HANOVER, N.H. – Tuesday night at Burnham Field was full of energy as the Dartmouth men’s soccer team had its first home appearance, and took a win over the University of Massachusetts with it.
The 1-0 win is the team’s second of the season, improving the Big Green’s record to 2-2-0, while the Minutemen move to 3-2-1.
Senior defender Wyatt Omsberg led the way, heading a free-kick ball from freshman Dawson McCartney into the net in the 17th minute of play. This was Omsberg’s first goal of the season, and McCartney’s first collegiate assist.
“I am proud of the group tonight,” said head coach Chad Riley. “Credit to UMass, they played a very strong game and certainly tested us at times. These games are always going to be tough challenges, but I thought the entire group was focused and put forth a good effort.
“The team will enjoy this win, and then quickly turn our focus to the daily preparation as we work towards our contest against Holy Cross this weekend.”
This is the second straight win for Dartmouth after starting out with two road losses. Freshman Christopher Palacios continues his strength in the goal, but several shot attempts were simply deflected by green and white defenders or went past the net, UMass never had a clear plane for shots on goal.
The Big Green outshot the Minutemen 10-4, and the teams racked up a total of 17 fouls with one yellow card on the road team in the beginning of the second half.
This weekend Dartmouth will travel to Worcester, Mass., to face Holy Cross on Saturday at 7 p.m.