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Men’s soccer wins one and loses one

After a three-game cold streak, the Judges needed to get a win. A week after their homecoming game, they proceeded to play against University of Chicago at Chicago. They played a tough game and ultimately, they were rewarded with a win. 

The game had action early on as Chicago had a corner kick in the fifth minute of the game. This corner kick resulted in a header that was ultimately saved by Brandeis goalie junior Aiden Guthro ’23. A couple minutes later, the Judges went on the attack and took their first shot on goal. This shot came from senior forward Sammy Guttell ’22, but it was saved by the Chicago goalie. At the end of the half, Chicago had eight shots to Brandeis’ two. Out of those eight shots from Chicago, only two were on target and they were both saved by Guthro. In the second half there were double the number of shots. The Judges had seven to Chicago’s eleven. Even with all these shots, the game was tied for most of the game. Then in the 87th minute sophomore forward Max Horowitz ’24 became the hero as he scored an unassisted goal. This would end up being the only goal scored in the game. Even though Chicago outshot the Judges nineteen to nine, ultimately only five of the nineteen shots were on target. All five of these shots were saved by Guthro and gave him another clean sheet for the season. Guthro ended with five saves in the game. Surprisingly, Chicago had twelve corner kicks in the game and Brandeis had zero. The Judges also had four more fouls than Chicago. However, all these statistics do not matter when you get the win. 

Two days after their win against Chicago, the Judges traveled to Washington University (WashU). This was the last game the Judges would play away in October. 

In the first half both teams were neck and neck. The Judges had five shots and WashU had eight. However, neither team scored a goal. WashU had two shots on target while the Judges only had one. With the game tied at the half, both teams came firing early. WashU ended up scoring the first goal of the game in the 51st minute. Freshman forward John Loo ’25 got a chance to even the score, but ultimately his shot was saved. 10 minutes later, the Judges had another chance to score as junior defensive back Forrest Shimazu ’23 took a shot on goal in the 67th minute. Although it was a good effort, the shot was saved. Ultimately WashU clinched the game in the 85th minute with a goal. The final score of the game was 0-2. Brandeis out shot their counterparts six to three in the second half, but they could not get one in the net. 

The Judges will play Emory University on Oct. 29 at home and then play another game at home against the University of Rochester on Oct. 31. They have won only one game out of their last five, so they hope to win these final two home games.

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