WALTHAM, Mass. – The Brandeis University men's soccer team used a goal early in the second half tonight to defeat visiting Mass. Maritime Academy, 1-0, in a non-conference tune-up before a busy Homecoming Weekend.
HOW IT HAPPENED
- The teams were scoreless through the first half, with Brandeis outshooting Mass. Maritime, 10-4. Shots on goal were 5-2 in favor of the Judges.
- Brandeis sophomore midfielder Patrick Flahive (Glenwood, Ill./Worcester Acad.) put the first shot of the second half on goal, 31 seconds in.
- Just over a minute after that, he flicked home the game-winner. Junior midfielder Josh Ocel (No. Attleboro, Mass./Worcester Acad.) took a free kick from the left about 20 yards out. Flahive got a head on it to provide the game's only scoring.
- The Buccaneers had three narrow misses in the game's final 15 minutes. Rookie Brendan Gawron saw a shot trickle just wide in the 75th minute. In the 88th, Brandeis senior Conor Lanahan (Avon, Conn./Avon) cleared a ball off the line
- In the final minute of play, a free kick from MMA's Matthew McDonough was sent into a scrum, and it was redirected on net by a Brandeis player, but senior Kenn Fryer (Wilmington, Mass./St. John's Prep) snatched it out of the air.
INSIDE THE BOX SCORE
- For the game, the Judges outshot Mass. Maritime, 24-8, 9-3 in shots on goal.
- Fryer made two saves for his third shutout of the season.
- MMA's Joe Cohen had eight stops in the losing effort.
- The Judges improved to 10-0 in one-goal games this season, including seven matches decided by a 1-0 score.
- Flahive's goal was his first of the season and the second if his career. It was his first collegiate game-winner.
- With the assist, Ocel has been involved in Brandeis's last five goals, picking up assists on the last four and scoring the one prior to that.
- Ocel now leads the UAA with seven helpers. He has 16 in his career, moving him into Brandeis's career top 25.
- Brandeis is now 11-1-1 on the season.
- This was their 7th shutout of the campaign.
- MMA falls to 4-7.
- Brandeis is now 9-1-1 all-time against the Buccaneers.
- Brandeis returns to University Athletic Association action with their homecoming weekend. The Judges meet the University of Chicago on Friday at 6:30 p.m.
- The team will be supporting the Be Bold, Be Bald campaign to raise funds for cancer research.
- On Sunday afternoon at 1:30 p.m., they meet Washington University in the homecoming match.
- Both games are the second in a UAA doubleheader with the Brandeis women, who start at 4 p.m. and 11 a.m. each day.