October 11, 2008

Strong second half lifts women's soccer over Case, 4-0, in UAA action

WALTHAM, Mass. - The Brandeis University women's soccer team scored four unanswered goals in the second half today to claim three points in the conference standings as they defeated visiting Case Western Reserve University, 4-0, in a University Athletic Association (UAA) showdown on Gordon Field. Brandeis improves to 7-4-1 (1-1 UAA), while Case falls to 7-6 (0-2 UAA)

      After a scoreless first half in which the Judges outshot the Spartans, 10-0, the hosts got on the board just 3:26 into the second. Sophomore back Taryn Martiniello (Wilmington, Mass.) notched her first goal of the season in the 49th minute. Her corner kick bent into the box and slipped through the hands of the Case netminder and into across the line.

      Brandeis doubled the lead just under eight minutes later in the 57th minute. Rookie midfielder Alanna Torre (Weston, Fla.) sent a cross to classmate Izabella Miranda (Plymouth, Mass.), who redirected it into the wide open net for her fourth of the campaign.

      Sophomore Kelly Cozzens (Lancaster, Mass.) found classmate and fellow forward Tiffany Pacheco (Rehoboth, Mass.) in the 72nd minute Pacheco blasted it home from about 25 yards out for her team-leading eighth goal of the season to put the Judges ahead 3-0. Brandeis closed out the scoring in the 86th minute when junior forward Melissa Gorenkoff (Woodbury, N.Y.) dribbled along the end line and dished to rookie Ali Theodore (Walpole, Mass.), who scored her first collegiate goal.

      Brandeis outshot Case, 22-6, for the game. Judge junior goalkeeper Hillary Rosenzweig (Boca Raton, Fla.) stopped all three shots on net for her fifth shutout of the campaign. Case senior Kirsten McClain (Rochester, N.Y.) made four stops in the losing effort.

      Brandeis is off until next Friday afternoon, when they head to the University of Chicago for a UAA weekend. Case heads to Atlanta next weekend to take on Emory in a conference match.

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