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Maroon men's soccer falls late at #7-ranked Brandeis, 1-0

Jorge Bilbao
Jorge Bilbao

WALTHAM, Mass. – A score in the final five minutes of the contest sent the University of Chicago men's soccer team to a 1-0 defeat at No. 7-ranked Brandeis University on Friday.

The Maroons dropped to 7-4-2 overall and 0-2-1 in the University Athletic Association (UAA). The Judges (12-1-1, 3-0-0 UAA) extended their undefeated streak to 11-straight games. In last year's meeting, UChicago dealt Brandeis its second loss of the year by a 1-0 margin.

Friday's first half saw the run of play swing to the visitors. UChicago earned seven corner kicks in the opening 45 minutes, including three corners between the fifth and eighth minutes. However, the teams went into the halftime break knotted at zeros. The Maroons nearly broke through at the 14:04 mark, but freshman midfielder Max Lopez's header was cleared off the line by a defender.

Brandeis started to even out the statistics with a four-straight shots, starting in the 69th minute. Lopez made a team save himself at 72:30 to help prevent a goal. But the hosts eventually struck pay dirt when Evan Jastremski scored at end of the 85th minute.

Brandeis held a narrow edge on shots 11-10, while UChicago led shots on goal 5-4. Senior midfielder Jorge Bilbao took the Maroon corner kicks throughout the game and all three of his shots were on frame. The visitors dominated the corner kick category 11-0.

Sophomore goalkeeper Hill Bonin (6-4-2 record) was saddled with the loss, making two saves and surrendering one goal. Three of team's four losses this year have concluded as a 1-0 result.

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