MANCHESTER, N.H. – Sophomore Michael Budrewicz (Uccle, Belgium) sunk the game-winning goal in the final three minutes of overtime to send the Saint Anselm College men's soccer team to a 3-2 win over New Haven on Saturday afternoon.
This is the first overtime victory for the Hawks since Sept. 3, 2016 as the squad captured a win over Assumption in thanks to a Zach Heckt '17 goal. With the win, Saint Anselm also picked up its first Northeast-10 Conference victory of the season as they improve to 5-2 on the year and 1-2 in NE10 play.
So far this season, Budrewicz has recorded 12 points (4-4=12). Emmet O'Callaghan '18 was the last Hawks student-athlete to have 12 points in one season. Sophomore Taylor Silverstein (Concord, N.H.) has also reached double-digits in points this year with 10 as he has posted five goals.
Inside the final three minutes of the first overtime period, senior Nick Heckt (South Windsor, Conn.) drove upfield into the Hawks' attacking zone where he sent a through ball past the defensive line. Budrewicz was ready to attack and pounced on the opportunity. Budrewicz had a one-on-one with the goalkeeper and sunk a shot under Stefano Lorusso's armpit.
The match was scoreless in the opening 22 minutes before junior Josh Polakiewicz (Middleton, Mass.) headed the ball into the net from just outside the left post. Following a Silverstein free kick outside of the box, junior Jayden West (Londonderry, N.H.) would side kick the ball near the right post, chipping it over to Polakiewicz for the score.
After coming out of the halftime break, the Chargers converted two of their own in the 50th and 55th minute by Francisco Guedes and David Peteri. New Haven held a 2-1 lead after 10 minutes into the second half. Six minutes later with the Hawks down by one, Silverstein gathered a loss ball in front of the goal and notched the game up at two.
Senior goalkeeper Jacob Rostkowski (Rockport, Mass.) faced a total of six shots on the day, stopping four of them. Rostkowski improved to 4-1 on the year.
The Hawks begin a two-game road trip starting on Tuesday, Oct. 1 as they travel to Saint Michael's for a 3:30 p.m. matchup.