The Hobart College soccer team and Vassar College battled to a 2-2 draw in a Liberty League Contest on Cozzens Field this afternoon The Statesmen are now 5-4-2 on the season with a 4-0-1 record in conference play.
Senior Guillermo Castañeda Chang played all 90 minutes in goal and made seven saves, including five in the second half. Brian Sheehan and Frederick Madsen scored Hobart’s goals.
Jared Fiske and Danny Berry scored for Vassar ( 5-3-4, 1-1-2). Vasillis Ganasoulis played all 90 minutes in goal and made one save.
INSIDE THE BOX SCORE
- Hobart finished the game with a 16-12 edge in shots on goal.
- The Statesmen also had a 9-3 advantage in corner kicks.
- Vassar opened the scoring in the 44th minute. Standing on the back post, Berry headed home an Owen Fauth corner kick for his second goal of the season.
- In the 49th minute, Madsen ran onto a through ball from Keegan Mulroony and slipped a shot into the lower right corner of the cage. It was his first goal of the season.
- Sheehan gave Hobart a 2-1 lead in the 76th minute. He flicked a header attempt over Ganasoulis’ arms and into the goal. It was his second goal of the season. Luke Ryan was awarded the assist, serving his corner kick into the 18-yard box.
- Just over four minutes later, Fiske tied the game with his fifth goal of the season. He headed a bouncing ball over the goal line off a corner kick.
MAKING THE SAVE
- Castañeda Chang was solid again in goal for Hobart, recording his second seven-save performance in the last three games.
- In the 11th minute, he made a diving save on a shot from Kinlay Watkins that was targeted for the lower left corner of the cage.
- Castañeda Chang’s two biggest saves of the game came in the 80th minute. He made a sliding stop on a shot from Brandon Liu, bounced right back up and immediately made a save on Fiske’s rebound attempt.
- Nolan Fierro had a golden chance to give Hobart a 3-1 lead just over a minute after Sheehan’s goal. His free kick from 28 yards out hit the goal frame where the crossbar meets the right goal post.
Hobart will be back in action next weekend, Oct. 13-14, when it heads to the capital region to take on Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and Union College. The Statesmen will take on the Engineers on Friday at 4 p.m. and the Garnet Chargers on Saturday at 2 p.m.