Maroons Claim Sole Possession of First Place in UAA Men's Soccer With Win At Brandeis

Maroons Claim Sole Possession of First Place in UAA Men's Soccer With Win At Brandeis

From University of Chicago Athletics

Make it two straight game-winners for first-year Carter Romero, as the University of Chicago men's soccer forward netted the difference in a thrilling 1-0 win over No. 19 Brandeis University Sunday on the road.

The victory puts the Maroons (15-2, 5-1-0 University Athletic Association) into sole possession of first place in the conference with one game remaining. Should No. 7 UChicago defeat or tie Washington-St. Louis in its home finale Nov. 4, the Maroons would claim the UAA regular-season championship and an automatic bid into the NCAA Division III Tournament.

Romero scored for the second time in as many games after the netting the game-winner in Friday's 3-0 win over NYU. Sunday, it took 79 minutes to break a scoreless tie, as the rookie broke through with the score on a rebound off a shot on goal by sophomore teammate Dayo Adeosun.

Another first year, UChicago keeper Aaron Katsimpalis, also turned out a big performance in his second start in goal. The rookie stopped three shots in 90 minutes played to record his second-straight clean sheet.

UChicago outshot the Judges (12-4-, 4-2) by a 18-9 margin while holding a slim 5-3 edge in shots on goal. Romero and junior Max Lopez each recorded five shots each to lead the Maroons, who also won the battle in corner kicks, 8-5.