Hobart College sophomore Frederick Madsen scored a pair of goals in the second half as the Statesmen defeated Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, 2-1, in a Liberty League contest on Cozzens Field Saturday afternoon. With the win, Hobart is now 6-3-4 on the season with a 3-1-3 mark in conference play. The Engineers are 4-5-5 overall with a 2-2-2 record in the Liberty League.
Madsen’s game-winning goal came with 63 seconds remaining in the contest.
Guillermo Castañeda Chang played all 90 minutes in goal and made two saves. Colin Such started in the RPI goal and made two saves.
- Hobart finished the game with a 12-9 edge in shots on goal. The Engineers had a 4-3 advantage in corner kicks.
- In an evenly played first half, both teams had six shots in the opening 45 minutes.
- In the fourth minute, Paul Silva had a shot off of a free kick stopped by Castaneda Chang.
- Kyle Osborne had a chance in the 20th minute, but his shot from the top of the 18-yard box was stopped by the Hobart goalie.
- Hobart’s best chances in the first half came in the 39th minute. Steven Pickering had shot from directly in front of the cage and swiped off the line by an Engineer defender. Madsen’s rebound attempt was blocked.
- Paul Silva gave RPI a 1-0 lead in the 54th minute. After being hauled down in the 18-yard box, he stepped up and buried a penalty kick for his seventh goal of the year.
- Madsen tied the game in the 61st minute. He ran onto a crossing pass from Connor Koschineg and ripped a shot into the back of the net.
- Madsen scored the game-winning goal in the 89th minute, chipping a shot past Such.
“Every play matters and that’s why you have to play for 90 minutes,” Head Coach Shawn Griffin said. “RPI is a very good team and that was a wonderful college soccer game. We secured three important points at a very important time in the season.”
- With the win, Hobart moved into a tie for second place in the Liberty League standings with Vassar. The Statesmen are three points behind St. Lawrence, the league leaders. Hobart’s last two conference games of the year are against the Brewers and the Saints.
Hobart will be back in action on Tuesday, October 18, when it begins a four-game road trip at Utica. The game is scheduled to begin at 4:30 p.m.