No. 10 Men’s Soccer Lets One Slip Away at Home to Brandeis

No. 10 Men’s Soccer Lets One Slip Away at Home to Brandeis

St. Louis, Mo., Oct. 16, 2016 – Brandeis University scored a pair of goals in a span of 2:08 midway through the second half to rally for a 2-1 victory over the No. 10-ranked Washington University in St. Louis men's soccer team Sunday in University Athletic Association (UAA) play Sunday at Francis Field in St. Louis.

Brandeis improves to 6-4-3, 1-1-2 in the UAA, while WashU dropped to 8-2-1, 1-2-1 in the UAA. With the loss the Bears fell to sixth place in the UAA standings and eight points behind first-place University of Chicago.

WashU outshot Brandeis 17-13 and had an 8-4 advantage in corner kicks.

The Bears had a golden opportunity in the 25th minute after senior Nick Politan was taken down in the box and a penalty kick was awarded to the Bears. Graduate student Jack West missed the PK wide of the goal to keep the game tied.

WashU got the first goal of the game in the 40th minute after freshman Jonathan Garske headed home a corner kick from freshman Makio Yamamato. The goal for Garske was the first of his career.

WashU had a 9-5 shot advantage in the first half.

Leading 1-0, the Judges scored a pair of goals in the second half to take the lead for good. Josh Ocel scored at 58:00 after a team save by WashU, and then Sam Vinson netted a goal at 60:08 after the Bears' defense did not clear a loose ball in the box.

Senior goalkeeper Nick Tannenbaum (6-1-1) suffered his first loss in goal making two saves.

WashU closes out a four-game homestand against Principia College (4-8, 1-4 SLIAC) Thursday, Oct. 20 at 7:30 p.m.

BEAR NOTEBOOK: WashU leads the all-time series with Brandeis 17-9-3, but the Judges have won the last three meetings in St. Louis … The Bears have a 9-3-4 record at home the past two seasons.