BOSTON, Mass. -- Brandeis University rookie forward Ben Premo
(Florence, Mass.) scored three goals in less than eight minutes,
one of the fastest hat tricks in Division III history, to lead the
Judges men's soccer team past host Wentworth Institute of
Brandeis (2-0) senior back Shelton Stewart (Clarendon, Jamaica) opened the scoring in the third minute on an assist from fellow co-captain Scott Zackaroff (Bath, Ohio). With the goal, Stewart moved into at tie for fifth place on the school's all-time points list with 92. Three minutes later, Premo went on his tear.
The rookie scored his first goal 5:42 into the contest, while the second came just 27 seconds later at 6:09. Both of his first two goals were unassisted. Premo's final goal came at the 13:17 mark on a helper from senior midfielder Charles Goodhue (Wayland, Mass.). The three goals in 7:35 is the second-fastest reported hat trick in Division III history, while the 27 seconds between the first two goals mark the fourth-fastest reported tallies in Division III.
Wentworth (1-2) scored the first goal of the season against the Judges just under 15 minutes into the second half on a goal by sophomore Nick Maryanopolous (Gloversville, N.Y.) on a feed from junior forward Dan Marra (Sea Cliff, N.Y). Goodhue answered 21 seconds later, while junior Mike Snyder (Ashby, Mass.) rounded out the scoring in the 72nd minute.
Senior Pat Makridakis (Mendon, Mass.) made four saves for his second win in a row, while Wentworth's Brad Loew had five stops in the losing effort.