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Hobart soccer ties Skidmore 1-1

GENEVA, N.Y.—The Hobart College and Skidmore College soccer teams played to a 1-1 draw on Cozzens Field this afternoon. It’s the 12th time in 31 meetings that the Statesmen and Thoroughbreds have left the pitch without one team claiming victory.

FOR THE RECORD

  • Hobart is 3-2-2 overall, 0-1-1 in Liberty League play.
  • Skidmore is 3-1-3 overall, 0-0-1 in the league.
  • The Statesmen lead the series 11-8-12.

HOW IT HAPPENED

  • In the fifth minute, Quinn Phillips made a through pass to Connor Koschineg, whose perfectly-timed run put him behind the defense in the blink of an eye. His left-footed shot from just inside the penalty spot slipped past goalie Bobby Stratts and inside the right post for an early lead.
  • Hobart goalie Guillermo Castañeda Chang made both of his saves in the match during the first half to send the home team into the break with a 1-0 advantage.
  • The Statesmen nearly added to their advantage early in the second half when Sam Lescher put a shot on frame, but Max Heberlein cleared it off the line.
  • Moments later, in the 49th minute, Skidmore was awarded a free kick 10-yards outside the box. Finn Weber bent his shot over the Hobart wall and into the lower left corner to equalize.
  • Hobart took the final five shots of the match, but could not reclaim the lead.

COACH’S CORNER

“Today we earned an important point against a tough Liberty league team,” Hobart Head Coach Shawn Griffin said. “We are happy with the performance and looking forward to another difficult test with Ithaca College next week.”

WHAT’S NEXT

The Statesmen will be back in action on Wednesday, Sept. 28, when they host Ithaca on Cozzens Field at 4 p.m.

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