Men drop 4-0 decision to top-ranked Tufts

Andres Gonzalez '25 anchored the Brandeis defense against Tufts (Photo by Cayla Fernandes)
Andres Gonzalez '25 anchored the Brandeis defense against Tufts (Photo by Cayla Fernandes)

WALTHAM, Mass. – The top-ranked Tufts University men's soccer team scored twice in each half today as the Jumbos defeated host Brandeis University, 4-0, on Gordon Field. The Judges fall to 1-4-1 on the season, while Tufts improves to 4-0.

The Jumbos were paced by senior Mati Cano, who was involved in each of the first three goals. He scored the opening goal of the game in the fourth minute. Classmate Calvin Aroh won a fifty-fifty ball near midfield and found Cano streaking down the right side of the field. Cano dribbled into the box and beat Brandeis junior Aiden Guthro (Newburyport, Mass./Newburyport) into the far-left netting for his second goal of the season. Cano picked up an assist on the Jumbos' second goal in the 21st minute when his initial shot was saved by Guthro, but Travis van Brewer put the rebound into a wide-open net.

Cano collected his brace in the 48th minute on a cross from Sean Traynor, and the Jumbos closed out the scoring in the 83rd minute when Mikey Brady finished a feed from Ethan Feigin.

Brandeis's Guthro finished with three saves in the losing effort, while Eric Lauta had four stops for the Jumbos. Tufts owned a 13-10 edge in shots, though Brandeis were ahead, 7-4, in the second half. The visitors also had an 8-1 edge in corner kicks but were whistled for 16 fouls to just four for the Judges.

Brandeis will look to get back into the win column on Tuesday, September 21, at 7 p.m. against Wheaton College. Tufts heads to Salem State for the second match of a four-game road trip.