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Men’s and women’s soccer qualify for NCAA’s

Published: November 14, 2014
Section: Sports

Both Brandeis soccer teams finished their seasons on a high note this past weekend against New York University.

The women’s soccer team finished with a 0-0 tie against New York University in a UAA match, but outshot their opponent 21-9 in the game. The shutout marked the 12th of the season, resulting in a school record for fewest allowed goals for the regular season. There were only nine goals allowed, five fewer than the previous record set in 1990. The women Judges finished the regular season with a record of 12-4-2 and 2-3-2 for the UAA conference.

The Judges finished sixth in the UAA conference, and third in the NCAA New England rankings. On Monday, the women’s soccer team earned a bid for the NCAA tournament. It was one of six teams selected from the UAA conference. This marks the third time in five years that Brandeis women’s soccer will be playing in the NCAA Division III tournament. The Judges will take on Penn State-Behrend of the AMCC conference on Saturday, Nov. 15 at 7:30 p.m. at Misericordia University in Dallas, Pennsylvania. This will be the first meeting between the Judges and PSUB.

The men’s soccer team also finished strong this season, matching the school record for wins during the regular season after defeating NYU 1-0 this past weekend in a UAA conference game. The men’s soccer team outshot their opponent 21-8. However, the game remained scoreless until the 81st minute, when Evan Jastremski ’17 found the back of the net. He met with success on his third attempt, after three back-to-back shots. The Judges finished the regular season 17-2, and 5-2 in the UAA. This record matched that of the 1985 squad’s, with 17 regular season wins. The Judges finished second in the UAA conference behind the University of Chicago, but are the top ranked team in New England.

This will be the third year in a row the Judges qualify for the NCAA Division III tournament. The Judges earned an at-large berth to the tournament from their impressive record. They will host the first two rounds. The Judges will take on Husson University, champions of the North Athletic Conference, at home on Nov. 15 at 5 p.m. This will be the first time the Judges have faced Husson all season. The winner of this game will play on Gordon field on Sunday, Nov. 16 at 5 p.m.

Admission to the game will cost $6 for adults, $3 for seniors and $2 for children under 12. However, tickets are free for Brandeis students with their student ID.