The Hobart College soccer team knocked off Union College 2-0 in a key Liberty League contest at College Park Field this afternoon. With the win, the Statesmen are now 6-5-2 overall on the season with a 5-1-1 mark in Liberty League play.
Hobart and Union (6-5-2, 5-1-1) entered the weekend as the top two teams in the Liberty League. The Statesmen, who were handed their first league loss in conference play yesterday, now has 16 points with two games remaining in league play. Hobart is four points clear of four teams that are tied for second including the Garnet Chargers.
Quinn Phillips and Frederick Madsen scored in the win for Hobart. Guillermo Castañeda Chang played all 90 minutes in goal and made one save as he collected his fourth shutout of the season.
Paul Agne started in goal for Union and made two saves. Sean Speck played the final four minutes and did not face a shot.
- Phillips opened the scoring in the 14th minute. He collected a pass from Amad Miller inside the six-yard box and slipped a shot into the lower left corner of the cage. It was Phillips’ third goal of the season. Brian Sheehan notched a secondary assist on the tally.
- In the 22nd minute, Madsen gave, Hobart a two-goal lead. He picked up a loose ball and slotted a shot past the Union goalie. It was his second goal of the season.
- Madsen nearly opened the scoring in the second minute but fired a shot off the crossbar.
- In the 58th minute, Union’s Ethan Klopfer headed a shot off the right post.
- In the 71st minute, the Garnet Chargers’ Lucas Montalto had a shot swiped off the goal line by a Hobart defender.
- Seven minutes later, Grand Della Rocca had a shot smothered by Castaneda Chang.
- Hobart held an 11-6 edge in shots, including a 7-0 advantage in the first half.
- The Statesmen held a 7-2 advantage in corner kicks.
“After playing so well on Friday against RPI and not getting the results, it was a great response from the guys on both sides of the ball,” Head Coach Shawn Griffin said. “I am happy for the guys as we head into yet another important week of games.”
Hobart will be back in action on Tuesday, Oct. 24, when it begins a four-game homestand to close out the regular season. The Statesmen will take on Utica University at 4 p.m. on Cozzens Field.