WORCESTER, Mass. - The Dartmouth men’s soccer team took down Holy Cross, 5-0, on Saturday night in Worcester.
The win moves the Big Green to 3-2-0 on the season while the Crusaders fall to 1-4-1.
Junior Noah Paravicini sent in the first goal at the five-minute mark, from an assist by Justin Donawa. The offense wasted no time in trying to score a second time, when senior Wyatt Omsberg headed the ball into the net from a Donawa corner kick in the eighth minute.
The Crusaders played aggressively in the first half, committing four fouls and drawing a yellow card. While they only had one shot on goal, the Dartmouth defense deflected several shot attempts from the home team.
“I am certainly proud of the group,” said head coach Chad Riley. “We came out and focused, and we were fortunate enough to have a couple of early chances go in for us. All in all, a good road performance and good leadership by our captains. Now we need to enjoy it for a bit, and then begin preparing for our next competition.”
Coming out strong into the second half, Danilack scored again in the 50th minute, sending in a quick shot after the ball bobbled around between players from a corner kick.
With 14 minutes left to play, junior Eduvie Ikoba scored his first goal of the year, heading a ball into the net from close range.
Danilack now has two goals on the season, tied with Omsberg, while Paravicini and Ikoba have one apiece. Donawa added two assists to his season total, leading the team with three. Freshman goalkeeper Christopher Palacios grabbed one save, but helped block several goal attempts throughout the night.
The Big Green will return to action on their home field next Wednesday, and face UMass Lowell at 7 p.m.