October 12, 2007

Brandeis, Chicago battle to 1-1 draw in women's soccer action

WALTHAM, Mass. -- The Brandeis University and University of Chicago women's soccer teams battled to a 1-1 draw this evening in a University Athletic Association (UAA) contest on Gordon Field.

Both teams found the back of the net early, but a high-scoring affair was not to follow. Chicago (6-3-3, 0-1-2 UAA) opened the scoring on a corner kick in the ninth minute. Senior back Amanda Catalano (Whitinsville, Mass.) took the kick and put it right on the head of sophomore midfielder Claire Gill (Los Altos Hills, Calif.), who knocked it home for her second goal of the season.

Brandeis (7-3-2, 1-1-1 UAA) answered just 3:03 later. After a cross by sophomore Melissa Gorenkoff (Woodbury, N.Y.) was intercepted by a Maroon defender, the visitors turned right over to senior Sarah Jasak (Middletown, N.J.) knotted the game at 1-1. It was her fourth goal of the season, second-most on the team.

Both teams had chances throughout the rest of the game, but Chicago's 12-1 advantage in corner kicks led to some of the tightest exchanges. Three minutes into the first overtime, Brandeis sophomore Hillary Rosenzweig (Boca Raton, Fla.) had a fine save when she punched a Catalano corner that looked like it was bending into the net over the crossbar instead. The Maroons were also unable to take advantage of a scrum just before the final horn in the second overtime blew.

Rosenzweig made seven saves for the Judges, while senior Amanda Sutter (Irvine, Calif.) had five stops for Chicago.

Brandeis is next in action against No. 8 in the nation Washington University on Sunday at 1:30 p.m. in another UAA contest, while Chicago heads to New York University for a league contest at the same time. WashU defeated NYU, 2-1, today.