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Brandeis Women’s Soccer Now 6-1

Published: September 27, 2013
Section: Sports

Dara Spital’s ’15 thunderous shot found the back of the net. 3-0 Judges. The Wellesley Blue proved to be no match for the dominant Brandeis women’s soccer team as the non-conference win secured the Judges’ sixth victory.

In what turned out to be a rout, the Judges advanced to 6-1 on the season. Forward Dara Spital thoroughly dominated the game with a game-high of five points. Spital found the back of the net roughly a minute into the contest and did so again in the 87th minute to seal the game.

This comes as no surprise considering the 2013 team has been on an absolute tear. Their six wins have been collected with a combined score of 19-2 with their one loss coming at the hands of Gordon College in a nail-biter, 3-2.

The team’s offense has been simply devastating for opponents, as the Judges have played with a lot of balance. Aside from its opening 1-0 win over MIT, multiple players have scored and assisted goals in all of the following contests. Led by a pair of ball-hawking juniors, Sapir Edalati and Spital, the Judges have scored 21 goals in the season. With seven goals apiece, Edalati and Spital have certainly led the goal-scoring effort, but it does not stop there. Also getting in on the action are Cid Moscovitch ’17, Holly Szafran and Melissa Darling ’16, Kelly Peterson and Mary Shimko ’14.

What’s the trend here? Players of all classes are scoring goals. With this type of balance, this team will be extremely hard to defend on a game-to-game basis and will be set for seasons to come. As staggering as this sounds, the team’s #17 ranking will be put to the test next month. They will face #9 ranked Emory University and #3 Washington University. Given how they’ve played thus far, anything seems possible.