Hobart men's soccer slips past Clarkson, 1-0
Geneva, NY – Despite some solid chances in both the first and second halves, the Clarkson University Men's Soccer team came up empty in its come-from-behind bid against Hobart College, dropping a 1-0 decision to the Statesmen in Liberty League action Saturday afternoon.
The Golden Knights fell to 7-3-1 overall and 1-2-1 in league contests while Hobart remained unbeaten in league play at 4-0-1 and moved to 5-4-2 overall. Clarkson will host a pair of league games next weekend when it takes on Vassar and Bard.The Statesmen took little time getting on the scoreboard and the goal would prove to be the lone score of the contest. Kyle Mangold settled himself at the top right of the penalty box and scored into the upper left corner at the 8:36 mark to put Hobart up 1-0.
Clarkson had a strong run of offense late in the first half to try to tie things up. Evan Yeigh's shot at 38:07 was blocked and a corner kick just 30 seconds later turned in the Knights' best scoring chance. Henry Gomez, Jr. nearly knocked in the corner opportunity from Mack Walton, but a Hobart defender slid in and redirected the ball off the goal line. Yeigh's next shot then wide right a few seconds later as the Statesmen dodged the tying goal.
In the second half, Clarkson had another solid chance late as Gomez's shot in the 80th minute went just wide, and 90 seconds later James Homan's header was corralled by the Hobart goalkeeper, Alec Kaminer.
Clarkson finished with a 14-10 edge in shots, but trailed in corner kicks 8-2. Riley McDonald made three saves and Alec Kaminer matched his effort with three saves.