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Women’s soccer wins 11th straight game

Published: October 10, 2014
Section: Sports

Tuesday the Brandeis women’s soccer team won their 11th straight game this season. The team broke a record in their previous game against Case Western Reserve University, as they reached 10 consecutive wins in the University Athletic Association (UAA) home opener.

The Judges won 1-0 in Saturday’s game against Case, when the single goal was scored in the 12th minute of the game. On the second of nine corner kicks that game, Holly Szafran ’16 passed the ball to Sapir Edalati ’15 who headed the pass under the crossbar past Case Western goalkeeper Abbey Smith. This goal not only sealed the new record of Brandeis Women’s Soccer, but marked the first goal allowed by Smith since Sept. 14, over more than 442 minutes of play.

Brandeis kept rolling on Tuesday with a 1-0 shutout win over Eastern Nazarene College. This was the Judges’ eighth straight shutout this season. The Judges started off strong with a diving block by goalie Michelle Savuto ’15 which set the pace for rest of the game. The Judges played a tight, fast-paced game with the Lions, in a back and forth game. The Judges got ahead with a single goal in the 18th minute. Forward Edalati dribbled the ball through the midfield before passing to the left of the 18 yard box. Then Samantha Schwartz ’18 proceeded to drill a shot from the left corner of the box into the upper right of the goal, marking the first-year’s seventh goal of the season.

The Lions’ goalkeeper, Kristen Farley, kept the contest close with six saves during the game. The Judges outshot the Lions 14-7 and played a tough defense the rest of the game to keep the Lions from scoring. Brandeis goalies Savuto and Alexis Grossman ’17 split time in goal, each with one save in the game.

The Judges not only extended their record to 11 straight with this win over Eastern Nazarene, but are 11-1 on the season giving them a No. 20 ranking. Brandeis women’s soccer has now outscored their opponents 26-3 this season.

Brandeis will look to continue its winning streak this Saturday at 4 p.m. when they travel to the University of Rochester.