Hawks’ soccer posts pair of wins and a draw over opening weekend

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Friday didn’t hold a great result for the home team at Grappone Field, but some of their colleagues in other sports had a better weekend. It’s September 9, 2019 and here are some recent highlights from the Saint Anselm Hawks’ athletic program.

Payton Wildrich (Dartmouth, Mass.) – Saint Anselm College promotional photo

Men’s Soccer

Sophomore Michael Budrewicz (Uccle, Belgium) recorded Saint Anselm’s first hat trick in nearly ten years as the Hawks defeated Saint Thomas Aquinas 5-3 at home on Saturday at Melucci Field.

Budrewicz scored his first two goals just two minutes apart, providing an assist on a 24th minute goal by Zach Elliot (Manchester, N.H.), and sealing the hat trick just seconds before the 40th minute o9n a penalty kick to put Saint Anselm up 4-0.

The Spartans started the second half with three unanswered goals, but Elliot took advantage of a goalkeeping error with 11 minutes left in the contest to find a wide-open net for his second goal of the day.

They next face Roberts Wesleyan at home on Wednesday at 3 p.m.

Women’s Soccer

Saint Anselm only managed one goal over two games over the weekend, but didn’t allow a goal, drawing 0-0 with Goldey Beacom on Friday and winning 1-0 over Holy Family on Saturday.

Payton Wildrick (Dartmouth, Mass.) is now up to eight clean sheets after her pair over the weekend, saving a penalty kick in the 68th minute of the first contest.

Senior midfielder Caly Fiorina (Southbury, Conn.) notched the Hawks’ only goal of the weekend, five minutes into the first overtime of the second game.

The Hawks travels to Saint Thomas Aquinas on Wednesday, Sept. 11 for a 3 p.m. matchup.

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