October 7, 2006

Men's soccer bows to Rochester, 3-0, in UAA action

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (taken from a UR press release) - Patrick Ripp and Neil Osuch scored four minutes apart early in the first half to lead the University of Rochester to a 3-0 men's soccer victory over Brandeis at Edwin Fauver Stadium.

J.J. Dennstedt added the third goal for the Yellowjackets in the closing minutes. Rochester is 6-3-1 overall, 1-1 in the University Athletic Association. Brandeis is 4-4-3 overall, 0-2 in the UAA.

Ripp opened the scoring at 14:19, driving a free kick from left wing to the far right corner of the goal. Osuch ran towards the near post and leaped over the kick. His run partially screened Brandeis goalie Taylor Bracken and the ball slid under the keeper's dive.

Osuch made it 2-0 at 18:34. Tyler Green headed the ball across the top of the penalty area and Osuch chipped it to the upper right corner of the net.

The best chance for the Judges came with 31:34 left in the match. Rookie forward Patrick Metelus (Cambridge, Mass.) broke free down right wing after a pass from sophomore forward Ben Premo (Florence, Mass). Rochester goalkeeper Paco Corbalan charged off the line to challenge. Metelus pushed the ball under Corbalan to the open goalmouth but Rochester's Eric Meister cleared it from in front.

Dennstedt scored his first collegiate goal in the 81st minute. Dominic Pellingra crossed the ball from left wing to Dennstedt streaking down the center. He circled Bracken and scored into an open net from 12 yards.

Corbalan made six saves in 87:36 for the Yellowjackets. Michael Peacock played the final 2:24 and made one save. Bracken had three saves in the full 90 minutes for Brandeis.