Men's soccer back on winning track after beating Ithaca
The Hamilton College men’s soccer team snapped a two-game losing streak on Tuesday afternoon, blanking visiting Ithaca 1-0 in a non-conference game at Love Field. The Continentals, whose last four games have been decided by one goal, improved to 5-3-1 on the year and the Bombers fell to 2-6-2.
Andrew Martin ’16 collected his first collegiate goal to account for all the scoring. He headed a cross from Erich Marcks ’16 past Ithaca goalkeeper Jordan Gentile ’15 just 2:20 into the second half. Marcks carried the ball up the left side and sent a cross to the far post where Martin headed the ball back toward the left. Marcks’ assist was his third, tying him for the team lead.
The Continentals held Ithaca without a shot on goal and owned an overall advantage of 16-4. Gentile finished with four saves including a one-handed stop of a shot taken by Alec Talsania ’17. The rebound landed in the middle of the box but Hamilton was unable to capitalize as Marcks sent a shot over the crossbar.
Hamilton’s Harris Pollack ’17 earned his third shutout of the season. The Continentals’ win cut Ithaca’s lead in the all-time series to 16-10-4. The Bombers have won just one game in Clinton since 2001.
The Continentals host a pair of NESCAC games during Fallcoming/Family Weekend, facing Bowdoin on Saturday, Oct. 11, and Middlebury on Sunday. Ithaca plays an Empire 8 game at Utica on Saturday.