October 21, 2007

Coven wins No. 399, 2-0, over WPI

Waltham, MA --- Adam Guttman (Brewster, MA) and Evan Duval (Wilbraham, MA) each tallied second half goals to help host Brandeis defeat WPI 2-0 in non-conference men’s soccer action on Sunday afternoon. The match was a make-up from a contest that was postponed in September due to heavy rain and thunderstorms.

The victory was the 399th career win for Brandeis head coach Mike Coven. He will attempt to become just the 8th active coach and 23rd overall in NCAA Division III to reach the 400 win milestone when the Judges host Lasell on Tuesday at 7pm.

After a scoreless first half, Brandeis struck for two goals in the first 12:08 of the second stanza. Guttman got the Judges onto the board in the 50th minute when he registered an unassisted goal. Duval helped Brandeis double its advantage in the 58th minute when he knocked home a feed from Ben Premo (Florence, MA) for his fourth marker of the year.

Brandeis netminder Taylor Brackan (North Andover, MA) picked up the win, notching four saves. Freshman Paul Moan (Watertown, MA) turned away three shots for the Engineers.

The match was defensive-minded with Brandeis (7-7-2) mustering just nine shots and WPI (3-11) managing only six. Ben Gilde (Manchester, NH) paced the Crimson and Gray offensive attack with four shots on the day. The loss was the third of the week for the Engineers despite all three matches being scoreless at the half.