On Sept. 17, the Brandeis Judges Men’s Soccer team faced off against the Wesleyan Cardinals men’s soccer team, losing 3-1. The game was played at Brandeis, on Gordon Field. The Judges were ahead going into the second half, as a goal from Nico Beninda ’26 in the 33rd minute was the only goal in the first half. This was Beninda’s first career goal, and it was assisted by Aidan Chuang ’27.
But, the Cardinals came roaring back with goals in the 52nd minute off of a penalty kick, 63rd and 73rd minute, with a total of 18 shots during the game compared to just seven from the Judges.
Throughout the game, the Cardinals committed 15 fouls to the Judges’ 11, and both teams received three cautions, all coming in the second half. Both teams’ goalies finished with two saves on the day, and the Cardinals had three corner kicks while the Judges had zero during the game.
On Sept. 20, the Judges faced off against the Wheaton Lyons Men’s Soccer team, losing 0-1. This game was also played on Brandeis’ Gordon Field. The only goal came near the end of the game, when the Lyons scored in the 82nd minute.
Throughout the game, the Lyons had 22 shots compared to just six from the Judges. The Lyons also made no saves compared to seven from the Judges. The Lyons took eight corner kicks to the Judges’ two, and committed five fouls to the Judges’ 13. Notably, zero of the Judges’ eight shots were on goal.
The Judges will play the next few games at home, going up against Vassar College, Clark University and Carnegie Mellon University on Gordon Field before September ends.