Women’s soccer drops two on the road

November 8, 2019

The Brandeis University women’s soccer team traveled to Atlanta, GA in their second stretch of conference away games. They took on the Emory University Eagles, ranked 22​nd​ in the nation by D3Soccer.com, where the Judges were defeated 4-0. The Judges entered the road trip with a 6-1 record on the road. They had the first good look of the game, as Juliette Carreiro ’22 blasted a shot to the far post, but the Eagle keeper knocked it away just over a minute into the game. The Eagles got on the board with their first shot of the game in the fourth minute, as an Emory player shot it inside just pass Judges goalkeeper Victoria Richardson ’20. Shots in the first half were pretty even, 8-7, in favor of Emory. However, Brandeis placed six of their seven on frame. The Eagles would continue their dominance in the second half, doubling their lead in the 55th minute as a ball ricocheted off the far post and in from the left corner of the 18-yard box. Unfortunately for the Judges, an own goal would come in the 65th minute, and another Eagle would score in the 78th minute to round out the scoring for Emory. Richardson would make four saves and allowed two goals in the first 62 minutes, while Rebecca Gold ’22 had two saves and also allowed two goals in the final 28 minutes. Katie Hayes ’20 would lead the way for the Judges with a team-leading three shots, two coming on goal in the losing effort.

In their second University Athletic Association (UAA) contest, the Judges were unable to hold off host University of Rochester, in a contest that would go to overtime to be decided. It was the first time the Brandeis University women’s soccer team went to overtime this season, but unfortunately the Judges were unable to capitalize in the extra time as Rochester would score in the 95th minute to take a 3-2 victory. With the loss, the Judges fall to 10-7 on the season, 1-5 in the UAA. Brandeis would have a one goal lead twice throughout the game. However, the Yellowjackets would continue to equalize. The Judges were on the board first in the 21st minute, after Brandeis was able to draw a foul in the 18-yard box, earning a penalty kick. Midfielder Daria Bakhtiari ’21 knocked it home with ease for her fifth goal of the season. Rochester would respond four minutes later with a goal of their own to even score. The Judges would claim the lead again in the 31st minute thanks to Emma Spector ’20 who got a head cross from back Ruby Siegel ’23 and put it home for her third of the campaign. The assist was Siegel’s first of her college career. However, the Yellowjackets were their once again with the response just under ten minutes later with less than five to go in the half to even the match at 2-2. Although shots were 9-7 in favor of Rochester in the first half, the Judges had the 5-4 edge in shots on goal. Unlike the first half, neither team could find the back of the net in the second half, as the two teams combined for 15 shots in the second half. The Yellowjackets put three shots on net, compared to two for the Judges. In the overtime period, Rochester would score the game winning goal on the first shot of extra play. The Yellowjackets delivered a through ball that left Judges goalkeeper Richardson alone, where Rochester would take advantage as they buried the game winner. Richarson would finish with four saves for the Judges. Rochester would own a 19-13 advantage in shots and 10-2 margin in corner kicks.

Brandeis will close out the regular season on Saturday at noon as they will host New York University on Senior Day.

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