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MEN’S SOCCER: Mass. Maritime posts non-conference win over Anna Maria

MEN’S SOCCER: Mass. Maritime posts non-conference win over Anna Maria

The Basics:

-Score: Massachusetts Maritime 4, Anna Maria College 1

-Records: Mass. Maritime (4-8-0), Anna Maria (1-11-1)

-Location: Paxton, Mass. (AMCAT Field)

- The Lead: Freshman Jacob Crawford (Rockland, Mass.) netted a goal and an assist for three points Wednesday evening to lead Massachusetts Maritime to a 4-1 non-league college men's soccer victory over Anna Maria at Amcat Field.


How It Happened:

- Crawford staked the visiting Buccaneers to a 1-0 edge just 4:10 into the match after converting a through-ball from junior Zach O'Neil (Scituate, Mass.) for his second goal of the season.

-Junior William Taylor (Hanover, Mass.) extended that margin to 2-0 in the 15th minute with his first marker of the fall that was set up by a centering pass by Crawford.

-The host Amcats sliced the margin in half in the 31st minute when sophomore Ryan Todesco (Southwick, Mass.)  knocked home a header on a free kick by senior Derrick Casey (Worcester, Mass.). Todesco scored on a header for the second game in a row.

-Massachusetts Maritime iced its triumph with a pair of second half scores that came on an own goal in the 59th minute and freshman James Roland's (Fairfield, Conn.) first career marker in the 71st minute to account for the final margin.


Inside the Numbers:

- Junior Connor Murphy (Mashpee, Mass.) earned his first win of the season and his second career triumph over Anna Maria by making one save in 88-plus minutes of play in goal for the Buccaneers.

-Freshman Jeffre Donahue (Rockland, Mass.) and junior Mark Robinshaw (Ashford, Conn.) combined for four stops in the setback for the Amcats.

- Massachusetts Maritime outshot Anna Maria by a 13-5 margin overall (8-2 on goal) and held a 13-2 edge in corner kicks while earning its sixth straight triumph in the series between the two schools.


Up Next:

-Massachusetts Maritime hosts Framingham State in a Massachusetts State Collegiate Athletic Conference outing on Friday evening at Clean Harbors Stadium beginning at 7:00 p.m., while Anna Maria heads to Providence, R.I. on Saturday afternoon to take on Johnson & Wales in a Great Northeast Athletic Conference contest at 2:30 p.m.


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