NEW HAVEN, Conn. – Blaise Haba scored 2:45 into the first overtime to give the Southern Connecticut State University Owls a 1-0 victory over the Saint Anselm College men's soccer team in Northeast-10 Conference action on Saturday night.
The Hawks have dropped the past three matches, falling to 6-6 on the season and 2-6 against conference opponents. The Owls improved to 3-5-4 on the year and to 2-4-2 in NE10 play.
After a scoreless 90 minutes of regulation time, Haba grabbed a loose ball in the box and fired a shot inside the left post for the game-winning goal shortly into the first overtime period.
Junior Jayden West (Londonderry, N.H.) had one of the Hawks best scoring chances in the 81st minute, but his shot caromed off the post to keep the game scoreless. Two minutes later, sophomore Michael Budrewicz (Uccle, Belgium) registered a shot on net, but was denied by the Owls goalkeeper.
Southern Connecticut State outshot Saint Anselm by a 20-6 margin as freshman goalkeeper Brian Underhill (Westford, Mass.) faced a total of 11 shots on goal, stopping 10 of them. Ian Shannon of the Owls had two stops, earning his first victory of the season in goal.
The Hawks are back on the road again as they travel to Le Moyne on Wednesday, Oct. 23 for a 3 p.m. matchup.