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Women’s soccer splits UAA play, Rosenzweig sets career records

Published: November 6, 2009
Section: Sports


After dropping their first game of the weekend against the Washington University Bears on Friday 2-0, the Brandeis women’s soccer team struck back by taking down the Chicago University Maroons Sunday afternoon by the same score.

With the split they improved to 8-6-3 on the season and 2-3-1 in University Athletic Association (UAA) play.

The Bears, who are currently ranked eighth in the nation amongst Division III schools by the NCAA, got the game winning goal in the 34th minute of play. Natalie Callaghan ’12 sent a blast from 40 yards out that just made it above the reaching fingers of Brandeis keeper Hillary Rosenzweig ’10.

Wash. U added their second goal in the 72nd minute when midfielder Julie Tembunkiart ’11 sent a cross to Becca Heymann ’11 who then sent the ball beneath the diving Rosenzweig.

Rosenzweig made five saves in the loss while the Bears had a combined five saves, four from rookie Clara Jacques and one from Kay Southworth ’11. While the Judges outshot the Bears 15-13, they were unable to get the ball to the back of the net.

The loss did not faze the Judges. When they faced the Maroons two days later, then ranked 16th in Division III, Brandeis shut them down. The two teams had 14 shots attempted, but the Judges had 10 on target compared to Chicago’s eight.

Forward Sofia Vallone ’11 had her second game-winner of the season in the 33rd minute off a cross from forward Melissa Gorenkoff ’10. Vallone then shot the ball past the Maroons keeper Emma Gormley ’12. Just over six and a half minutes later, Brandeis added an insurance goal. Forward Tiffany Pacheco ’11 knocked the ball into the upper right corner off a miscue by Gormley, tallying her sevent goal of the season.

With the shutout win, Rosenzweig took the top spots in both career shutouts and career victories with 20 and 35 respectively. She also gave Chicago their first regular-season shutout loss since Oct. 18, 2008 when she shut them out 1-0 at their home field.

Brandeis has one game remaining in the regular season. They will face off against UAA rival New York University at 1:30 p.m., Saturday on Gordon Field.