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Judges fall to Case Western in second UAA match

Published: October 14, 2011
Section: Sports

Case Western Reserve defeated the visiting Judges 2-0 this past Sunday behind a pair of goals from senior Vinny Bell. The two goals made Bell the all-time scoring leader in the history of Case Western. With the win, the Case Western Spartans improved to 9-3 (1-1 UAA) while the Brandeis Judges fell to 7-3-1 (0-1-1 UAA).

Brandeis goalie Blake Minchoff ’13 made six saves in the match. Bell, however, scored in the closing minutes of each half to propel the Spartans to victory. With just four minutes remaining in the first half, Bell intercepted a ball near midfield, off of a Judges turnover, and dribbled to the box, burying the shot for his 36th career goal. In the second half, with just two minutes remaining in the contest, Spartans’ rookie Patrick O’Day and senior Michael Ihsan both assisted Bell with spectacular footwork to allow Bell to score his second goal of he afternoon.

The two goals that Minchoff allowed were only his fifth and six goals allowed this season. Four of those six have been scored by 2010 All-Americans such as Babson’s Eric Anderson. Despite the goals Minchoff gave up, he still leads the UAA in saves with 49 and in save percentage at .892, and he is second with a .53 goals against average.

The Spartans outshot the Judges 8-4 in the first half. The Judges offense, however, picked up the pace matching the Spartans with eight shots in the second half. Unfortunately the Judges were unable to get any of their shots past Case Western senior goalie Ben Yabrow, who stopped all five shots that Brandeis had on goal.

Brandeis midfielder Joe Eisenbies ’13 led the team with two shots on goal for the match. Midfielder Sam Ocel ’13 and forward Lee Russo ’13 each had three shots with one coming on goal.

Brandeis returns to UAA action Friday evening when they host University of Chicago at 4 p.m.