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Women’s soccer ties 2-2 with Elms College

By David Aizenberg

Section: Sports

October 27, 2017

The Brandeis women’s soccer team played Elms College on Sunday, Oct. 22, a game that resulted in a 2-2 tie after two overtime periods. After falling behind 0-2 in the first half of the game, a valiant effort from captain Samantha Schwartz ’18 pushed the game into a tie. Schwartz’s two goals in a six-minute span kept the Judges in the game. With the tie, the Judges move to 11-2-3 on the season.

Elms scored the first of their two goals in the 26th minute, followed by their second goal just eleven minutes later. Despite the Judges’ out-shooting Elms 37-12, the score remained 2-0 in favor of Elms until the 79th minute. Schwartz cut the deficit to one goal on a miscue on the Elms defense and lofted the goal over the opposing goalie’s head. Her second goal of the game came off a free kick opportunity just outside the box. Schwartz placed the ball in the top of the net to tie the game.

The Judges had several scoring opportunities in the overtime periods. Schwartz’s co-captain Hannah Maatallah ’19 almost won the game for the Judges in the 106th minute, but a save by the Elms goalie denied the shot on goal and kept the game at two goals apiece. A corner kick in the 108th minute nearly won the game for the Judges, but it was called off due to an offsides call.

Brandeis hosts defending national champion Washington University on Friday, Oct. 27 at 7:30 p.m., a team they beat in the regular season last year, but failed to triumph over in their historic Final Four run. The Judges have only three games left on their schedule, all home games played against University Athletic Association conference opponents. Their regular season finalizes on Saturday, Nov. 4 against New York University.

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