WALTHAM, Mass. –Brandeis University men's soccer senior transfer Sancho Maroto Tobias (Acton, Mass. / Lexington) scored one goal and was responsible for another getting scored as the Judges defeated visiting Babson, 2-1, in the 69th meeting in the rivalry between the two teams, the most played in Brandeis men's soccer program history.
- Brandeis, 2-1-1. Babson, 2-1.
HOW IT HAPPENED
- The teams played their expected physical contest, with 23 fouls and six cards between them.
- Maroto Tobias opened the scoring in the 15th minute. He took a cross from first-year midfielder Rainer Osselmann-Chai (Acton, Mass./Acton-Boxborough) at the top of the box and launched it into the upper 90 for his second goal of the season.
- Brandeis keeper Aiden Guthro (Newburyport, Mass./Newburyport) made a couple of fantastic saves in the 34th and 35th minutes to maintain the advantage, punching one shot over the net, and diving to his left for another.
- Babson equalized in the 40th minute, scoring off a corner kick. Ryan Kim's service was headed towards net by Lyndon Way and finished by Eamonn Keenan to knot things up.
- The game-winner came just 1:12 into the second half. Maroto Tobias drove down the right flank and into the 18-yard box. His hard cross was deflected by one Babson defender off his teammate and into the Beavers' goal to give Brandeis the advantage.
- Despite pressure for the rest of the contest, Guthro made the two additional saves he was needed to in order to maintain the win.
INSIDE THE BOX SCORE
- Babson outshot Brandeis, 18-9, but it was a much closer 8-7 margin in shots on goal.
- Corner kicks were even at 8-all, and Brandeis was whistled for 14 fouls to 9 for Babson.
- Guthro finished with a season-high seven saves, while Babson's Walker White had four.
BEYOND THE BOX SCORE
- Maroto Tobias became the first of Brandeis's six goal scorers this season to register his second goal.
- Osselmann-Chai leads the Judges with three assists.
- Brandeis cut its deficit in the series with Babson to 28-31-10.
- The home team has won the last seven meetings between the sides, with the last road win coming from Brandeis in 2014.
- Six of the last seven and 11 of the last 13 meetings have been decided by one goal.
- The Judges travel to Wesleyan University in Connecticut next Saturday at noon.
- Babson plays its home opener tomorrow against Williams College at 2 p.m.