Since our last publication, the women’s soccer team has played one game. This game was a part of the Brandeis Family Weekend and 75th Anniversary celebrations. The Judges hosted the University of Chicago (UChicago) Maroons in another University Athletic Association (UAA) game for the season. Having lost all of their UAA Conference games thus far this season, the women’s soccer team headed into the game with high aspirations of collecting a win in their win column.
The women started off play for the day at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 14 while the men’s team followed with their game at 1:30 p.m.
The game was quite exciting as it remained scoreless until there were only five minutes left. Though the Maroons out-shot the Judges 5-0 in the first half, keeper Hannah Bassan ’25 made two impressive saves in the final minutes of the first half to keep the Judges alive and maintain the scoreless record for the first half.
The Judges came into the second half with serious aggression and tenacity to earn the win, yet their early shots were not conducive of the results they were striving for. The remainder of the second half remained scoreless until the 86th minute, with four minutes left in the game, when the Maroons capitalized on an opportunity and scored the only goal of the game. As the Judges did not score in the remaining four minutes of the game, the UChicago Maroons secured the 1-0 win and the first win of their UAA Conference season.
Looking into the stats, the Maroons only out-shot the Judges by one, making the final shot stats 11-10, Maroons. Tanvi Raju ’27 led the Judges in shots with five during the game.
Coming up in the next few weeks are the Judges’ final regular games of the season. They will be playing the Emory University Eagles in Atlanta, Georgia on Friday, Oct. 20. The live stats and stream are posted on the Judges’ Athletics website here. Following their match in Atlanta, the Judges will then travel to the University of Rochester to face URochester on the following Sunday, Oct. 22.