September 20, 2007

Gorenkoff tallies twice to lead women's soccer past Gordon, 3-1

WENHAM, Mass. -- For the second game in a row, Brandeis University sophomore Melissa Gorenkoff (Woodbury, N.Y.) score two goals to lead the Judges to victory as they defeated host Gordon College, 3-1, in non-conference women's soccer action.

Gorenkoff got Brandeis (5-1-1) on the board in the 15h minute when she shot a ball from 20 yards out along the end line. It ricocheted off the post and in for her fourth goal of the season. Gorenkoff doubled the lead at 48:13 with another long shot, this time from about 25 yards away.

Gordon (6-2) answered the second goal just 17 seconds later as Kelly Donlan took a failed clear and put it past Brandeis keeper Hillary Rosenzweig (Boca Raton, Fla.) to spoil the shutout bid. The Judges added an extra goal in the 89th minute when rookie Kelly Cozzens (Lancaster, Mass.) scored on an assist from classmate Tiffany Pacheco (Rehoboth, Mass.).

Brandeis outshot the Fighting Scots, 22-15 and earned a 5-4 advantage in corner kicks. Rosenzweig picked up the with with six saves, three in each half, while Gordon's Katie Knaus had eight stops in the losing effort.

Brandeis is off for a week before taking on Smith College on Sept. 26 at 7:00 p.m.