Women’s soccer wins four straight

October 4, 2019

The Brandeis University women’s soccer team has been rolling with a 5-2 record and they did not let up on Saturday as they came away with a 4-0 victory over Lasell University in a non-conference match. 

Makenna Hunt ’22 scored two goals to lead the way, while classmate Juliette Carreiro ’22 collected two assists. The Judges scored twice in the first eight minutes, both on crossing passes from the left side by Carreiro. She delivered a great pass to Hunt on the near side for her fifth goal of the season at 7:13 mark, then fed Daria Bakhtiari ’21 a ball to the far side, where she would handle the rest, blasting home her second goal of the season to make the score 2-0. 

The Judges were able to extend their lead three minutes into the second half as Ruby Siegel ’23 finished off a corner kick from classmate Caroline Swan ’23 for her first career goal to give Brandeis a 3-0 advantage. Hunt would close out the scoring in the 66th minute with an impressive shot from 30 yards out that found the upper left corner of the goal. The multi-goal game was Hunt’s third of the season and her team-leading sixth of the season. Impressively, the Judges have produced a two-goal scorer in each of their five wins this season. Brandeis finished with a 19-9 advantage in shots. Goalkeeper Victoria Richardson ’20 played the first half in goal for the Judges, earning the win without making a save, while Rebecca Gold ’22 made four saves in the second half to secure the win.

In their second contest of the week, the Brandeis women’s soccer team came out firing as they went off for four second half goals to blow open a close match as the Judges defeated visiting Wellesley College, 5-0. 

In the 35th minute it was Hunt once again who came to the Judges’ aid as she knocked home her team-leading seventh goal of the season. The goal came off a nice cross from Swan who picked up an assist for the second game in a row. Brandeis blew things open with a pair of goals that were just three minutes apart early in the second half. 

In the 57th minute it was Carreiro who would score her fifth of the season when she found the right side of the net off a feed from Katie Hayes ’20. Hayes would knock in a goal of her own, her first of the season and 10th of her career in the 60th minute when she headed home a service by Hunt. 

In the 70th minute it was Carreiro again, making a great delivery this time to a streaking Jessica Herman ’23 who dribbled in on net for the score, her third goal of the season and Carriero’s team-leading fourth assist of the season. Emma Spector ’20 would close out the scoring in the 75th minute by taking advantage of a Wellesley miscue to score her second goal of the season and the fifth of her career. Brandeis goalies took care of business as both Richardson and Gold made one save in their respective halves of play. Brandeis outshot the visiting team 19-6 and had a 7-1 advantage in corner kicks.

The team kept up their winning ways as they defeated visiting Emmanuel College 1-0 in a non-conference matchup on Gordon Field. The Judges have been on a hot streak and it was no different in this contest as Brandeis’s first shot on goal provided the game’s entire offense. 

Swan sent a corner kick into the box where midfielder Bakhtiari handled the rest, heading it home for her third goal of the season. The assist was Swan’s third of the season, one in each of the last three games. The first half was evenly played as Brandeis outshot Emmanuel 5-3. It was in the second half that Brandeis took the major advantage as they outshot Emmanuel 18-1 and had seven of their 10 corner kicks in the final 45 minutes. The one goal would hold up for the Judges as goalies Richarson and Gold handled business, each making a save in 45 minutes of work. Richardson would earn the win by playing the first half.

The Judges earned their fourth-straight shutout as they went on the road to defeat Lesley University. Their first goal would come in the 26th minute when Swan netted her first goal of the season and of her collegiate career. Brandeis outshot Lesley 8-1 in the first half. 

However, the home team would turn the tables a bit in the second half, getting the first shot on goal after the break in action. But it was ultimately Brandeis that would strike again in the 57th minute as Spector found Carreiro who blasted home her sixth goal of the season. Carreiro is now second on the team in goals scored and tied for first with 16 points. The lead would hold up as goalie Richardson made three second-half saves. She would finish with four stops as the Judges registered their fourth straight shutout; it was Richardson’s second solo shutout of the season. With the win the Judges improve to 8-2 and look to continue their winning streak over Homecoming Weekend as they will take on Carnegie Mellon to open up University Athletic Association (UAA) play at Gordon Field for an 11 a.m. contest on Oct. 5.

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