Men’s soccer wins season finale in comeback fashion over Assumption

Men’s soccer wins season finale in comeback fashion over Assumption

MANCHESTER, N.H. – With the match even at two in the final six minutes, sophomore Michael Budrewicz (Uccle, Belgium) scored the game-winning goal to propel the Saint Anselm College men's soccer team to a 3-2 victory over the Greyhounds from Assumption College on Wednesday at Melucci Field.

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Scoring three unanswered goals down the stretch, the Hawks finished the season with a 7-9 overall record alongside a 3-9 mark in Northeast-10 Conference play. Saint Anselm recorded its most overall victories in a season since 2009 and posted two more victories in conference play than they did in 2018. Assumption ended the regular-season with a 9-7 overall record (7-5 NE10) and has qualified for the upcoming NE10 postseason.

With the end of regulation looming, Budrewicz went on the attack down the left side of the Hawks attacking zone. Right by the near-post, he chipped the ball home for the game-winner - he concluded the 2019 campaign with 26 points (11-4=26), the most in a single campaign by a Hawks student-athlete since Maximillian Glebocki '13 tallied eight goals and six assists for 22 points (8-6=22) in 2011.

With two tallies in the first 28 minutes of the match, Jason Lages single-handedly put the Greyhounds up by a 2-0 score. Budrewicz responded two minutes before halftime with a goal of his own. Despite trailing 2-1 at halftime, Saint Anselm led 9-7 in shots.

In the 59th minute, sophomore Jordan Trombly (Manchester, N.H.) found the equalizer for the Hawks and brought the match even. Sophomore Taylor Silverstein (Concord, N.H.) sent a corner kick toward the box for Trombly to side kick the ball into the net.

At the end of the contest, both teams were tied in shots at 17. Senior Jacob Rostkowski (Rockport, Mass.) posted six saves and improved to 5-6 on the year. Assumption's Sebastian Jimenez stopped the same as his counterpart, Rostkowski.

Both Rostkowski and senior Nick Heckt (South Windsor, Conn.) wrapped up their careers at Saint Anselm after Wednesday's contest.