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Keeping their season on the right track, the women's soccer team continues their winning streak. The team has started off the season strong, with six consecutive wins against Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Lasell College, Johnson and Wales University, Eastern Connecticut State University, Babson College and most recently Tufts University. Two recent games both ended with a score of 1-0. Looking ahead, the homecoming game against Case Western Reserve University is quickly approaching on Sept. 29.
The Brandeis men’s soccer team has split its games from this past week. The team started off with an 8-0 rout of Massachusetts Maritime Academy, the team’s highest scoring game in seven years. Following that, they took on crosstown rival Tufts University but were unable to come away with the win, and t. Their 2-1 defeat dropped them to 3-4 on the year. Although this is not the start they were hoping for, there is still plenty of time to turn things around and bring the Judges back to the top of Division III soccer.
The Judges continue on a relatively strong note this season. In the past week, they won two games and lost one, improving to 7-5 for the season. Looking ahead to next week, the Judges hope to defeat Roger Williams University on Tuesday.
The Brandeis men’s soccer team has had a relatively slow start to their season. Given that the team made it to the Division III final four just last year and came into the season ranked fourth in the nation, expectations were very high, and the team hoped to see their success repeated. However, in the past few games, the team has not displayed the skills that brought them so far just last year.
The Brandeis men’s and women’s cross country teams both competed on Saturday in the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth Cross Country Invitational. This was the team's second meet of the young season, and the meet offered a much more complete picture of how the team stacks up against its competition. The Wellesley invitational had the Judges competing against only Wellesley College, Wentworth Institute of Technology and Regis College. The UMass Dartmouth Invitational however, saw the Judges in a 41 team field that was a lot more diverse in skill and strategy. Each team had varying degrees of success as well as their own individual stand-out performances. Here is how both teams fared against their competition.
The Brandeis women’s soccer team is 5-0 in their strong season so far. This hardworking group has really had a great start to their season, resulting in many victories. In the past two weeks, the team has won three more games.
On Sept. 8, the U.S. Open women’s singles final took place — the last of the four grand slams of tennis that occur every year. Within the tournament, hundreds compete against top-ranked competition on the world’s biggest stage, New York City. This year, however, the women’s finals was overshadowed by drama that took place away from the action on the court. The match featured longtime American icon Serena Williams versus an ultra-talented 20-year-old, Naomi Osaka. The contest was set to be a great battle: the present against the future, a Japanese-Haitian newcomer playing her idol, a woman of color who took over the sport. Yet everything changed during the second set.
FANCY FOOTWORK: Midfielder Becca Buchman '19 attempts to shoot the ball past the Johnson and Wales Goalkeeper on Sept 8.
DOUBLE DEFENSE: Marlee Nork ’19 and Kaisa Newberg ’22 provide towering defense against Bowdoin College on Sept 8.
This season has been a roller coaster coaster so far for the Judges, who are 5-4 for the season. They lost two out of their last three games. After defeating Gordon College, the Judges fell to Endicott College and Tufts University.
Kicking off their season on Saturday Sept. 1, the Brandeis University women’s soccer team is warming up to a successful season. The women have been working hard to make this an amazing season, and they began with two matches. The first was against the Massachusetts Institute of Technology on Sept.1, and the second was against Lasell College on Sept. 2.
The Brandeis men’s soccer team conducted a very successful campaign that brought them all the way to the Division III final four last year. The team has also made six straight trips to the Sweet 16 round of the NCAA Tournament, the second-longest streak in Division III. This season, expectations for the team are certainly high, as it begins the season ranked fourth in the nation among Division III schools. The team has started off their season 1-1 after two contests in the North Shore classic.
On Friday, the men and women’s cross country teams started off what they hope will be a successful season. Both teams are warming up with the hopes of running their way to the NCAA Division III Championships and opened their 2018 season at Wellesley College in Wellesley, Mass. on Aug. 31.
The Brandeis volleyball team returned after a long offseason break. The team is evidently highly motivated to win and has had a great start to their season. The team began by traveling to Claremont, Calif. to open their season at the 2018 Pacific Coast Classic.