The UConn men’s soccer team settled for a 2-2 draw against Dartmouth at Burnham Field Tuesday night in Hannover, New Hampshire. Senior forward Jordan Hall opened the scoring and junior midfielder Ahdan Tait notched his first goal of the season to double the lead, but the Huskies allowed the Big Green to score a pair of late second half goals to scrape out the tie.
UConn (3-5-1) nearly capitalized on a pair of scoring chances in the first ten minutes and finally broke through in the 33rd minute as Hall headed home a cross from sophomore midfielder Felix Metzler for his team-leading ninth goal of the season. The Huskies tacked on a second goal shortly after halftime as freshman defender Thomas Decottignies made a run with the ball from right back and dished a through ball to Tait, who fired in a shot through traffic in the 56th minute.
Dartmouth (3-3-1) quickly responded as sophomore defender Jordan Bailon pulled one back in the 63rd minute and junior forward Tiger Graham notched the equalizer just two minutes later. UConn’s Jayden Reid nearly scored in the final minute of the game but his attempt was saved by Big Green goalkeeper Alex Budnik.
In the two overtime periods that followed, neither side was able to generate a clear scoring opportunity and the two teams played to a draw. The game was one of the most physical UConn has been involved in this season as six yellow cards were issued.
The draw continued a three-game winless streak for the Huskies. UConn will host American Athletic Conference opponent Memphis at Dillon Stadium in Hartford on Friday at 3 p.m. The Tigers are 6-2 on the season and are winners of four straight.
Story Salit is a campus correspondent for The Daily Campus and can be reached via email at email@example.com.