Judges open season with 2-0 win at Endicott

BEVERLY, Mass. (taken from and Endicott College press release) -- The Brandeis University men's soccer team scored once in each half tonight to get past Endicott in the season opener for both teams.

Rookie forward Ed Colburn (Dover, Mass.) kicked off the scoring for the Judges (1-0) two minutes into the second half, assisted by junior midfielder Mike Snyder (Ashby, Mass.). Judges's senior co-captain Shelton Stewart (Clarendon, Jamaica) added an insurance goal with less than eight minutes remaining in the contest on a blast from the right corner of the 18-yard line.

The Gulls (0-1) applied some early pressure in the second half but could not break through. Freshman Mike DeNuzzo (Guilford, CT) hit the crossbar on a rocket from inside the 18-yard line before Stewart sealed the game with an insurance goal.

Endicott got solid defensive play from Dan Duvernoy (Hamilton, NY), Erik Booth (Belchertown, MA) and Chris Croteau (Groveland, MA) while Josh Lewis (Groveland, MA) played well up front and Kyle Austin (Keene, NH) stood out at midfield.

Brandeis's next contest is Thursday, Sept. 8 at Wentworth Institute of Technology.