Posted by Skidmore Athletics
SARATOGA SPRINGS– The Skidmore College men's soccer team suffered a tough 1-0 loss to No. 18 Hobart in Friday afternoon's Liberty League matchup at Wachenheim Field.
The Thoroughbreds fall to 4-6 overall and 1-2 in league play, while the Statesmen improve to 8-1 overall and 1-1 league.
Caetano Sanchez scored the lone goal of the contest, putting his team up in the 72nd minute. Sanchez headed a ball put on goal by Taylor Jones past Skidmore keeper Nick Peterson '12 for his first goal of the season.
A few minutes later, the Thoroughbreds tried to answer on a shot from Diego Reinero '12 that was swatted away by Hobart goalie Charlie Hale, forcing a corner. On the corner, Andrew Blake '14 corralled a loose ball and sent it on goal, but a defender was able to clear it before it crossed the goal line. Skidmore was able to get a few more shots off but couldn't put one on goal as the Statesmen held on for the 1-0 win.
Peterson finished with three saves, while Hale made two.
The Thoroughbreds outshot Hobart, 9-8 but the Statesmen held a 9-7 advantage in penalty corners.