September 27, 2007

Deslauriers goal leads Brandeis women past Smith, 3-1

WALTHAM, Mass. – The Brandeis University women's soccer team scored a pair of second-half goals tonight as the Judges defeated visiting Smith College, 3-1, on Gordon Field.

Brandeis (6-1-1) opened the scoring in the 16th minute as senior Sarah Jasak (Middletown, N.J.) slotted a through ball that freed classmate Tzlil Castel (Boston, Mass.). Castel went one-on-one with Pioneer junior keeper Marlowe Dieckmann (Oakland. Calif.) and tallied her second goal of the season.

Smith (1-5-1) answered in the 29th minute. Sophomore back Julianna Rose (Seattle, Wash.) played a ball over the Brandeis defense. Brandeis sophomore netminder Hillary Rosenzweig (Boca Raton, Fla.) came out to try to intercept the ball, but Smith sophomore forward Dalyn Houser (Atlanta, Ga.) beat her to it and chipped it in for her second goal of the campaign. The Judges owned a 19-7 shot advantage in the first half, but Dieckmann's 10 first-half saves kept the score knotted at 1-1 at the intermission.

Brandeis scored the game-winning goal in the 68th minute. Jasak again had the assist, as she found junior reserve midfielder Lindsay Deslauriers (Port of Spain, Trinidad) alone just outside the box. Deslauriers angled her shot to the far side of the net from about 20 yards out, and tallied her first collegiate goal.

The Judges added an insurance goal 10 minutes later on an own goal. Sophomore forward Melissa Gorenkoff (Woodbury, N.Y.) served the ball into the box, where a Smith defender headed the ball into the Pioneer net.

For the game, Brandeis outshot Smith, 26-7, including 15-4 in shots on goal. Rosenzweig finished with three saves for her sixth win of the season, while Dieckmann was stout in net for the visitors, making 12 saves.

Brandeis opens up University Athletic Association (UAA) play on Saturday at 7:30 p.m. when they take on the University of Rochester. Smith hosts Babson in a NEWMAC contest the same day at noon.