No. 16 Spartans Drop Tough Battle 2-1 to No. 6 Brandeis

The No. 16 Case Western Reserve University dropped a hard-fought 2-1 conference battle against the No. 6 Brandeis University Judges on Sunday afternoon at DiSanto Field.

CWRU is now 9-2-1 overall and 1-1-0 in the University Athletic Association, while Brandeis advances to 10-1-1 and 2-0-0 in the UAA.

The Judges were first to find the back of the net. In the 33rd minute of play, Josh Berg struck from the left and hit the back of the net off of a pass from Josh Ocel to give the Judges a 1-0 edge through the remainder of the first half.

The Spartans tied up the game in the second during the 56th minute of play. Senior midfielder Chris Cvecko scored his 10th goal of the season off of a penalty kick from the center. Brandeis would then score off a corner kick in the 63rd minute of play and hold on to the lead for the remainder of the game despite numerous Spartan attacks.

The Case Western Reserve men's soccer team will continue UAA play with home matches on Friday, October 16 against Emory University at 7:30 p.m. and a Sunday afternoon game at 1:30 p.m. against the University of Rochester.