2020 Schedule Preview: Hobart Statesmen

(Photo Courtesy of Hobart and William Smith Athletics)

The Hobart Statesmen are the 26th DI team to announce their 2020 schedule. Hobart comes into the 2020 season following a 2019 campaign that saw the Statesmen go 11-5 overall, 4-2 in the NEC, and lost to Robert Morris in the NEC Championship game.

Schedule

Date Home Away Notes
2/8 Hobart Canisius
2/15 Hobart Siena
2/22 Hobart Colgate
2/29 Syracuse Hobart Kraus-Simmons Trophy
3/7 Hobart Binghamton
3/14 Robert Morris Hobart NEC
3/21 Mount St. Mary’s Hobart NEC
3/28 Hobart Sacred Heart NEC
3/31 Cornell Hobart
4/4 Hobart LIU NEC
4/11 Bryant Hobart NEC
4/18 Hobart Merrimack NEC
4/25 Wagner Hobart NEC

Key Games

2/29 @ Syracuse

These two historic rivals will meet for the 106th time this spring. Syracuse holds a 77-26-2 record in the series and has defeated the Statesmen seven years straight. Last season, Hobart kept it close early but the Orange pulled away in the second half to claim the dominating 17-5 victory.

3/14 @ Robert Morris

In a rematch of the 2019 NEC championship game, Hobart will be looking to get revenge against the Colonials. Last season, Robert Morris won the regular-season matchup 16-15 in overtime and the NEC championship game 11-10. Hobart’s last win over the Colonials came in 2017. Additionally, each of their last four meetings has been decided by one goal. 

3/31 @ Cornell

A late March contest pegs these two rivals against each in the longest continuous rivalry in lacrosse. Cornell leads the all-time series 87–47–4. The Statesmen’s last victory over the Big Red came in 2017 with a 16-8 victory at home. 

4/11 @ Bryant

Last season, Hobart had to rally back against the Bulldogs to secure the narrow 12-11 victory. Since Hobart joined the NEC in 2014, the only team that has won twice in this series is Hobart, winning in 2014 and 2015. 

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