October 30, 2009

Brandeis women fall to No. 9 WashU, 2-0

WALTHAM, Mass. -- In the second game of a University Athletic Association doubleheader tonight, the Brandeis University women's soccer team dropped a 2-0 decision to ninth-ranked Washington University on Gordon Field.

Brandeis (7-6-3, 1-3-1 UAA) outshot their opponents, 15-13, but Washington's (12-2-1, 4-0-1 UAA) 7-5 edge in shots on net included the game's only two goals, with a pair of local products contributing. The Bears opened the scoring in the 34th minute. Senior midfielder Elyse Hanley (Westborough, Mass./Westborough) switched fields to sophomore back Natalie Callaghan (Wilmette, Ill./New Trier). Callaghan sent a ball on net from about 40 yards out the found the gap between Brandeis senior goalkeeper Hillary Rosenzweig (Boca Raton, Fla./Spanish River) and the crossbar for her second goal of the season.

Brandeis nearly got an equalizer about 20 minutes into the second half. A terrific cross from sophomore midfielder Mimi Theodore (Walpole, Mass./Walpole) spun just past the foot of junior forward Sofia Vallone (Westport, Conn./Staples), who was waiting in front of wide open net. Washington added an insurance goal in the 72nd minute. Bear junior midfielder Julie Tembunkiart (Bethesda, Md./Bethesda-Chevy Chase) ran down a ball on the end line. She was able to cross it to classmate Becca Heymann (Winchester, Mass./BB&N), who slipped it under a diving Rosenzweig for her fifth of the campaign.

Rookie Clara Jacques (Los Angeles, Calif./Harvard-Westlake) made four saves for the Bears, with junior Katy Southworth (St. Louis, Mo./MICDS) making one stop in the final five minutes of play. Rosenzweig suffered the loss despite five saves.

Brandeis is next in action with a double-header against the University of Chicago on Sunday, with the women at 11 a.m. and the men at 1:30 p.m. Washington travels to NYU the same time with the men playing first.

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