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Hobart wins 3rd straight, shuts out Clarkson 2-0

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  • Kyle Evans 

The Hobart College soccer team scored a goal in each half as it defeated Clarkson University 2-0 in a Liberty League contest at Hantz Field this afternoon. With the win, the Statesmen are now 4-4-1 overall on the season with a 3-0-0 mark in conference play. This is the first time that Hobart has won its first three league games since 2008.

Nolan Fierro and Quinn Phillips scored Hobart’s goals. Guillermo Castañeda Chang played all 90 minutes in goal and made a career-high seven saves as he earned his second consecutive shutout.

Josh Morelli made five saves in goal for Clarkson (6-2-0, 2-1-0).

KEY STATS

  • The Statesmen finished the game with a 13-11 edge in shots and a 7-4 advantage in corner kicks.
  • Hobart out shot the Golden Knights 10-2 in the second half.
  • It was Hobart’s second consecutive shutout victory over the Golden Knights and third victory in the last four meetings.

SCORING SUMMARY

  • Hobart opened the scoring in the seventh minute on Fierro’s second goal of the season. Off a free kick from 20 yards out, he fired a shot into the right corner of the goal. Lucas Montero was awarded an assist on the goal.
  • Phillips added an insurance goal in the 62nd minute. He headed home a crossing pass from Amad Miller for his second goal of the season.

SCORING CHANCES

  • In the fourth minute Miller’s shot that was ticketed for the right corner was stopped by Morelli.
  • Late in the half, Chris Friedlander’s shot just missed the right goal post.
  • Clarkson appeared to tie the game, in the 11th minute, but Eric McKean’s goal was waved off because he was offsides.
  • Castaneda Chang also made five saves in the opening frame as the Golden Knights pushed for the equalizer.

COACH’S CORNER
“I am very proud of how disciplined this group has been,” Head Coach Shawn Griffin said. “Another hard-fought road win against a very good Clarkson side. I can’t say enough good things about this entire team. It’s just a great group of guys that understand the importance of hard work and team play.”

UP NEXT
Hobart will be back in action on Wednesday, Oct. 4, when it welcomes Rochester Institute of Technology to Cozzens Field. The Liberty League contest is scheduled to begin at 4 p.m.