September 21, 2006

Bremner PK lifts women's soccer past Gordon, 1-0

WALTHAM, Mass. – Brandeis University junior midfielder Lizzie Bremner (San Rafael, Calif.) converted a penalty kick in the 57th minute for the evening's only goal as the Judges defeated the visiting Gordon College Fighting Scots, 1-0, on Gordon Field.

Brandeis (4-2) won its fourth straight game and snapped Gordon's (5-2) four-game streak in the process.

Most of the game was played in the midfield, with only two shots for each team finding their way on goal. The decisive moment came 11:07 into the second half, when a Gordon defender pulled down Brandeis forward Lisa Kaplin (Armonk, N.Y.) just as she entered the 18-yard box. Bremner calmly directed the ensuing PK into the right side of the net after Gordon rookie goalkeeper Abby Ytzen (Des Moines, Iowa) dove to her left. The Scots had the only other scoring chance after that, but sophomore midfielder Mary Snell (Carlisle, Mass.) was denied in the 70th minute.

Brandeis goalkeeper Amber Debole (Swampscott, Mass.) made two saves for her second collegiate win and first shutout. Junior Mary Griffenhagen (Winston-Salem, N.C.) had one save in the first half for Gordon. Ytzen did not have a stop in relief and took the loss. The Judges owned an 8-4 shot advantage, while the Scots had three corner kicks to Brandeis's two.

Brandeis next takes on Bowdoin College on Sunday at noon, while Gordon hosts Nichols College in a CCC showdown Saturday at noon.