The women’s soccer Judges took the field against their cross-town rivals on Saturday, Sept. 15 with the hopes of continuing their undefeated season. The Judges are ranked 13th in Division III by the United Soccer Coaches and 14th by D3soccer.com and played like so against the Babson Beavers. The Judges ended the Beavers’ four game winning streak with a goal in the second half to continue their own winning streak improving their record 5-0-0, while Babson falls 3-2-1. This is the third time the Judges have started off the season with a 5-0 record in the past four years and the fifth time since 2012.
Sam Volpe ’19 snatched the game winning goal for the Judges for the second game in a row in the 89th minute of play to earn the victory for the Judges. With only 43 seconds left to play, she beat out a Babson defender and the goalkeeper and sent the ball into a wide open net. This was Volpe’s second career goal. The Judges owned 15-4 shots taken, despite possession being even almost the entire game. Julia Matson ’19 and Volpe tied the team with a total of four shots on goal. Goalkeeper Sierra Dana ’20 made two saves in the first half of play, with classmate Victoria Richardson ’21 earning her first collegiate win in the net.
This was the 44th time the Judges have faced off against the Babson Beavers, which makes it the most placed rivalry in Brandeis women’s soccer history. With the latest win in Brandeis’ favor, the Judges record against the Beavers advanced to 23-18-3 and continued the seventh continuous win and nine in the past 10 meetings.
Next, the Judges will travel to Medford, M.A. this coming Saturday to take on Tufts University at 1 p.m.