SOMERVILLE, Mass.-- Junior Rob Harlow’s (West Springfield, Mass.) goal with 8:40 remaining capped a furious comeback in the final 16-plus minutes of action that lifted Norwich to a 3-2 Great Northeast Athletic Conference men’s soccer victory over Suffolk Saturday evening at Dilboy Stadium.
The visiting Cadets (4-1, 2-0 Great Northeast) trailed 2-0 entering the latter stages of the match evened matters on a pair of markers by junior Drew Dilley (Columbia, Pa.) that came just 1:35 apart, as converted a penalty kick in the 74th minute and took a feed from Harlow in the 75th minute for his fourth goal of the season to tie the contest at 2-2. Harlow then converted a pass from freshman Ryan Boyton (Dunedin, Fla.) in the 82nd minute for his fifth tally of the year that proved to be the game-winner for Norwich.
Freshman Adrian Brendel (Munich, Germany) had given the host Rams (2-1, 0-1 Great Northeast) a 1-0 halftime advantage when he converted a feed from junior Eric Zettervall (Colchester, Conn.) with just over seven minutes remaining before the break for his first collegiate goal, and junior Ben Lotterer (Lima, Peru) extended Suffolk’s edge to 2-0 in the 68th minute when he took a pass from sophomore Frank Serret (Boxford, Mass.) for his third marker of the season, setting up the late Cadet heroics.
Senior Jake Pagragan (Richland, Ind.) picked up his fourth win of the season in goal for Norwich with a four-save effort, while freshman Jack DeJesus (Swampscott, Mass.) made a career-high seven stops in the setback for Suffolk as the Cadets outshot the Rams by a 17-10 margin for the match.
Suffolk travels to Framingham, Mass. on Wednesday afternoon to take on Framingham State in a non-league outing that begins at 4:00 p.m., while Norwich hosts Lyndon State in a non-league match on Sunday afternoon in Northfield, Vt. at 2:00 p.m.