MIT Edges Past Brandeis, 2-1, in Men's Soccer
Oct. 6, 2004
CAMBRIDGE, MASS. - MIT posted a 2-1 come-from-behind win over Brandeis University in men's soccer action on Wednesday. Robert Pilawa scored the game-winning goal for the second consecutive game. He notched the final goal in the Engineers' (5-1-1) double-overtime win against Lasell College on Saturday.
The Judges (5-5) controlled the ball for most of the first half, but only held a 5-3 advantage in shots. Tech had a chance to get on the scoreboard late in the period, but Brandeis goalie Pat Makridakis made an incredible goal-line save stopping Alex Morgan's shot.
MIT's offense found new life in the second half, as it out-shot the Judges, 14-6. Brandeis, however, found the back of the net first with Yuval Ezer scoring in the 61st minute. Despite the setback, the Engineers continued to attack and evened the score 13 minutes later. James Zorich cleared the ball to Jose-Ramon Torradas who sent a throughball to Alex Morgan for the goal. The Engineers took the lead with 3:01 left to play when Robert Pilawa connected on passes from Torradas and Chris Desrochers.
Goalie Morgan Mills had four saves for MIT. Pat Makridakis had one save in the first half while Jake Knoll had six in the second half.
The next game for MIT will be on Saturday, Oct. 9 at 1:00 p.m. when it hosts NEWMAC foe Babson College.