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Hobart clips Bard, 2-1

The Hobart College men’s soccer team knocked off Bard, 2-1, in a Liberty League Contest at Lorenzo Ferrari Soccer & Lacrosse Complex this afternoon. With the win, the Statesmen are now 4-2-3 overall this season with a 1-1-2 record in Liberty League play. The Raptors are now 4-4-1 overall with a 0-3-0 mark in conference play.

Amad Miller led the way for Hobart with a goal and an assist. Guillermo Castaneda Chang played all 90 minutes in goal, making two saves. Walker Schwabuer played all 90 minutes in goal for Bard and made four saves.

KEY STATS: 

  • Hobart finished the contest with a 14-9 edge in shots and a 9-2 advantage in corner kicks.

FIRST HALF:

  • Sam Lescher opened the scoring in the seventh minute. He collected a pass from Miller and one-timed a shot into the upper right corner of the cage. It was Lescher’s first goal of the season.
  • Robbie Caron had an attempt in the 26th minute that just missed the left goal post.
  • In the 41st minute, Nick Kasper nearly gave Hobart a 2-0 lead, but his shot was stopped by Schawbauer.
  • Bard’s best chance of the first half came in the 17th minute. Calvin Moe’s attempt was stopped by Castaneda Chang.

SECOND HALF:

  • The Statesmen took a 2-0 lead in the 70th minute on Miller’s first goal of the season. He collected a long diagonal cross from Nolan Fierro and buried a header in the back of the net.
  • The Raptors ended the shutout bid in the 90th minute. Kristian Kroslovic headed a corner kick from Ben Steketee past Castaneda Chang for his second goal of the season.

COACH’S CORNER:

“That was a very good win against a good Bard team,” Head Coach Shawn Griffin said. “Picking up three points in the Liberty League standings on the road is not an easy thing to do. I am very happy with the team’s performance today.”

UP NEXT:

Hobart will be back in action on Tuesday, Oct. 4, when it welcomes Cortland, which is receiving votes in both polls, to Cozzens Field for a non-conference contest. The game is slated to begin at 4 p.m. and is the start of a four-game homestand for the Statesmen.



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