September 14, 2005

Judges top Simmons, 2-1, for first road win of season

BOSTON, Mass. -- The Brandeis University women's soccer team picked up its first road victory of the season today with a 2-1 win under the lights at Simmons College.

Brandeis (3-1) opened the scoring 15 minutes into the contest when junior back Brittany Douglass (Tarzana, Calif.) used one of her trademark long throw-ins to find sophomore midfielder Amy King (Merrimack, N.H.), who scored her first of the season. in the 60th minute, junior Lisa Kaplin (Armonk, N.Y.), last year's leading goal-scorer, found the back of the net to double the lead.

Simmons (4-1) scored a somewhat controversial goal with about 15 minutes remaining, with the ball just trickling over the end-line. The Sharks increased their pressure over the final 10 minutes, but the Brandeis defense held on for the win.