NEW HAVEN, Conn. – Two goals were not able to secure a win for the Dartmouth men’s soccer team who took its first tie of the season against Yale on Saturday afternoon, 2-2.
Junior Eduvie Ikoba scored first in the 11th minute, off a dual assist from Noah Paravicini and Zach Kalk, getting the Big Green on the board and taking a 1-0 lead.
Keeping the offensive attack going, Ikoba scored in the 23rd minute of play, off a rebound save attempt at the goal, with Dawson McCartney assisting.
The Dartmouth defense was able to hold off the Bulldog attack game through the first half, but three minutes into the second period the home team was able to find the back of the net. Cameron Riach scored for Yale in the 48th minute on a header, with an assist from Mark Winhoffer.
With time ticking down and an end in sight, the Bulldogs found a way to extend play when Miguel Yuste scored with only 40 seconds left on the clock, tying the score and eventually forcing overtime.
Neither team was able to find an opportunity to score in the two overtime periods, ending in the draw. The result moves the Big Green to 7-2-1, 2-0-1 in conference play, while Yale moves to 3-5-1, 0-1-1 in the Ivy League.
“We are certainly disappointed with the result, but credit to Yale for fighting back from a deficit to earn the draw,” said head coach Chad Riley. “They are a good team and made for a competitive match. As much as this one stings, we will learn from it and improve as we begin our preparation for Penn.”
Freshman keeper Christopher Palacios grabbed one save in the 110 minutes. Ikoba now is tied with Wyatt Omsberg for first on the team in goals, with four on the season.
Dartmouth will continue its Ivy League competition next weekend, traveling to Penn for a Saturday matchup at 7 p.m.