HANOVER, N.H. — Three goals in the second half led the way for the Dartmouth men's soccer team's 3-0 win over Hofstra on Tuesday night.
Senior Wyatt Omsberg scored the first goal for the Big Green in the 51st minute of play. A series of fouls throughout the game resulted in a yellow card for the Pride's Sean Nealis, when he tripped a Dartmouth player inside the box. Omsberg set up for the penalty kick and sent his shot into the side of the net, past the goalkeeper.
After putting a point on the board, the home team's momentum continued. In the 63rd minute, junior Noah Paravicini found himself in perfect scoring position inside the box, after an attempt from Matt Danilack bounced off a Hofstra defender, Paravicini received the rebound and sent the ball into the left side. The Petaluma, California native’s goal was also assisted by senior Tyler Dowse.
Only five minutes later, junior Justin Donawa placed a well-directed shot into the left upper corner of the net from just inside the 18, off a pass from Danilack.
“I’m very proud of the result and the performance, it was nice to see a significant number of guys contribute to the victory,” said head coach Chad Riley. “I think it was a good game for us, we knew Hofstra would test us well. They have played one of the most difficult schedules in the country and are on a road swing, so maybe we saw some of their tiredness in the second half. That’s a good team, a good result and I’m really proud of the focus that the entire squad brought to the game.”
Aggressive play was not lost between either team, a total of three yellow cards were pulled for the road squad, and one for the Big Green. Freshman goalkeeper Christopher Palacios grabbed only one necessary save in the game, as the Dartmouth defense kept the Pride’s offense at bay.
With the win, the Big Green improve to 7-2-0 on the season with a 1-0-0 record in Ivy League play, while the Pride fall to 1-4-6.
Dartmouth will travel to New Haven, Connecticut this weekend to take on Yale on Saturday, October 7 at 4 p.m.