Second Half Rally Secures Double Overtime Draw at Brandeis, 2-2

Second Half Rally Secures Double Overtime Draw at Brandeis, 2-2

THE BASICS

-Score: Clark University 2, Brandeis University 2 – 2OT

-Records: Clark (10-3-2), Brandeis (7-5-2)

-Location: Waltham, Mass. (Gordon Field)

-The Lead: The Clark University men's soccer team battled back with two goals in the second half to take home a draw with the Judges of Brandeis University on Wednesday evening.

HOW IT HAPPENED

-Brandeis took an early lead with their first goal coming less than one minute into play. Colin Panarra (Belmar, N.J.) sent a throw in that reached Bryant Nardizzi (Framingham, Mass.) who redirected the ball with a header to Andrew Allen (Norfolk, Mass.). Allen collected the ball in front of the net and put it away for his fourth goal of the season and the 1-0 advantage.

-At the 10:45 mark Allen struck again, this time from 30 yards out for the 2-0 lead that the Judges took into the halftime break.

-The Cougars got on the board with 23:55 on the clock in the second half when senior Jack Stark (Abington, Mass.) knocked in his first goal of the season. Junior Sean Munroe (Silver Spring, Md.) gave Stark a leading pass up the left side of the field, Stark carried the ball to the top of the goal box and lifted a shot to the top right corner and Clark trailed by one (2-1).

-With just seven minutes remaining in regulation sophomore Sam Hartley (Sherborn, Mass.) intercepted a throw-in that landed in Clark's defensive end and sent a long ball behind the Judge's defense. Brandeis goalkeeper, Noah Cohen (North Barrington, Ill.) came charging out of the net but Munroe beat him to the ball and lifted the ball over him and into the net to tie the game 2-2.

-The Judges outshot Clark 7-2 in the two overtime periods, but Clark held on for the 2-2 draw.

INSIDE THE NUMBERS

-Brandeis edged Clark in total shots, 26-20 (13-10 shots on goal).

-The Judges were awarded eight corner kicks throughout the contest while the Cougars were awarded just one.

-Sophomore Melvin Vincent (Rochester, Mass.) made an impressive 11 saves in net to secure the tie and moves to 6-1-1 on the season.

-Cohen made eight saves for the hosts and moves to 2-2-1 this season.

UP NEXT

-Clark hosts Babson in New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) action on Saturday, October 20th at 11:30 a.m.

-Brandeis is back at home on Monday, October 22nd when they host Amherst College at 7:30 p.m.