Senior forward Makenna Hunt ’22 scored a goal and assisted another as the Judges cruised to a 4-1 non-conference road victory against Springfield 4-1 on Saturday. With the win, the Judges have won two in a row, and three of the past four. Brandeis now has a record of 8-4-2 overall and 1-3 in University Athletic Association (UAA) play.
In the fifth minute, junior midfielder Morgan Clark ’23 sent in a cross, which Hunt sent to the back of the net. Hunt then assisted senior forward Juliette Carreiro ’22 in the 11th minute to give the Judges an early 2-0 lead. The Judges added another goal before the half courtesy of junior Jess Herman ’23 who chipped in a shot from inside the 18-yard box in the 34th minute. Sophomore midfielder Lexi Krobath ’24 scored the Judges’ fourth and final goal of the match, and her first collegiate goal, in the 74th minute.
For the match, Brandeis outshot Springfield 19-10 and 12-5 on shots on goal. Goalkeeper Hannah Bassan ’25 made two saves and earned her seventh victory of the season. Clark picked up her first assist of the year, while Carreiro’s goal was her fifth this year.
Carreiro is tied for the league-lead with seven assists, and Bassan ranks third in the UAA with 34 saves. The Judges reentered the rankings this week as the number 23 team in the nation according to unitedsoccercoaches.org.
The Judges hope to be selected for the NCAA tournament for the first time since 2018. The Judges’ resume features one of the most difficult schedules in all of Division-III, which includes UAA matches. Brandeis is one of six teams from the UAA in the most recent top 25 rankings. The Judges also drew no. 8 Massachusetts Institute of Technology in their season opener 2-2.
Brandeis was slated to travel to Providence and take on Johnson & Wales on Tuesday, Nov 2. However, the match was canceled due to inclement weather. The Judges will conclude the regular season with their final three matches in UAA play. Brandeis will host no. 18-ranked Emory on Friday, Oct. 29 at 5 p.m. and then University of Rochester on Sunday, Oct. 31 at 11 a.m. The Judges’ season finale will be at New York University on Nov. 6.