WEST HAVEN, Conn. – Sophomore Sean Sullivan (Suffield, Conn./Suffield) scored in the 73rd minute as the Bentley men's soccer team went on the road and defeated New Haven 1-0 on Tuesday afternoon in the penultimate match of the regular season.
The win improves Bentley's Northeast-10 record to 7-4-1 for 22 points, and temporarily moves them into a tie for 4th place with Southern Connecticut. Depending on tonight's results, Bentley can control its own destiny for a top-four spot, and a home match in the quarterfinals of the Northeast-10 playoffs, with a win in its final match of the regular season on Friday. They already had a playoff spot clinched coming into this match.
Sullivan's goal is his 3rd in two games and 5th in four matches. He's scored the team's last three goals after scoring both goals in the 3-2 overtime defeat to Saint Michael's on Saturday.
The goal came about when a shot by Nick Hoffman (East Brookfield, Mass./Quabbin) in the penalty area was blocked by the New Haven defense. The rebound came to Sullivan in the six yard box, and he didn't miss to give Bentley the 1-0 lead.
The assist was Hoffman's 4th of the season, adding to his team leading total of 16 points on the season.
Senior goalkeeper Jack Blatchford (Douglas, Mass./Douglas) made four saves to pick up his 8th win of the season.
Bentley closes out the regular season on Friday at home against AIC. Kickoff is set for 3:00 pm.