October 6, 2007

Men's soccer falls to seventh-ranked Case, 3-0

CLEVELAND, Ohio (courtesy Case sports information) -- Case Western Reserve University junior Matt Paglia (Pittsburgh, Pa.) scored two goals today, as the No. 7-ranked Spartan men's soccer team defeated Brandeis University, 3-0, in a University Athletic Association (UAA) match-up.

Case (9-2, 1-1 UAA) took an early 1-0 advantage when junior Kevin Bigart (Naperville, Ill.) scored his third goal of the season on a penalty kick 11:12 into the game. Paglia would add two more goals in the 64th and 70th minute of the game to bring help the Spartans snap a two-game losing streak.

Brandeis (5-4-2, 0-2 UAA) saw its two-game winning streak snapped. The Judges put six of their seven shots on goal, but Case netminder Chad Skidmore (Centerville, Ohio) notched his seventh shutout of the season in the victory. Sophomore Taylor Bracken (No. Andover, Mass.) allowed the first two goals and made four saves, while rookie Dave Zieja (Holyoke, Mass.) let in one goal and had one save in his first collegiate action.

The Judges are next in action on Tuesday night against Newbury College as head coach Mike Coven goes for career win number 398 in his quest to become the 10th Division III coach with 400 wins.