September 13, 2006

Men's soccer falls at WPI, 4-2

Worcester, MA (taken from a WPI press release) - Four different WPI players notched their first goal of the season as the Engineers remained unbeaten with a hard-earned 4-2 victory over visiting Brandeis Wednesday evening. WPI is now 4-0 on the season while Brandeis drops to 1-2-2.

Chris Lyons (Jefferson, MA) put WPI ahead 2-1 with a goal just 1:20 into the second half. Brandeis answered right back as Evan Duval’s (Wilbraham, MA) rocket found the back of the net just over three minutes later. Timothy Lontz (Collegeville, PA) put the Engineers up for good with an unassisted marker in the 71st minute and Brandon Finzel (Northport, NY) provided an insurance goal with a tally off a breakaway in the 84th minute.

The two teams traded first half goals. Brandeis broke into the scoring column first when Billy Murphy (Springfield, MA) finished a beautiful feed from Mike Snyder (Ashby, MA) in the 7th minute. WPI got the equalizer in the 21st minute when Sean O’Keefe (Walpole, MA) scored off feeds from Lontz and Finzel.

Goalkeepers Brian Catalano (Whitinsville, MA) of WPI and Taylor Bracken (North Andover, MA) of Brandeis both notched two saves on the evening.

The well-played contest was tight throughout as WPI enjoyed a slight 11-10 advantage in shots while each team attempted four corner kicks.

Brandeis is next in action on Friday evening when they entertain Albertus Magnus in a match beginning at 6pm.