Stewart approaches 100-point plateau with game-winner over Colby-Sawyer

NEW LONDON, N.H. (taken from a Colby-Sawyer College press release) - Senior back Shelton Stewart (Clarendon, Jamaica) scored on a direct free kick from 24 yards out as Brandeis defeated Colby-Sawyer in a non-conference men's soccer game on Monday afternoon in New London. Brandeis, ranked eighth in New England by the National Soccer Coaches Association of America, improves to 5-2 on the year, while Colby-Sawyer falls to 3-5.

Stewart capitalized on a free kick awarded when Colby-Sawyer's Doug Slater was issued a yellow card for a foul on a Brandeis attacker. Stewart's shot found its way past the Colby-Sawyer wall and into the lower right corner of the net.

With his fifth goal of the season, Stewart took over sole possession of fourth place on Brandeis's career goal-scoring list with 37 and moved to within one point of 100 for his career.

Sophomore netminder Jake Knoll (Garnder, Mass.) made two saves for the Judges in his first start of the season, while Adam Perron picked up five saves in the losing effort for Colby-Sawyer. The two teams collected 10 shots each, three finding the goal frame for Colby-Sawyer and six for Brandeis.

Colby-Sawyer returns to action on Thursday, hosting New England College in a Commonwealth Coast Conference match at 4 p.m. on Mercer Field in New London. Brandeis next faces Bridgewater State on Wednesday at 3:30 p.m. in Bridgewater, Mass.