This past weekend marked Brandeis’ annual homecoming, where alumni from the athletic community came back either to participate in scrimmages against current teams or watch the teams from their sport play, as well as participate in various seminars and events throughout the weekend. The men’s soccer team played Case Western Reserve on Saturday, Oct. 8 as part of the festivities, while a small carnival complete with a petting zoo took place in the parking lot next to the Gosman Athletic Center.
The game went into double overtime, ending in a draw. Goalkeeper Ben Woodhouse ’18 had four saves in the game. Case edged Brandeis in shots 14-10, but Brandeis couldn’t convert their 7-3 advantage in corner kicks.
The Judges played again on Monday at Massachusetts Maritime Academy. The game again went into double overtime for the seventh time in the last eight games.
Brandeis’ only goal came at 2:06 into the second overtime when Patrick Flahive ’18 headed a pass from Evan Jastremski ’17 into the goal during a scramble in front of the net. The goal was Flahive’s fourth of the season and third game winner. Woodhouse held up the Judges on the defensive end for Brandeis, earning six saves in his fifth win and third shutout of the season.
Brandeis outshot Massachusetts Maritime Academy by 19-11, with 13-6 on goal. The Judges also held an edge in corner kicks with eight versus Mass. Maritime’s three.
The Brandeis men’s soccer team is on the road this weekend, playing the top-ranked University of Chicago on Friday in Chicago and Washington University in St. Louis on Sunday in two University Athletic Association matches before heading back to Waltham. The Judges go into this weekend with an overall season record of 5-3-3, with two ties in their only two conference games so far this season.