MASSACHUSETTS MARITIME MEN’S SOCCER
Wednesday, September 6, 2017
Clean Harbors Stadium, Buzzards Bay, Mass.
FINAL: MASSACHUSETTS MARITIME 2, WENTWORTH 1
BUZZARDS BAY, Mass. -- Sophomore Adam Crawford’s (Kingston, Mass.) goal with just under 18 minutes remaining proved to be the game-winner and lifted Massachusetts Maritime to a 2-1 non-league college men’s soccer victory over Wentworth Wednesday evening at Clean Harbors Stadium.
The host Buccaneers (1-1) trailed midway through the second half after sophomore Diego Panayotti (San Pedro Sula, Honduras) had given the visiting Leopards (1-2) a 1-0 advantage in the 56th minute on a feed from junior Noah Martins (Dartmouth, Mass.), but freshman Jacob Crawford (Rockland, Mass.) evened matters in the 68th minute after converting a pass from fellow freshman AJ Bubencik (Foxboro, Mass.) for his first collegiate tally. Adam Crawford provided the heroics less than five minutes later for Massachusetts Maritime, as he lofted a shot high from 35 yards with the wind at his back for the golden goal that gave the Buccaneers their triumph.
Senior Mike Pruchnik (Rochester, Mass.) made a pair of saves over the final 19 minutes of action to earn the win in goal for Massachusetts Maritime, which also received a pair of stops over the first 71 minutes of play from junior Connor Murphy (Mashpee, Mass.). Junior Joe Schallmo (Norwood, Mass.) made one save in suffering the setback in goal for Wentworth, as the Leopards outshot the Buccaneers by a 15-4 margin overall (5-2 on goal) and took five of the six corner kicks for the contest but dropped their fifth decision in the last six series outings to the hosts dating back to 2012.
Massachusetts Maritime hosts WPI in a non-league outing on Saturday afternoon at Clean Harbors Stadium beginning at 1:00 p.m., while Wentworth hosts Lesley in a non-league match on Saturday afternoon at Sweeney Field in Boston that begins at 3:00 p.m.