Men's soccer off to best start since 1985 with 4-1 win over WPI
Sep 14, 2010
Worcester, MA (courtesy WPI sports information)
Russo (Westford, Mass./Westford Acad.) netted a pair
of goals and Stephen
Kostel (New Hyde Park, N.Y./Archbishop Molloy) added
three assists to lift undefeated Brandeis to a 4-1 victory over
host WPI in a non-conference men's soccer matchup on Tuesday
The Judges are now 5-0 on the season, their best start since
1985 and longest winning streak since 2000. The Engineers see
their record level at 3-3.
Russo gave the Judges the lead just 1:25 into the contest when
he ripped a shot from 10 yards out after a nifty pass by Matt
Brondoli (Durham, N.C./Durham School of the
Russo extended the advantage to 2-0 in the 69th minute with
his third goal of the season with an assist by Kostel. The
visitors put the game out of reach nine minutes later when
Feather (Pine Brook, N.J./Montville Township) was on
the receiving end of a cross and then redirection by Luke Teece
(Tuscon, Ariz./University) and
WPI broke up the shutout in the 80th minute when freshman
Sean Calvert (Santa Clara, Calif.) headed a cross
by Sean Galligan (Weymouth, Mass.) into the back
of the net for his first career goal. It was the first goal
allowed by the Judges in 440 minutes this season. Brandeis then put
the finishing touches on the 4-1 win in the 86th minute when Kostel
set up Teece on his fourth tally of the
Taylor Bracken (North Andover, Mass./No.
Andover) made a pair of saves in between the pipes for the Judges,
who outshot the hosts 14-7 and took six of the game's nine corner
kicks. Paul Moan (Watertown, Mass.) was
credited with four saves for the hosts.
WPI returns to the field Saturday when they host Clark
at 2:30pm to begin its 2010 NEWMAC schedule.
Brandeis hosts Newbury on Thursday at 6:30pm.