WEYMOUTH, Mass.- Senior Connor Hudson-Bryant (Weymouth, Mass.) netted the game-winning goal to lift the Eastern Nazarene College men's soccer team to a 1-0 overtime victory over Lesley in the first round of the New England Collegiate Conference (NECC) Tournament Tuesday evening at Weymouth High School.
The Lions, seeded No. 3 in the tournament, improve to 7-9-3 on the season with the win and advance to the NECC semifinals. The Lynx, the No. 6 seed in the conference playoffs, move to 4-9-4 overall with the result.
Neither side found the back of the net in the first half. Eastern Nazarene generated 10 shots in the opening frame while limiting Lesley to just one attempt.
The Lions outshot the Lynx 13-5 in the second stanza but the match was level at 0-0 on the scoreboard.
In the 95th minute, Matthew Cawthorne (Norwell, Mass.) drew a foul inside the box to earn a penalty shot. Hudson-Bryant scored the golden goal as he converted his second penalty shot attempt of the fall to collect his third tally.
Eastern Nazarene concluded the contest with 26 shots while Lesley managed six attempts.
Florian Resch (St. Stefan, Austria) recorded one save to post his fourth clean sheet of the season.
Looking ahead, Eastern Nazarene travels to No. 2 seed Mitchell Friday, November 2 in the NECC Tournament semifinals.