WALTHAM, Mass. – October 22, 2008 - Despite owning a 16-6 advantage in shots for the contest, the Springfield College men's soccer team fell to Brandeis University, 2-0, on Wednesday evening.
The Judges, which scored once in each half today, improved to 7-6-2 with the win, while Springfield falls to 5-8-2.
The Judges opened the scoring midway through the first half. Senior forward Ben Premo (Florence, Mass.) took advantage of a misplay by the Springfield goalkeeper. After the ball slipped through his hands, Premo deposited it in the back of the net at 27:21 for his ninth goal of the season.
Brandeis got an insurance goal early in the second half. Junior midfielder Patrick Metelus (Pernier, Haiti) chased down a ball on the Pride end line. He drew out the goalie and sent a ball across the goal mouth. Junior midfielder Jaime Batista (Westford, Mass.) was there at the 51:25 mark to put it home. It is the second-straight game with a goal for Batista.
Springfield owned a 16-6 shot advantage, but Brandeis sophomore Matt Lynch (Weymouth, Mass.) made five saves for his third shutout of the season and his career. Springfield netminder Kevin Leahy (Cheshire, Conn.) had two stops in the loss. The Pride also owned a 6-4 advantage in corner kicks, while Brandeis was flagged for seven offsides.
With the win, Brandeis snaps a seven-match winless streak, as they had gone 0-5-2 in that stretch. Springfield's next contest is a week from today at Western Connecticut State University at 7:00 p.m.