NEW LONDON, Conn.--Junior Billy Hawkey (Pennington, N.J.) scored a goal in each half to lead the Connecticut College men's soccer team past UMass Dartmouth in a 2-1 victory on Tempel Green Wednesday afternoon. Marion Patrk (Greenwich, Conn.) assisted on both scores for the Camels, who out-shot the visiting Corsairs 17-to-4 en route to the win.
Connecticut College evened its record at 2-2-2. The Corsairs, who entered the week tied for 10th place in the regional ranking, fall to 6-2.
The Camels vaulted out to an early advantage in the third minute of play. Patrk set up Hawkey on the left side of the box for the score from 10 yards out. But in the 52nd minute of action, the Corsairs supplied the equalizer. In a two on one situation versus the keeper, Ryland Foster-Gorbach (West Roxbury, Mass.) chipped one in from point-blank range on an assisting pass from Victor Ferreira (St. Michael, Portugal).
However, in the 62nd minute of action, the Camels regained the lead on Hawkey's second score. Patrk delivered a cross to Hawkey and he took it in from six yards out, weaving his way behind UMass Dartmouth senior keeper Mike Phelan (Carver, Mass.) for the goal that proved to be the difference.
Hawkey narrowly missed out on a hat-trick in the 84th minute. Kevin Burt (New Canaan, Conn.) delivered a room service cross and Hawkey unloaded just outside the goal mouth but his blast sailed over the cross bar.
"We know what we're capable of doing as a team," Hawkey said after the win. "We've got great depth in the goal with Casey Marini and Max Nichols helping us out. As a junior, I'm really just trying to be more of a leader and help our younger guys out in any way possible. Marino really delivered with two great passes for me today. We will try to use this win to carry some momentum into our conference action at Bowdoin Saturday."
Phelan finished with five saves for the Corsairs. Max Nichols (Mill Valley, Calif.) made one save in goal for Connecticut College.