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Yeboah leads UVM past Hofstra

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BURLINGTON, Vt. -

Freshman Bernard Yeboah scored twice to lead the Vermont men's soccer team to a 2-1 victory over visiting Hofstra in non-conference action on Wednesday at Virtue Field.

In the 12th minute of the match, Danny Childs slipped a short through pass to Yeboah who was able to get behind the Hofstra defense. Yeboah fired off a low shot to the far corner and was able to beat the Pride goalkeeper Roberto Pellegrini.

Hofstra answered 11 minutes later. Chris Greibsch served a ball into the box from the right wing, teammate Maid Memic flicked the service on with a header to the back post and Marius Flateboe was there to finish off the scoring opportunity.

The teams headed into halftime with the score knotted at 1-1.

Yeboah added his second goal of the game in the early minutes of the second half. Vermont earned a throw in deep in its offensive third of the field. Luke Salmon's long throw bounced into the box and Yeboah was able to bury a volley for his second career goal as a Catamount.

UVM held Hofstra off the scoreboard the rest of the way to pick up its fifth win of the season and remain unbeaten at home (3-0-1). Vermont moves to 5-1-2 overall, while Hofstra falls to 2-3-1.

Conor Leland was credited with one stop for Vermont, while Pellegrini made five saves for Hofstra.

Vermont will take nine days off and return to action on September 28 when it hosts Hartwick at Virtue Field at 1 p.m.

Courtesy: UVM Athletics

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