Men's soccer battles Bentley to a 1-1 tie

MANCHESTER, N.H. – The Saint Anselm College men's soccer team and Bentley University played to a 1-1 tie in Northeast-10 Conference action on Tuesday afternoon. Play was halted with 7:42 left in the first overtime period as the game was delayed and eventually ended due to lightning in the area.

Box Score

The Hawks are now 0-11-3 overall and 0-9-3 in NE10 action while the Falcons are now 6-5-4 and 4-5-3 in league play.

Saint Anselm had early pressure in the opening 10 minutes with a pair of corner kicks to begin the game. The Falcons had a great chance to take a lead in midway through the first half. However, the Hawks' defense came up with some saves on the goal line and senior keeper Jacob Rostkowski (Rockport, Mass.) came up with a stop to keep the game scoreless.

The second half started with pressure from the Hawks early and it paid off. Freshman Michael Budrewicz (Uccle, Belgium) scored at the 51:55 mark of the second stanza. Sophomore Zach Elliot (Manchester, N.H.) drove the ball into the box and as he was sliding down, he was able to knock the ball to Budrewicz, who fired it on the net to give Saint Anselm a 1-0 lead.

The lead was short lived, however, as Harrison Bourgeois knotted things up in the 63rd minute for the Falcons.

Bentley had a slim 14-13 edge in shots and 8-5 advantage in corner kicks. The teams combined for 34 fouls including three yellow cards and a red card.

Rostkowski finished with three saves in net while his counterpart David Price had five saves in net.

The Hawks wrap up their season on Friday, Oct. 26 for a 3 p.m. NE10 tilt against Southern Connecticut State University.