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Spartan men's soccer dominates fourth straight game

Kate Clancy

Issue date: 10/8/10 Section: Sports
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The Case Western Reserve University Spartans kicked off their University Athletic Association (UAA) conference play against Brandeis University this past weekend. Coming off an exhausting tie against nationally ranked No. 12 Ohio Wesleyan University, the Spartans traveled again to Brandeis and defeated the Judges in this high-scoring 3-2 match, increasing the Spartans' overall record to 5-2-3.

The game began with both sides presenting offensive threats with numerous shots going high and wide until, a third into the period, sophomore Eric Erb crossed the ball to senior Jordan Fox who made a header to score the first goal of the game. Twenty minutes further into the half, Brandeis retaliated with a quick shot to tie the game 1-1.

Just as it seemed both sides were enter halftime without much further action, a yellow card was issued to the Judges' Alexander Farr with just a few minutes remaining. Spartan sophomore Kostis Theoharides took a late throw-in and heaved the ball into the penalty box. Erb, who assisted earlier, slotted a header past the goalkeeper to giving the Spartans a 2-1 halftime lead.

The second half began and the Spartans were not content with the small lead they had. As a result of a Brandeis foul, the Spartans were awarded a free kick; from 40 yards out Sam Kuehnle crossed the ball into the box to Fox who finished for the goal, giving the Spartans a more comfortable 3-1 lead. Fox's brace were his second and third goal of the year; his three goals put him second on the team behind striker Vinny Bell.

Another Brandeis goal halfway into the second half challenged the Spartan lead. The Judges challenged the CWRU defense by outshooting them 4-1 in the remaining minutes of the second half. Big saves by both keepers resulted in no more goals, giving the Spartans the win. The loss drops Brandeis to 6-3 overall. The Spartan win against Brandeis is a boon for the team that wasn't able to pick up a win in a single UAA fixture last year.
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