Own goal, PK lead to 1-1 draw between Brandeis and Chicago men

CHICAGO, Ill. -- The Brandeis men's soccer team battled to its second-straight draw in University Athletic Association (UAA) action tonight as the Judges and the University of Chicago Maroons each scored unusual second-half goals en route to a 1-1 draw.

Brandeis (6-5-2, 0-1-2 UAA) and Chicago (4-6-3, 0-2-1 UAA) were scoreless at the half. The Maroons owned a 7-5 shooting advantage before the intermission.

The Judges got on the board first in the 66th minute. Junior midfielder Alex Zenerovitz (Acton, Mass.) sent a cross into the box that was headed into the net by a Chicago defender for an own goal. The Brandeis defense stiffened and looked headed towards their first UAA win until the 88th minute. A Maroon attacker was pulled down in the box and a red card was handed out to Brandeis senior Kevin Murphy (Monson, Mass.). UC's Alex Clifford converted the PK to knot the game at 1-1.

Brandeis had a chance to steal the game with just six seconds left on the clock. After a yellow card was assessed to the Maroons, junior midfielder Corey Bradley (Holyoke, Mass.) took the free kick from just over 20 yards out. His ball hit the inside of the post and ricocheted out as time expired. Even though the Judges were a man down in the overtime, the game was evenly played in the final 20 minutes, with both squads getting opportunities to break the tie.

Sophomore Matt Lynch (Weymouth, Mass.) played all 110 minutes for the Judges and made three saves, while Chris Giusto had seven stops for the hosts. Brandeis owned a 20-12 advantage in shots, including 15-5 in the second half and overtime.

Brandeis continues its UAA road trip on Sunday afternoon when they take on 21st-ranked Washington University in St. Louis.

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