October 14, 2007

Women's soccer drops UAA contest to No. 12 WashU, 1-0

WALTHAM, Mass. -- A scramble in front of the net produced the game's only goal today as the No. 12-ranked Washington University women's soccer team defeated the host Brandeis University Judges, 1-0, in a University Athletic Association (UAA) contest on Gordon Field.

Washington (12-1-0, 3-1-0 UAA) and Brandeis (7-4-2, 1-2-1 UAA) played even in the first half. The Bears owned a 10-4 in overall shots, but shots on goal were even at three apiece. The game's only tally came in the 58th minute thanks to a couple of local products. Sophomore Becca Heyman (Winchester, Mass.) got service with a crowd in front of the goal. Senior Abbey Hartman (Napierville, Ill.) got the first foot on the ball before it settled in front of sophomore Elyse Hanley (Westborough, Mass.). Hanley knocked it home for her first goal of the season. The Bears were able to keep the pressure on Brandeis all game long, outshooting the Judges, 23-6.

WashU senior Carrie Sear (Evanston, Ill.) made five saves for her fourth shutout of the season and the team's eighth overall. Brandeis sophomore Hillary Rosenzweig (Boca Raton, Fla.) made six stops in the losing effort.

Brandeis is next in action in a non-conference road game at Bowdoin College on Thursday at 3:30 p.m.