2012 Brandeis Women's Soccer Headlines

January 30, 2014
2014 Brandeis Women's Soccer One Day Clinic!
Join the Judges on June 24, 2013, for some of the best instruction in New England! Click the headline for more information.

April 29, 2013
Announcing the 2013 Brandeis Athletics Department Award Winners
Ten accomplished student-athletes were honored at the department's annual banquet. Learn more here!

December 18, 2012
Women's Soccer has four named to UAA Silver Anniversary Team
Carmen Bumgarner ’91, Kristi Malen ’94, Pamela Vaughan ’90 and Kristin Woodcock ’97 were named the University Athletic Association's 25-Year teams.

December 7, 2012
Brandeis puts five on All-New England Soccer squads
Dara Spital and Alec Spivack were honored for the women and Joe Eisenbies, Sam Ocel and Lee Russo for the men.

December 5, 2012
Spital named third-team All-American
Sophomore Dara Spital is the fifth Brandeis women's soccer All-American after scoring game-winning goals in eight of the Judges' 16 wins.

November 18, 2012
Most successful season in women's soccer history comes to close with 2-0 loss in Elite Eight
The Judges surrendered an early goal to No. 10 Misericordia and could not overcome the deficit, as their campaign comes to a close with a 16-5-2 record.

November 17, 2012
One Step Away! Spital scores twice to lead women past Cortland State
With two first-half goals against Cortland State, sophomore Dara Spital has the Brandeis women's soccer team one win away from the Final Four. The Judges take on Misericordia for a berth in San Antonio.

November 16, 2012
Brandeis soccer coaches meet the camera
Ryan Scura of the Office of Communcations produced this terrific video featuring coaches Coven and Dallamora and Zoe Siegel of women's soccer in anticipation of the Sweet 16

November 15, 2012
On to the Sweet 16: Men's and Women's Soccer Preview
For the first time, both Brandeis soccer teams have advanced past the first weekend of NCAA tournament play. Learn more about their path here!

November 13, 2012
Fan buses available for Sweet 16 Soccer action!
If you want to follow the Judges to Amherst or Ithaca, the Department of Athletics can help. Click the headline for details!

November 11, 2012
Sweet 16 bound! Women blank Lasell, 3-0, to advance to second weekend of NCAA play
Six different players scored points, including the game-winner by Sapir Edalati in the 13th minute, as the Brandeis women defeated the Lasers for the second time this season. The Judges will face Cortland State in the third round Saturday at Ithaca.

November 10, 2012
Isaacson's overtime goal lifts Judges past Union in NCAA first-round action.
AMHERST, Mass. – Sara Isaacson scored two minutes into overtime to lift the Brandeis University women’s soccer team to a 2-1 triumph over Union College in NCAA first-round action Saturday at Hitchcock Field.

November 9, 2012
Spital, Spivack earn first- and second-team All-UAA honors
In addition to forward Dara Spital and midfielder/back Alec Spivack, both sophomores from Miami, the Judges' formidable defense was recognized with honorable mentions for backs Emma Eddy and Kelly Peterson.

November 5, 2012
Back to the Big Dance! Women's soccer earns at-large NCAA bid, will face Union on Nov. 10
The Judges finished with a 13-4-2 record and are back in the NCAA for the second time in three years. They will travel to Amherst, Mass., to take on Union College in the opening round on Nov. 10 at a time to be announced.

November 3, 2012
Spital leads women past NYU, 3-0, as Judges wrap regular season at 13-4-2
Dara Spital had a pair of first-half goals, giving her 12 for the season, as the Brandeis women won their final regular-season game over NYU. The Judges await their postseason fate on Monday!

October 28, 2012
Brandeis Women's Soccer falls to 21st-ranked Carnegie Mellon on Senior Day
After celebrating seniors Francine Kofinas and Zoe Siegel, the Judges fell 4-0 to the 21st-ranked Tartans

October 26, 2012
Brandeis Women's Soccer Breaks School Shutout Record while Blanking Top-Ranked Emory in a 0-0 2OT Draw
Behind strong efforts from senior goalie Francine Kofinas and sophomore keeper Michelle Savuto, the Judges held #1 Emory without a goal for the first time all year while earning the team's school-record 12th shutout this season

October 23, 2012
Women wrap non-conference slate with 3-1 win over Lasell
Rookie Mathilde Robinson's 63rd minute goal was the game-winner, the first of her career, and came on her birthday!

October 18, 2012
Spivack score stands up as women blank Lesley, 1-0, to tie shutout record
Sophomore Alec Spivack's 34th-minute free kick was the difference, while Francine Kofinas and Michelle Savuto each had one save in the Judges' 11th shutout of the season.

October 14, 2012
Late goal helps #5 WashU women upend #20 Judges, 2-1
Junior Kelly Peterson scored an equalizer early in the second half, but the Bears netted the game-winner in the 71st minute to hand the Judges a second-straight defeat.

