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Women’s soccer suffers defeat

By Charlie Romanow

Section: Sports

October 25, 2013

The women’s soccer team had a tough stretch on the road against conference opponents Emory University on Sunday and Carnegie Mellon University on Friday.

Brandeis lost their second UAA match over the weekend against Emory. The Judges knew that it was going to be a tough game heading into Atlanta as the Eagles were ranked seventh in the nation. The score remained deadlocked at zero at halftime, but Emory had the clear advantage in momentum. The Eagles outshot the Judges 12-3 in the half with seven of the Eagle’s shots being on goal. Emory had a season-high 11 corner kicks while Brandeis had two. Brandeis’ shooting struggles lasted through the game as they were outshot 21-5 in the second half.

Sapir Edalati ’15 had a free kick opportunity from 18 yards out but was unable to convert. Cidney Moscovich ’17 had two shots on goal. Goalie Michelle Savuto ’15 had 13 saves.
The Judges will have a break from their tough UAA opponents and travel to UMass Boston on Thursday before finishing the regular season with three UAA home games. Brandeis stands at 9-4-1 overall and 1-2-1 in the UAA.

The women’s soccer teams’ previous game was a 1-0 overtime loss in Pittsburgh against 17th ranked Carnegie Mellon. The winning shot came on a penalty kick six minutes into the extra period. Shots on goal were sparse in the game as the Tartans managed five and the Judges had only three. Brandeis was once again outdone in corner kicks managing only one against Carnegie Mellon’s seven.

Emma Eddy ’15 and Sapir Edalati each had early shots but the Judges could not capitalize on either. Edalati and Dara Spital ’15 then had two shots on goal early in the second half. Edalati attempted Brandeis’ only overtime shot. Savuto made three saves.

The Eagles followed up this match by gaining their seventh shutout of the season defeating Agnes Scott College and stand at 10-3-1 overall and 3-1 in-conference. Carnegie Mellon followed up the home win with another against New York University. They are currently 8-2-2 overall and 2-1-1 in the UAA. They have moved up in the rankings to 15th.

All but two of the Judges games were shutouts, the wins and the losses. They have played well defensively in their wins but have generally not managed to stay competitive in the losses. Brandeis will end the season against Washington University in St. Louis, the University of Chicago and New York University. Wash U. is the No. 2 ranked team in the country. The Judges are fifth in the UAA standings.

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