Judges put on a historic effort, trouncing Mass. Maritime 8-0

Judges put on a historic effort, trouncing Mass. Maritime 8-0

Waltham, Mass. - Not since 2011 had Brandeis Men's Soccer ever scored 8 goals in a game, that is until they took on Mass. Maritime at Gordon Field. Six different players notched goals, with junior transfer Bryant Nardizzi (Framingham, Mass./Framingham) scoring two consecutive goals in the first half, and junior forward Jake Warren (Medway, Mass./Medway) putting two past the keeper as well. After a rough early stretch to the season, the Judges improve to 3-3 on the season, while the Mass. Maritime Buccaneers fall to 1-4-1.



  • Warren opened the scoring just 33 seconds into the match with a close-range effort assisted by junior midfielder Max Breiter (Lincoln, Mass./Lawrence Academy), his second assist of the season. Again, Warren would tack on another to the goal tally with an unassisted 56th-minute strike. The outstanding performance netting the junior forward his 2nd and 3rd goals of the season.
  • Nardizzi cemented himself as the team's leading goalscorer with two first-half goals. The first came in the 8th minute off of an AJ Mercer (South Hadley, Mass./Chicopee Comprehensive) assist. Just moments later in the 16th minute, Nardizzi again found the back of the net, this time from a headed effort off a Jared Panson (West Windsor, NJ./Pennington School) cross.
  • Senior forward Devan Casey (Amherst, NH./Souhegan) grabbed his first goal of the season with an unassisted tally in the 44th minute.
  • Panson, a freshman midfielder, would get his second assist of the game in the 49th minute. This time senior forward Andrew Allen (Norfolk, Mass./King Phillip Regional) was on the receiving end, as Allen was able to put his third goal of the season away.
  • The sophomore midfield duo of Noah Gans (Newton, Mass./Newton South) and Evan Glass (Boxford, Mass./Masconomet Regional) would come off the bench to combine for a nice score in the 55th minute as Gans netted his first goal of the season.
  • Sophomore back Chris Russo (Westford, Mass./Westford Academy) got the defensive unit involved on the offensive end as he knocked home AJ Mercer's second assist of the game in the 68th minute of play.



  • Three Brandeis Goalies saw action, as junior Noah Cohen (North Barrington, Ill./Lake Forest Academy) got the start, recorded a save and got the win. Junior Gabriel Sultan (Brookline, Mass./Brookline) and freshman Max Blacker (Scotch Plains, NJ./St. Benedict's Prep) came on in relief of Cohen, with Blacker getting his first collegiate save.
  • Outshooting Mass. Maritime 13-1 in the first period, the Judges domination was evident early on. The final shot tally was 17-5 in favor of Brandeis with 11 on goal.
  • Despite the tough evening, Mass Maritime starting goalie Kevin Lynch recorded 3 solid saves in the first half.



  • Brandeis faces its toughest test to date as the 3rd ranked Tufts Jumbos come to Gordon Field on Friday looking to avenge last year's 1-0 defeat at the hands of the Judges in the NCAA Semifinal.
  • The Tufts matchup will be at 7:00 PM
  • Mass Maritime squares off next against Salem St on the road this Saturday at 1:00 PM.