Dartmouth Men Edge Albany
Hanover — The Dartmouth College men’s soccer team delighted its alumni and friends celebrating 100 years of Big Green soccer with a 2-1 victory over Albany on Saturday afternoon.
Dartmouth (4-0-3) remains unbeaten through its first seven games this season. It is the program’s best start since the 1987 season, when the Green started 6-0-1. Albany is 1-6-2.
The home team opened up the scoring sheet in the 28th minute on an unassisted goal by Gabe Hoffman-Johnson.
Holding a 1-0 lead, the Big Green kept the attack inside the Albany penalty area and utilized a give-and-go from junior Alex Adelabu over to classmate Gabe Stauber for his second goal of the season in the 64th minute.
Not conceding by any measure, the Great Danes found the back of the net three minutes later after a shot by Brandon Wilson that was deflected into the goal by a defender. The visitors finished the game with the last three shots, two into the hands of keeper Stefan Cleveland and the final just wide.
Johnson St. 0
Johnson, Vt. — Alex Ortega scored a hat trick as Colby-Sawyer (5-3, 1-0 NAC) shut out Johnson State (0-9, 0-4).
Chargers keeper Nick Austin needed to make only one save in the victory.
Dartmouth 4, Brown 3
Providence, r.i. — Maggie Scanlon’s goal with less than two minutes lifted Dartmouth (2-4, 1-1 Ivy League) past Brown (3-4, 0-2) to snap a three-game losing skid.
With the scored tied at 3, Scanlon knocked in a loose ball to put the Big Green on top for the first time all day with just 1:52 on the clock.
The Bears have not won a game in the series since 2006. Dartmouth leads the all-time series, 26-10-2.
After falling behind 2-0 in the first 20 minutes, the Big Green got two quick goals from Janine Leger and Heather Zezzo just 1:40 apart. Shortly after tying the game, Dartmouth fell behind again as the Bears’ Meghan O’Donnell put the home team up 3-2, a score that held up through intermission and the first 20 minutes of the second half. The Big Green’s Eliza Becker tied the game in the 58th minute.
UMaine-Farmington 5 Colby-Sawyer 3
Farmington, Maine — UMaine-Farmington (3-2, 2-0 NAC) led 5-0 in the first-half, then survived a second-half scare from Colby-Sawyer (4-5, 0-2 NAC).
The Chargers’ Jess Buckley broke UMF’s shutout bid just over two minutes into the half with an unassisted goal. Brittany Grandboi and Nichole Danehy added second-half goals for hte Chargers.
But Colby-Sawyer managed just one shot on goal over the remainder of the game, allowing UMaine-Farmington to hang on for the victory.
Johnson St. 0
Johnson, Vt. — Colby-Sawyer (8-1, 1-0 league) scored a pair of goals in each half to defeat Johnson State (4-4, 1-2) in the Chargers’ North Atlantic Conference NAC) opener
Marion James, Michelle Upham, Heather Faasse and Lizzie Jorgensen scored for Colby-Sawyer.
Karley Hamilton didn’t need to make a save in the contest for the Chargers, while Johnson State starting goalie Amber McCullock made 15 saves on 39 Colby-Sawyer shots.
Colby-Sawyer 8, Lyndon 1
Lyndon Center, Vt. — Colby Sawyer swept all three doubles matches in a win over Lyndon.
The Charger duos of Elizabeth Lincoln/Ashlyn Ramsay, Charlotte Horton/Oxana Tkachenko and Ellen Graham/Conley Dion were victorious, and Lincoln, Ramsay, Horton, Graham and Tkachenko won in singles.