SPRINGFIELD, Mass., October 19, 2005 - Springfield College junior forward Matt Aucoin (Canton, Mass.) tallied a goal and an assist as the Pride defeated visiting Brandeis University, 4-2, this evening (Oct. 19) in non-conference action in Springfield, Mass.
SC (2-10-1) senior forward Justin Pepoli (Ashburnham, Mass.) started the scoring early with an unassisted goal in the sixth minute of play (5:30). Just ten minutes later, Pride sophomore midfielder Ted Feeley (Syracuse, N.Y.) scored on a header assisted by Aucoin and sophomore forward Colin Cook (Wilbraham, Mass.) to give the Pride a two-goal advantage with 29 minutes to play in the opening half.
The Judges (6-7-1) would not go down easily, however, as freshman forward Ben Premo tallied two consecutive goals in less than five minutes (23:01, 27:16) to even the score with less than twenty minutes remaining in the first half. Premo’s second goal was assisted by sophomore Evan Duval and was the final goal of the half.
The second half was all SC, as less than five minutes into the period (49:52), Aucoin scored off Cook’s second assist of the game to give the Pride a 3-2 advantage. In the 60th minute of play, Pride freshman defender Jeremy Scheer (Enfield, Conn.) headed away the potential game-tying goal by Premo, to keep the score at 3-2, as the ball got around SC junior goalkeeper Ryan Driscoll (Wilmington, Del.). With 19:30 left in the match, Pride sophomore forward Michael Burke (Loudonville, N.Y.) put SC on top for good, 4-2, with an unassisted goal.
Driscoll recorded five saves for the Pride in net, while Brandeis senior goalkeeper Pat Makridakis tallied four saves.
SC next plays host to MIT in New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) action on Saturday, Oct. 22, at 11:00 a.m.