Pacheco's pair of goals leads women's soccer past Babson, 2-0
WALTHAM, Mass. - Brandeis University sophomore forward Tiffany Pacheco (Rehoboth, Mass.) scored a goal for the fourth straight game, registering both goals today as the Judges women's soccer team defeated visiting Babson College, 2-0, on Gordon Field. With the win, Brandeis evens the all-time series with Babson, the most-played in Judges' women's soccer history, at 17-17-2.
Brandeis (4-0), which won its eighth straight game dating back to last season, opened the scoring in the 22nd minute. Rookie midfielder Isabella Miranda (Plymouth, Mass.) sent a ball across the goal mouth that Pacheco was able to knock home for her fourth goal of the season.
The Judges added a second goal just under 13 minutes later as the same pair connected. This time, Miranda sent a long ball from near midfield towards the box. Pacheco was able to track it down and send home a blast for her second of the game and fifth of the season. It was the second multi-goal game of Pacheco's career.
Babson (2-2-1) was able to get as much pressure on the Judges as they have seen all season, taking 12 shots, but junior goalkeeper Hillary Rosenzweig (Boca Raton, Fla.) made three saves to keep Brandeis's eight-match shutout streak alive. The Beavers were kept in the game thanks to six saves by sophomore netminder Sarah Macary (Woodbury, Conn.).
Brandeis wraps up their four-game homestand on Saturday afternoon when they take on Springfield College at 1 p.m., while Babson travels to Bridgewater State College at 11 a.m. the same day.