Wednesday, October 3rd
BURLINGTON, Vt. – The Dartmouth Big Green received goals from three different players to earn a 3-1 victory over Vermont in non-conference men's soccer match Wednesday at Virtue Field.
The Catamounts who were playing their first home game in nearly a month, fall to 4-4-3 overall and have their six-game unbeaten streak snapped. Dartmouth improves to 4-5-0 on the season.
"This was a disappointing performance," said Vermont head coach Jesse Cormier. "There wasn't one matchup we won today. We lacked the emotional energy we needed and did not compete. We are going to have to bring a lot more of both energy and competitiveness to the table for the conference game against Hartford on Saturday," continued Cormier.
In the 21st minute, Dartmouth earned a corner kick. A second service off the corner from Kevin Dzierzawski was finished off with a header from Alex Adelabu to give the Big Green a 1-0 advantage.
Dartmouth took that lead and a 7-2 edge in shots and 8-2 advantage in corner kicks into halftime.
In the 64th minute Tommy Johnson's service into the box from just outside the penalty area was finished off with a header from Colin Heffron to push the Big Green lead to 2-0.
Vermont answered back a minute later. The Catamounts were awarded a penalty kick for the fifth straight game. Senior Joe Losier stepped up and converted the kick to keep his record perfect on the season, 4-for-4, and cut the Dartmouth lead to one, 2-1, with 25 minutes remaining in the match.
Dartmouth added an insurance goal in the 68th minute. Robin Alnas carried the ball down the left wing and made a short pass to Brad Jacobson at the top of the penalty box. Jacobson was able to bury a shot past the outstretched arm of UVM goalkeeper Conor Leland to close out the scoring.
Leland played 70 minutes and made two stops for Vermont before being relieved by Dave Ramada. Noah Cohen was credited with six saves for Dartmouth.
Vermont returns to action on Saturday (Oct. 6) when it hosts Hartford in an America East match at 2 p.m. at Virtue Field.
-- UVM Sports Information
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