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Women’s soccer wins season opener

Published: September 4, 2009
Section: Sports


The image gallery for this game can be found here

Mimi Theodore (No. 8, right), a Brandeis midfielder, passes the ball, setting up Brandeis' first goal of the season by fellow midfielder Sofia Vallone (No. 13, left).<br /><i>PHOTO BY Max Shay/The Hoot</i>

Mimi Theodore (No. 8, right), a Brandeis midfielder, passes the ball, setting up Brandeis' first goal of the season by fellow midfielder Sofia Vallone (No. 13, left).
PHOTO BY Max Shay/The Hoot

Women’s soccer started off their season with a big win against MIT. Sofia Vallone ’11, scored in the first eight minutes of play for the Judges, assisted by Mimi Theodore ’12, and Brandeis would not fall behind again for the rest of the game. In fact, MIT would not even get on the board until the 88th minute of play, but the Judges held on for a 2-1 win over the Engineers. This was the season opener for both teams.

Hillary Rosenzwig ’10, served as goalkeeper for the Judges for the full game. She was perfect through the entire game, seemingly headed for her 17th career shutout, but in the 89th minute MIT midfielder Lauren Hernley, ’11, drove the ball past Rosenzwig into the net. The Engineers turned up the heat for the final five minutes of the game, with the big payoff being the goal by Hernley, and came just short of tying the game in the last few seconds when a header by Emily Kuo ’13 went wide.

Despite the push by MIT in the last few minutes, they could not change the outcome. The Judges clearly outmatched their opponents consistently throughout the game. Brandeis led in shots attempted (11 to 9), shots on target (5 to 3), shots blocked by defense (2 to 0), and goals scored.

The game-winning goal for the Judges came in the 61st minute by midfielder Alanna Torre ’12. MIT goalkeeper Katie Olesnavage ’11 punched out the ball but obviously misjudged her effort as the ball landed right at Torre’s feet just outside the box. Mimi Theodore, Melissa Gorenkoff ’10, and Kelly Doolittle ’12 also had shots on goal, though they were unsuccessful.

Brandeis faces Nazareth College at home Sunday September 6th at 1PM. The Golden Flyers are 0-1 on the season so far after being shut out by William Smith on Tuesday. They will play MIT on Saturday before coming to Brandeis the following day.