October 3, 2007

Early Goals Push Brandeis Past MIT, 2-0

Oct. 3, 2007

Box Score

Courtesy Brandeis University Sports Information

WALTHAM, Mass. - Brandeis University scored twice in a span of less than two minutes and made the margin hold up on the defensive end, earning the Judges a 2-0 non-conference victory over MIT at Gordon Field on Wednesday afternoon.

Brandeis (5-3-2) picked up its first home win of the season after failing to earn one in three previous overtime contests thanks to senior Evan Duval's three-point performance. Duval headed home a cross from rookie Steve Keucharian in the 14th minute to open the scoring. Less than two minutes later, Duval streaked down the left sideline and crossed a ball to the middle, where Keucharian headed it along to sophomore midfielder Alex Zenerovitz, who knocked it home for his second tally of the campaign.

MIT (5-4-1) increased its pressure in the second half, opening the stanza with a flurry. The Engineers out-shot Brandeis, 11-4, after intermission, including a 5-1 margin in the first 10 minutes. Judges sophomore keeper Taylor Bracken was solid in net, though, making five saves in the second and six overall for his third shutout of the campaign. Engineer junior Tom Caldwell had two stops in the losing effort.

Brandeis will head to Cleveland, Ohio on Saturday, Oct. 6, to take on seventh-ranked Case Western Reserve University in a University Athletic Association match-up at 1:00 p.m., while MIT is off until next Thursday, Oct. 11, when it will travel Johnson and Wales University at 7:00 p.m.