On Oct. 7, the Brandeis Judges’ men’s soccer team faced off against the Washington University in Saint Louis Bears, winning 2-1.
The Bears netted the first goal, scoring at 24:46. The Judges fought back, gaining possession off of a missed free kick shot attempt and working their way up the pitch before scoring on a cross. Sancho Maroto Tobias ’24 assisted on the goal, which Elan Romo ’26 scored. Despite being tied going into halftime, the Judges only took three shots to the Bears’ 11 in the first half.
In the second half of that game, the Judges were more aggressive and shot nine times to the Bears’ two. With time nearly expired in the match, Rainer Osselmann-Chai ’26 kicked a goal in, assisted by Maroto Tobias, to lift the Judges to a last-minute victory. Quintin Wrabley ’25 also made a save near the end of the game to seal the victory.
Then, a few days later, the Judges played against the Babson University Beavers and tied 2-2. The game was scoreless through the first half, but had four goals within a 30-minute span in the second half. Maroto Tobias scored twice for the Judges, at 58:04 and 70:39. On his second goal, he was assisted by Romo and Osselmann-Chai.
The game nearly ended in a victory for the Judges, but Babson netted a goal at 84:57 to bring the game to a tie. Over the course of the game, the Judges took 11 shots to the Beavers’ 21, and both teams had 13 fouls. Notably, only one yellow card was assessed throughout the whole game.
The Judges are now 3-5-4 on the season, and will face off against the University of Chicago Maroons on Oct. 14.