick. Nolan Fierro’s shot from 19-yards out just missed the left goal post.
  • In the 12th minute, Joe Holder opened the scoring for the Red Dragons. He chipped a shot from inside the six-yard box into the upper right corner of the cage.
  • The Statesmen appeared to score the equalizer in the 15th minute, but the goal was waved off due to a player being offsides.
  • Less than a minute later, Magana scored his first goal of the game, slipping a shot into the right side of the cage.
  • Magana notched his second goal of the game in the 28th minute. He was named the tournament’s most valuable player, finishing the weekend with three goals and an assist.

SECOND HALF:

  • Hobart opened the second half, applying pressure on the offensive end of the field. Marcelo Suarez nearly converted, but his shot from just outside the box was stopped by the Oneonta goalie.
  • The Statesmen broke through in the 69th minute. Caron collected a pass from Luke Ryan and slipped a shot inside the right goalpost for his first goal of the season.
  • Caron remained dangerous in the closing stages of the contest, but he could not find the range. He had a pair of shots in the final 10 minutes of the game that just missed the left goal post.

ALL-TOURNAMENT TEAM:

  • Defender Sam Lescher and midfielder Brian Sheehan earned a spot on the 2022 Mayor’s Cup All-Tournament Team.
  • Lescher played a key role in Hobart’s defense on the weekend. Sheehan had an assist on the game-winning goal against Hartwick.

UP NEXT:
Hobart will return to Cozzens Field next Saturday, Sept. 17, when it welcomes Rochester to Geneva, N.Y. The non-conference contest is scheduled to begin at 2 p.m.

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