Men's soccer knocks off MIT, 2-1, in Cambridge

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (info taken from an MIT press release) -- Brandeis University men's soccer senior Devan Casey (Amherst, N.H./Souhegan) netted a goal and assisted another as the Judges defeated MIT on the road, 2-1, in a non-conference contest. With the win, the Judges improve to 5-4-1 on the season, while the Engineers fall to 4-4-2. 

HOW IT HAPPENED

  • Casey gave the Judges the lead in the 37th minute when he ripped a shot into the left side of the goal from the right side of the field late in the opening half.
  • In the 65th minute, junior Alex Walter (Londonderry, N.H./Londonderry) put back a save by MIT keeper Nicholas Jordan to double the Judges' advantage. Casey initiated the attempt when he headed the ball towards the net off a corner kick.
  • The Engineers spoiled the shutout bid in the 87th minute when rookie Kaleb Blake registered his second goal of the season.

INSIDE THE BOX SCORE

  • MIT held a slim 12-11 advantage in shots, while Brandeis took four corner kicks compared to the Engineers two.
  • Brandeis keeper Greg Irwin improved to 4-2-1 with a pair of saves for the Judges.
  • In his first collegiate start, Jordan made three saves on five shots for MIT, but ultimately fell to 0-1-1, while 

UP NEXT:

  • Brandeis travels to Pittsburgh on Saturday to take on Carnegie Mellon in a University Athletic Association contest at 11 a.m.
  • MIT returns to New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) play on Saturday when the Engineers head to Springfield College for a match slated to begin at 12:00 pm.