Goal and assist from rookie Miranda leads women's soccer past MIT, 4-0

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. -- Rookie forward Izabella Miranda (Plymouth, Mass.) came off the bench to record a goal and an assist and four different Judges found the back of the net as the as the Brandeis women's soccer team defeated MIT, 4-0, in the season opener for both teams today.

Brandeis (1-0) got the only goal they would need in the 14th minute when rookie midfielder Alanna Torre (Weston, Fla.) headed home a corner kick off the foot of sophomore back Taryn Martiniello (Wilmington, Mass.). Sophomore midfielder Sofia Vallone (Westport, Conn.) doubled the lead just under 15 minutes later when she put Miranda's cross into the right side of the MIT net.

Sophomore forward Tiffany Pacheco (Rehoboth, Mass.) scored the Judges' third goal just 44 seconds into the second half, while Miranda tallied her first collegiate goal in the 58th minute, when she converted a cross from junior midfielder Melissa Gorenkoff (Woodbury, N.J.). Gorenkoff's assist was the only point by a Brandeis upperclassman on the day.

MIT (0-1) netminder Stephanie Brenman made three saves for the Engineers in the losing effort, while junior Hillary Rosenzweig (Boca Raton, Fla.) and senior Natasha Pieciak (Three Rivers, Mass.) each made one save in a half of work to produce the combined shutout.