CLEVELAND, Ohio – The Brandeis University men's soccer team went on the road in the University Athletic Association and came away with a 2-1 victory over Case Western Reserve today. The Judges improved to 10-1-1 on the season, marking the sixth-straight year they have reached the 10-win plateau. Junior midfielder Josh Ocel (No. Attleboro, Mass./Worcester Acad.) assisted both goals en route to the victory.
32:12 – Brandeis – Josh Berg (Josh Ocel)
55:24 – CWRU – Chris Cvecko (penalty kick)
62:33 – Brandeis – Chris Bradley (Josh Ocel)
HOW IT HAPPENED
- Brandeis opened the scoring in the 33rd minute when junior Josh Berg (Weymouth, Mass. / Weymouth) – about seven minutes after coming off the bench – finished an Ocel corner.
- After a chippy first 10 minutes of the second half – featuring four yellow cards, three of which were assessed to the Judges – Case Western Reserve's Chris Cvecko equalized on a penalty kick in the 56th minute.
- The Judges went back on top thanks to senior Chris Bradley (E. Brunswick, N.J. / E. Brunswick) , another reserve. Bradley came on just before another Ocel corner and headed it home for the game-winner, the first game-winner of his career.
INSIDE THE BOX SCORE
- Brandeis outshot Case, 7-0, in the first half, but the Spartans were much more aggressive in the second, taking 9 shots to the Judges' 7.
- The Spartans got off six of their nine shots for the game after the go-ahead goal, but Brandeis sophomore Ben Woodhouse (Suffield, Conn./Suffield) denied Cvecko twice to secure the win.
- The goals were the second of the season for both Berg and Bradley. It was Berg's third career goal and Bradley's seventh.
- With six assists now on the season, Ocel is tied for the UAA lead. It was his second career two-assist game and the fourth time has been involved in multiple goals.
- He now has 15 helpers in just over a season-and-a-half, having missed his rookie campaign to injury. One more assist will move him into Brandeis's career top-25.
- Woodhouse finished with four saves, Case's Christian Grimme with six stops in the losing effort.
- The Judges matched a season-high with five yellow cards, while Case received two yellows and a red – at the end of the match.
- Brandeis improves to 10-1-1, 2-0 in the UAA.
- The Judges are ranked #3 in Division III by D3soccer.com, #6 by the NSCAA.
- Case falls to 9-2-1, 1-1 UAA. The Spartans were #17 in the NSCAA national poll.
- The Judges sit in a two-way tie with Emory atop the UAA with 6 points.
- Brandeis improved to 18-8-2 against CWRU, having won four in a row in the series.
- The Judges play a nonconference match against Mass. Maritime Academy Tuesday night at 7 p.m. They then host a Homecoming UAA weekend. They take on the University of Chicago on Friday afternoon at 6:30 p.m. and #17 Washington U. on Sunday at 1:30 p.m.