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Men's Soccer Falls to Endicott in 2OT, 3-2

Men's Soccer Falls to Endicott in 2OT, 3-2

BABSON PARK, Mass.—Babson College junior Andrew Josephs (Kingston, Jamaica) scored twice, but Endicott College first-year William Poreda (Duxbury, Mass.) notched the game-winning goal 2:15 into the second overtime to lift the Gulls to a 3-2 win over the Beavers in non-conference men's soccer action on Tuesday afternoon at Hartwell-Rogers Field.

Babson, which saw its three-game unbeaten streak come to an end, drops to 5-4-1 on the year, while Endicott improves to 5-3-1 with the victory.

Senior Alex Crompton (Killington, Vt.), sophomores Mitchell Collins (Burlington, Mass.) and Robert Dunne (Medway, Mass.), and first-year Mateos Norian (Wayland, Mass.) all recorded an assist for the Beavers. Senior goalkeeper Austin Mankouski (Suffield, Conn.) finished with two saves in the loss.

Senior Evan Couchot (Mason, Ohio) scored once and assisted on two other goals for the Gulls. Sophomore Arian Pilja (Arlington, Mass.) also had a goal, while first-year goalkeeper Zach Regulbuto (Somers, Conn.) finished with four saves in the win.

The Green and White jumped in front on the counter attack when Crompton chested down a service into the box for Josephs, who beat a defender to the ball and snuck his shot inside the left post for a 1-0 lead in the 22nd minute. Endicott pulled even in the 54th minute by taking advantage of a Babson mistake in the midfield. Junior Brandon Haughton (Hartford, Conn.) intercepted a pass and found Pilja, who played the ball out wide to Couchot before getting it back and blasting a shot past Mankouski and inside the far post for his second marker of the year.

The Gulls took the lead less than four minutes later when Couchot converted a penalty kick for his 10th goal of the year after getting taken down near the top of the box. Josephs equalized in the 80th minute with a diving header, and the Beavers missed a golden opportunity to go in front in the 82nd minute after Regulbuto mishandled a service into the box when sophomore Liam Hanlon (Boxborough, Mass.) sent his shot just over the crossbar.

Endicott was the more dangerous side in extra time, outshooting the Green and White 6-0 and netting the game-winning goal in the 103rd minute. Poreda shielded a defender from Couchot's service into the box and then chipped a shot over the head of Mankouski and into the upper corner.

Babson returns to action on Saturday when it hosts MIT at 1 p.m., while Endicott travels to Curry on Friday at 6:30 p.m.

• The Beavers are now 4-1-0 all-time against Endicott.
• Babson is 0-2-1 this season in overtime games.
• Josephs two-goal game was the first of his career, and he is the second Babson player along with Collins against Regis to record a brace this season.
• In nine matches this fall the Beavers have scored the opening goal seven times.