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Statesmen ranked 2nd in country

The Hobart College soccer team is ranked second in this week’s National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) poll. This is the highest ranking the Statesmen have received since the end of the 1992 regular season when the Statesmen were ranked No. 1.

Hobart opened the season with a 6-0 shutout at Alfred. The Statesmen then traveled to Grantham, Pa. and defeated preseason No. 1 Messiah College, 2-1 in overtime. The Statesmen wrapped up the week with a 6-1 win at Franklin & Marshall. Junior Tommy Hayes scored the game-winning goal 6:27 seconds into overtime to upset Messiah. He also scored the game-winner in a 6-1 triumph at Franklin & Marshall on Saturday. Hayes is tied for the team lead in goals, and is tied for first in the league in game-winning goals. He was named Liberty League Co-Offensive Performer of the Week for his efforts.

Against Alfred, senior Kevin McCarthy paced the offense. He scored two goals and earned an assist in the win. McCarthy also assisted the game-winning goal at Messiah. He leads the Statesmen with six points and is tied for the lead in goals.

Junior Michael Moulton leads the team and the league with three assists. He earned one against Messiah and two in the win over Franklin & Marshall. Sophomore Alex Kittelberger tallied two goals last week, one against Alfred and one at Franklin & Marshall.

The Statesmen (3-0-0) will be back in action Sept. 11 when they travel to Brockport State for a non-conference game at 2 p.m.