Despite Jurkowski’s Late Goal, Men’s Soccer Drops to Brandeis in Double OT

Despite Jurkowski’s Late Goal, Men’s Soccer Drops to Brandeis in Double OT

THE BASICS 

-Score: Brandeis University 2, Clark University 1 

-Records: Clark (1-1), Brandeis (2-1) 

-Location: Worcester, Mass. (Granger Field) 

-The Lead: The Clark University Men's Soccer team suffered a double overtime loss to the Judges' of Brandeis University. Clark was led by senior Evan Jurkowski (Ludlow, Mass.) who scored the tying goal for the Cougars with only two minutes remaining in regulation. 

HOW IT HAPPENED 

-Brandeis got on the board first in the 54th minute when junior Dylan Hennessy (New York, N.Y.) served a ball into the box, where it found sophomore Noah Gans (Newton, Mass.) who was able to place the ball behind Clark's junior keeper, Melvin Vincent (Rochester, Mass.) (1-0). 

-In the 88th minute of regulation Clark tied the game when Jurkowski scored a clutch goal in the lower right corner of the net after a perfect service from classmate Trevor Sheridan (Massapequa Park, N.Y.) on the left side (1-1). 

-The two teams traded scoring opportunities during the first overtime period, but the game was still undecided at the end of ten minutes.

-One minute into the second overtime period, Brandeis scored the game winning goal when junior Colin Panarra (Belmar, N.J.) chipped a ball into the box from the left side, finding classmate Max Breiter (Lincoln, Mass.) who buried the ball in the back of the net. 

INSIDE THE NUMBERS 

-Brandeis outshot Clark 18-6, including a 3-0 advantage in the overtime period. 

-Vincent finished with seven saves on the day, including two crucial saves in overtime. He falls to 1-1 on the season. 

UP NEXT 

-Clark is back in action on Saturday, September 7th when they hit the road for a non-conference matchup at Trinity (Conn.) at 1 PM. 

-Brandeis is back at home on Saturday, the 7th as they face the Beavers of Babson College at 1 PM for a non-conference game

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