Williams Scores Late To Knock Off Men's Soccer
October 1, 2013
Middlebury tied the game late only to see Williams score the game-winner less than two minutes later, as the Ephs (5-2, 3-2) earned a 2-1 NESCAC road win. The Panthers (3-2-1, 2-2-1) held a slight 11-10 shots advantage in the game and will return to action on Saturday at Tufts.
Williams took a 1-0 lead 12:49 into the contest after a restart. Andres’ Burbank-Crump scored his first of the year with a hard low shot from 25 yards out that found its way into the left side of the net.
Middlebury hoped to tie the game in the 35th minute, but Tom Bean’s header on a cross went just wide.
The Ephs looked to increase their lead in the 49th minute when Matt Kastner broke in all alone. His shot to the left side was denied by a diving Ethan Collins to keep it a 1-0 game.
Middlebury had a couple more chances before breaking through to tie the game with just 5:31 left to play. A free kick from the left side 25 yards out was taken by Greg Conrad. After a player stepped over the ball, Conrad stepped up and booted a left-footed hooking shot into the top left corner of the net for the first of his career.
The Ephs took just 1:54 to regain the lead, scoring the game-winner at the 86:23 mark. Mohammed Rashid played a nice through ball to Matt Muralles, who buried the game-winner past Collins. The goal was his team-leading third of the season.
Peter Morrell made five saves in goal to earn the win, while Collins made one save for the Panthers.