COLCHESTER, Vt. – The Saint Anselm College men's soccer team shutout the Purple Knights of Saint Michael's College, 4-0, on a rainy Monday afternoon in the Green Mountain State.
The Hawks improve to 6-3 on the year while recording a 2-3 record in Northeast-10 Conference play. The Purple Knights drop to 3-4-1 overall and 0-3-1 against conference opponents. Saint Anselm recorded its first shutout victory since Oct. 7, 2017 when they kept New Haven scoreless for the full 90 minutes.
Sophomore Taylor Silverstein (Concord, N.H.) opened the scoring in the first six minutes of play with an assist by freshman Quenten McDonough (Bedford, N.H.). The Hawks would grow their lead to three at the intermission, thanks to a pair of goals by sophomore Michael Budrewicz (Uccle, Belgium) - the first Budrewicz goal came on a Silverstein feed and the second was credited to sophomore Chris Gallier (Savannah, Ga.). The Hawks would tack on a late goal by senior Nick Heckt (South Windsor, Conn.) on a free kick in the game's 73rd minute to create the 4-0 shutout victory.
The Hawks came out firing in the first half, recording 13 shots compared to Saint Michael's two and did not concede a shot on goal by the hosts. Saint Anselm ended the match with a 19-6 shots advantage.
In his first collegiate start, freshman goalkeeper Brian Underhill (Westford, Mass.) stopped two shots and earned the shutout. He improved to 2-1 on the year.
Monday's matchup was originally scheduled for Tuesday, Oct. 1 but play was suspended due to lightning and had to be rescheduled. The Hawks return to Melucci Field on Wednesday, Oct. 9 for a 4 p.m. battle against Franklin Pierce.