Pruchnik, Murphy Combine For Nine Saves As Men's Soccer Drops 6-0 Non-League Decision At Salve Regina

Pruchnik, Murphy Combine For Nine Saves As Men's Soccer Drops 6-0 Non-League Decision At Salve Regina


Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Brother Reynolds Field, Newport, R.I.




NEWPORT, R.I. --  Junior Jared Warren (Georgetown, Mass.) netted a pair of goals, while sophomore Matthew O’Donnell (Pittsburgh, Pa.) added a marker and two assists to lead Salve Regina to a 6-0 non-league college men’s soccer victory over Massachusetts Maritime Wednesday afternoon at Brother Reynolds Field.


After a scoreless first half of action, the host Seahawks (2-6-1) took control of the contest by tallying four times in the opening 8:12 after intermission, as goals by Warren in the 48th and 54th minutes sandwiched markers by O’Donnell and senior Nolan Brady (Needham, Mass.) that came just 21 seconds apart.  Freshman Michael Nadtochij (Medway, Mass.) extended Salve Regina’s lead to 5-0 in the 73rd minute on an O’Donnell feed, while sophomore Nathaniel Crocker’s (Hallowell, Maine) tally with 9:36 remaining accounted for the final score.


Brady added an assist to go with his goal in the triumph for the Seahawks, who also received a helper from senior Evan Dudney (North Andover, Mass.).  Sophomore Michael Payan (Fort Lee, N.J.) picked up the shutout win in goal for the hosts with an 11-save effort, while junior Mike Pruchnik (Rochester, Mass.) made eight stops over the first 60-plus minutes of play in the setback for the visiting Buccaneers (4-3-1), who also received a second half save from sophomore Connor Murphy (Mashpee, Mass.).  Salve Regina outshot Massachusetts Maritime by a 25-11 margin overall (15-11 on goal), while the visitors took five of the seven corner kicks on the afternoon.


Massachusetts Maritime heads to Salem, Mass. on Saturday afternoon to take on Salem State in a Massachusetts State Collegiate Athletic Conference outing beginning at 3:00 p.m., while Salve Regina hosts Eastern Nazarene in a Commonwealth Coast Conference clash on Saturday afternoon at Brother Reynolds Field that also begins at 3:00 p.m.