November 4, 2006

Women's soccer closes out regular season with 2-1 win at NYU

NEWARK, N.J. -- The Brandeis University women's soccer team scored a pair of first-half goals and made them stand up as the Judges defeated rival New York University, 2-1, in the University Athletic Association (UAA) regular-season finale for both teams at the New Jersey Institute of Technology.

Brandeis (9-5-3, 2-2-3 UAA) opened the scoring in the 10th minute. Junior midfielder Sarah Jasak (Middletown, N.J.) sent a ball to rookie midfielder Melissa Gorenkoff (Woodbury, N.Y.). Gorenkoff sent her trademark long-distance rocket to the left side of the net from 20 yards out for her third goal of the season. The Judges added an insurance goal at exactly the 37 minute mark, when senior Melissa Gordon (Islip, N.Y.) collected a ball just outside the Violet box and put it home for her first goal of the season.

NYU (6-10-1, 0-7 UAA) threatened to make a comeback when Jennifer Tavares found Sarah Pillemer for a close-range goal in the 75th minute, but the Judges held on in the contest's final 15 minutes. Junior netminder Betsey Medow (Yorktown Heights, N.Y.) made three saves for the win, just one of which came after the Violets tallied their goal.