October 12, 2012
Judges are on the road and on the web!
Soccer and volleyball are on the road for more UAA action this weekend. You can follow soccer on the road, check them out on NCAA.com and vote for the women for the Division III Game Of The Week!

October 12, 2012
#20 women fall to Chicago, 6-1
Sophomore Sapir Edalati scored the game's first tally, but the host Maroons came roaring back, scoring twice as many goals as the Judges had allowed all season. Brandeis falls to 10-2-1.

October 6, 2012
#22 Brandeis Women's Soccer Plays to a 0-0 Draw in a UAA Match versus Case Western Reserve
Thanks to great performances from senior goalie Francine Kofinas and sophomore keeper Michelle Savuto, the Judges played to a scoreless draw in a tough UAA contest at home

October 4, 2012
#22 women run record to 10-1 with 4-1 win over Babson
Three different players had four-point nights, helping the Judges get off to the best 11-game start in school history.

October 3, 2012
Brandeis soccer midseason review
With two ranked teams and 18 wins between them, let's check in with the Brandeis soccer teams with UAA play just underway!

October 2, 2012
Parts of South Street will be closed between Oct. 5 and 7
Because of construction at the Brandeis-Roberts commuter rail stop, traffic patterns to campus will be altered, affecting traffic for the Oct. 6 soccer matches against Case.

September 29, 2012
Defense suffocates UR as #20 women win another 1-0 contest
For the fourth straight game, one goal was enough as the Judges defeated the 'Jackets for the first time since 2003. Dara Spital's goal in the 80th minute was enough.

September 25, 2012
Savuto named UAA WSoccer Defensive Player of the Week
With the Judges off to one of the best starts in school history, sophomore Michelle Savuto's seven saves earned UAA accolades.

September 24, 2012
#24 women top Wellesley with third-straight 1-0 win
Rookie Holly Szafran scored her fourth goal of the season, in the 16th minute, and the Judges put up a clean sheet for the eighth time this season in topping the Blue.

September 21, 2012
#24 Brandeis Comes Away with a 1-0 Win at Bates
Thanks to a first half goal by rookie transfer Dara Spital, the 24th-ranked Judges earned a win at Bates.

September 18, 2012
#24 Brandeis women bounce back with 1-0 win over Gordon
Sophomore Dara Spital scored her fourth game-winner of the season as the Judges handed the Fighting Scots their first defeat.

September 18, 2012
Women's soccer vs. Gordon game time moved to 6 p.m.
Because of inclement weather and anticipated high winds later in the evening, the women's soccer match between 24th-ranked Brandeis and Gordon has been moved up an hour to 6 p.m.

September 15, 2012
Bowdoin hands #18 women first loss of season, 2-1
Despite a late goal by sophomore Sapir Edalati, the Polar Bears tallied once in each half to take home the win.

September 11, 2012
Russo, Spital claim UAA Athlete of the Week honors, Sept. 10
After leading their teams to five wins with nine goals between them. senior Lee Russo and sophomore Dara Spital won UAA Player of the Week honors for men's and women's soccer.

September 11, 2012
#18 women's soccer wins first game as a ranked team, 2-0, over BSU
Goals from Mary Shimko and Corinne Bortniker helped blank the Bears. With their 13th and 14th goals of the season, the Judges have already surpassed their scoring total from 2011.

September 11, 2012
Brandeis soccer teams both ranked in top 25
For the first time ever, the Brandeis men's and women's soccer teams are among the top 25 in the nation. The women enter the poll at #18, the men are #20.

September 8, 2012
Spital strikes again with two goals as Judges upset #23 Springfield, 2-0
Sophomore transfer Dara Spital scored her fourth and fifth goals of the season overall, and the third game-winner of the campaign, as the Brandeis women posted their fourth-straight shutout.

September 5, 2012
Spital, Szafran score twice to lead Judges past RWU, 4-0
The two newcomers both scored a goal in each half and are now tied for the team lead with three goals a piece.

September 4, 2012
Sep. 5 Women's soccer game moved to 4 p.m.
Because of academic conflicts, the Brandeis women's soccer match against Roger Williams University, originally scheduled for 4:30 p.m., has been moved up to 4 p.m.

September 1, 2012
Women roar past Clark, 5-0, behind Shimko and Spital
Junior midfielder Mary Shimko had a two goals, while sophomore forward Dara Spital contributed three assists as the Judges improved to 2-0 with a convincing road win over the Cougars.

August 31, 2012
Spital tallies lone goal as women's soccer wins at MIT, 1-0
The Brandeis women had a strong performance on the road to open the 2012 season, defeating MIT, 1-0. Sophomore transfer Dara Spital scored the game's only goal in the 53rd minute.

August 30, 2012
Fall sports are underway this weekend. Here's what to watch for!
The 2012-13 season is ready to roll! The three team sports all play on back-to-back days, while women's cross country gets their first tune-up at Weston High School.