JOHNSON, Vt. – Worcester State University's junior forward, Bryan Brasil (Williamsburg, Mass.) netted his third career hat trick Wednesday afternoon as the Lancers defeated the Johnson State Badgers 3-2 in a double overtime thriller.
September 13, 2017
Score: Worcester State 3, Johnson State 2 (2OT)
Records: Worcester State (2-1) | Johnson State (3-2)
Brasil opened the scoring for Worcester State in the 16th minute on a free kick that skipped in off of Johnson goalie Gerrit Lane (Moretown, Vt.). Johnson's Dominic Caforia (Waterbury, Vt.) answered six minutes later with a penalty kick goal to tie the game at 1-1. The Badgers took the lead in the 27th minute when Alexander Vetere (Craftsbury, Vt.) sent a cross from the right wing and connected with Caforia who buried the ball to take a 2-1 advantage.
Brasil equalized the score at 2-2 on his second goal of the game in the 58th minute when he picked up a loose ball in front of the goal, and got past Lane.
After a scoreless first overtime period, Brasil completed the hat trick after getting behind the Johnson defense and beating Lane to his left for the game-winner.
BY THE NUMBERS
- Worcester State's Henri Guilmette (Franklin, Mass.) earns his first win of the season in net, stopping 3-of-5 shots on goal. The Badgers' netminder, Lane suffered the loss in goal, marking five saves in a 102:30 minute performance.
- Worcester State held a 17-7 advantage in shots and a 7-2 margin in corner kicks.
- Last season, Worcester State shutout Johnson State by a score of 8-0.
The men's soccer team returns home on Friday (Sep. 15) when they host MCLA in their first Massachusetts State Collegiate Athletic Conference (MASCAC) tilt of the season at Coughlin Field at 6 p.m.