Women's soccer red hot to start season
Defending their winning streak, the Judges pushed through two more wins this past week. With eight games behind them and nine ahead, this season appears to be promising for the Judges.
Last Tuesday, Sept. 25, the Judges played and defeated Wellesley College in the rain. The Judges, ranked 12th according to a United Soccer Coaches Division III national poll, are now 7–0. Starting off, Brandeis University senior Julia Matson scored the first goal of the game and her second of the season. Later on in the first half, Katie Hayes ’20 scored the second goal of the game and her third of the season. This led the Judges to a 2–0 lead over Wellesley.
Throughout the rest of the game, the Judges continued pushing, but neither team scored in the second half. Ending with a 8–2 advantage in corner kick chances and 29–3 edge in shots, the Judges were once again victorious. The opponents came close to a goal in the 69th minute when Wellesley College junior Hannah Knoll was deflected by Brandeis’ Victoria Richardson ’22.
On Saturday Sept. 29th, the Judges were set to play Case Western Reserve University for the Homecoming game. With a day full of festivities, the Judges started the game strong, taking the lead in the first half. This game improved the Judges to 8–0 and 1–0 in UAA.
In the 17th minute of play, Becca Burchman ’19 scored her first goal of the season and third goal of her career. The Judges’ second goal was scored when Hayes knocked home a corner kick made by Lauren Mastandrea ’22. The Spartans did not score the entire game, and the Judges had ten corner kicks during the game, while the Spartans had none.
The Judges are approaching the midpoint of their season. Looking ahead, on Tuesday Oct. 2nd, the Judges face Lesley University followed by Carnegie Mellon University on Oct. 6th.