September 5, 2006

Late Zackaroff goal earns men's soccer 1-1 tie with Babson

WALTHAM, Mass. -- Brandeis University senior Scott Zackaroff (Bath, Ohio) scored with just over 12 minutes left in regulation tonight as the Judges took a hard-fought tie with Babson College, 1-1, on Gordon Field.

In the nightcap of a doubleheader with the women's teams, Babson (2-0-1) struck first in the 10th minute. Senior forward Derek Losi (Weymouth, Mass.) headed home a cross from classmate Gregg Robinson for his team-leading fourth goal of the season.

Brandeis (1-0-1) owned an 8-3 shooting advantage in the second half, but they finally broke through in the 78th minute. Junior midfielder Evan Duval (Wilbraham, Mass.) sent a corner kick to sophomore sensation Ben Premo (Florence, Mass.), who flicked it to the head of Zackaroff. Zackaroff converted the tally to snap Babson's 257 minute scoreless streak. Neither team was able to get much pressure in the overtime sessions, but Brandeis rookie goalkeeper Taylor Bracken (No. Andover, Mass.) made a fine save in the 107th minute, tipping a shot by Beaver junior Garrett Bates (Norwell, Mass.) over the crossbar.

Bracken made four saves in his second collegiate start, while Babson junior Chris Necklas (Guilford, Conn.) had three stops for the Beavers.