October 4, 2008

Men's soccer falls to No. 22 Rochester, 3-0, in UAA opener

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (from a UR press release) -- The Brandeis men's soccer team surrendered two goals in the first five minutes and were unable to recover in their University Athletic Association (UAA) opener, falling 3-0, to the 22nd-ranked University of Rochester. Brandeis falls to 6-4, 0-1 in the UAA, while the Yellowjackets improve to 7-1-2, 1-0 UAA.

J.J. Dennstedt pushed Rochester in front at 2:33 when he converted a pass from Sean Hantes. Before the match was five minutes old, the Yellowjackets had a 2-0 lead. Steve Welles crossed the ball from the right sideline. A Brandeis defender tried to clear it but wound up driving it into his own net for an own goal at 4:41.

The lead went to 3-0 at 21:22 when Dennstedt pounced on a rebound and drove it home. It was his sixth goal of the season.

Michael Peacock played the initial 80:03 in goal for Rochester. Brandon Campbell played the final 9:57. Neither goalie was required to make a save. Brandeis took two shots, both in the first half.

For the Judges, rookie Sean O’Hare (Southampton, Mass.) made three saves in the full 90 minutes and his defense cleared one ball off the line.

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