Women’s soccer drops the ball on two games
The women’s soccer team has been fairly successful this season. With a cumulative record of 9–5 and a University Athletic Association record of 1–3, the Judges are doing well overall, but are on a losing streak against teams in the UAA. However, the team dropped the ball at both games this week. On Friday and Sunday, the Judges lost to UAA rivals University of Chicago and Washington University in Saint Louis, respectively.
Judges 1, Maroons 2
In their game against the Chicago Maroons, the Judges were able to score once, but otherwise this was the third game so far this season in which the team allowed for more than one goal against them. The first half was actually even for the two teams, as both had six attempts on goal. There were two notable saves against the Judges, one coming in the ninth minute of play when Juliette Carreiro ’22 was prevented from scoring by the Maroons’ goalkeeper Miranda Malone, and again in the 24th minute when Makenna Hunt ’22 was stopped by Malone.
It was not until the 35th minute that either team scored any points. Chicago’s Katie Jasminski scored her seventh goal of the season. In the 51st minute of play, Brandeis was fouled for a hand ball. From there, Chicago’s Hannah Watkins was able to net the ball against goalie Victoria Richardson ’20, giving the Maroons a 2–0 lead. While the Judges were able to score one point in the 64th minute by Daria Bakhtiari ’21, the Maroons were able to maintain their lead and capture the win.
Judges 0, Bears 1
Only one point was scored in the Judges’ game against the WashU Bears. In fact, the game was quite uneventful in that neither team was able to score at all prior to WashU’s point that came in the last two minutes of the game.
The point by WashU was an elaborate play. In the 88th minute, Gabbie Cesarone made a headshot that hit the crossbar. Then, Ellie DeConinick scored with an assist by Cesarone. With that, WashU had scored the only point they would need to capture the victory of the game. Both teams made a valiant effort in this game, showing how evenly matched they were, demonstrated by the fact that it took so long before WashU could capture a lead.
Next, the Judges will face Eastern Connecticut State University at 1 p.m. on Saturday where the Judges can try and break out of this losing slump.