Dylan Hoy '17 Scores Two Goals Along with an Assist to Power Men's Soccer to 3-0 Opening-Day Win
In just the second-ever meeting of the colleges, Wesleyan defeated Framingham St., 3-0, in its season opener while Framingham dropped to 0-2 on the young season. Wesleyan's Dylan Hoy '17 (#23, photo by Peter Stein '84) factored into each of the Cardinals' goals with two tallies and an assist to power the Wesleyan attack. Wesleyan generated an 18-7 edge in total shots and got three saves from goalie Derek Grammer '17 for his first career shutout.
Wesleyan got the game-winner off the foot of Omar Bravo '15 in the 16th minute when he received a pass in the middle from Hoy and fired a left-footed banana kick from 16 yards out that caught the net just inside the left post waist-high past the Ram keeper. This came 11 minutes after Framingham had saved a Wesleyan penalty kick by Max Jones '16 after a foul in the box. The goalie guessed correctly and dove to his right to stop the low kick.
The score stayed 1-0 through just over 69 minutes of play before Hoy scored the first of his two goals in a span of just 6:06. Nate Howell '13 moved the ball up the left flank and pushed the ball ahead to Hoy, who pounded a high shot from a sharp angle into the top left corner of the net in the 70th minute. Hoy then converted a free kick from 25 yards out with a high shot to the right side of the net in the 76th minute.
When the teams met for the first time in Framingham, Mass. a year ago, they played to a 1-1 double-overtime draw.
Up next for the Cardinals is the opening NESCAC contest of the year as Wesleyan travels to Bowdoin Sat., Sept. 7. The game will have both LiveStats and a webcast and can be viewed by clicking < here