September 2, 2016
Dartmouth men open with draw at Kentucky
LEXINGTON, Ky. -- The Dartmouth men’s team played to a 1-1 overtime draw with No. 17 Kentucky in its season-opener Friday night.
The Big Green took the lead on junior defender Wyatt Omsberg’s 45th-minute penalty kick.
Kentucky (2-0-1) equalized on Connor Probert 61st-minute finish past James Hickok to the near post off a pass from Napo Matsoso.
“This was a great college soccer game,” Dartmouth coach Chad Riley said. “It completely had the feel of an NCAA game. Kentucky is a very good team and they are going to have a very good year.
“Overall, we were solid. We obviously still have lots of work to work on, but given where we are in our season, I am proud of our squad. The trick is now to continue to be hungry for improvement. It’s not where you start, but how much you grow. We competed and I’m always proud when we compete.”