North Adams, MA- Matt Duffy scored with 1:56 left in the first overtime in leading the MCLA Trailblazers to a thrilling 1-0 win over the visiting Becker College Hawks at Shewcraft Field. The match was the season opener for both teams as MCLA is now 1-0 while Becker drops to 0-1.
Duffy converted a pass from Romeo Grey for the golden goal to end the scoreless drought and send the home crowd happy. MCLA had a great chance to win it in regulation, but Grey's shot hit the post and the game went into overtime.
MCLA held a slim 12-11 shot advantage over the Hawks and a 5-4 mark in corners, however neither team could get the ball into the back of the net.
MCLA keeper Kamron Anderson earned the shutout victory collecting three saves for the Trailblazers to snag the win.
Becker's Arnold Schroder was almost as effective stopping five shots for the Hawks.
MCLA will travel to Western New England on Sunday afternoon while Becker will be at Nichols on Labor Day.