BEVERLY, Mass. — After more than 100 minutes of scoreless action, Brendan McLaughlin gave No.1 Endicott College a 1-0 result against eighth-seeded University of New England in the quarterfinals of the 2017 Commonwealth Coast Conference (CCC) Men’s Soccer Championship on Saturday night (Oct. 28) at Hempstead Stadium.
Just 1:05 into the second extra period, Diego Maillo crossed a ball into the middle and McLaughlin’s header slipped under the UNE keeper for the deciding marker.
The Gulls (11-4-3) advance to square off with No.4 Wentworth Institute of Technology (a 2-1 winner over Salve Regina) in the semifinals on Tuesday. Interactive Bracket
The Nor’easters, who had dealt Endicott its only league setback in nine outings during the regular-season (1-0 in Biddeford on Oct. 21), finish the year with a record of 4-15.
Will Manuel made three saves for the EC shutout, as his side amassed a 44-5 advantage in shot attempts.
Nathan Delesdernier (Niantic, Conn.) totaled 12 saves for UNE.