2013 Brandeis Women's Soccer News

April 30, 2014
Announcing the 2014 Brandeis Department of Athletics Award Winners
On Wednesday, April 30, Director of Athletics Sheryl Sousa '90 handed out the department's annual end-of-season awards.

December 5, 2013
Spital, Spivack earn All-New England honors, women's soccer team named NSCAA All-Academic
Juniors Dara Spital, a forward, and Alec Spivack, a back, were NSCAA All-Region selections for the second year in a row. With a 3.0 team GPA, the Judges were All-Academic for the fourth year in a row.

November 16, 2013
Six from women's soccer named to All-UAA team
Backs Kelly Peterson and Alec Spivack were second-team All-Association selections, while Haley Schachter, Michelle Savuto, Melissa Darling and Dara Spital were honorable mentions.

November 13, 2013
In a dramatic finish, women's soccer falls to Castleton State in ECAC Quarters
Melissa Darling had two assists in a game that saw three goals in the final five minutes and dramatic PKs. The Judges and Spartans tied 2-2 in regulation and OT before the visitors won, 5-4, in the seventh round of penalties.

November 11, 2013
Women's soccer headed back to postseason with ECAC second seed
The 10-6-2 Judges will meet 13-8-1 Castleton State on Wednesday at 7 p.m. Brandeis is making its 10th postseason appearance in 11 seasons.

November 9, 2013
Women’s Soccer Rallies Past NYU on Senior Day, 2-1
Free kick goals by seniors Kelly Peterson and Madeline Stein earned the Judges a come-from-behind, 2-1 victory against the Violets on Saturday.

November 3, 2013
Brandeis battles Chicago to 1-1 draw at home
The Judges used a Melissa Darling goal to earn a 1-1 draw against the Chicago Maroons at Gordon Field on Sunday.

November 1, 2013
Soccer places four on Capital One Academic All-District teams
Ben Applefield and Sam Ocel were honored for the men; Kelly Peterson and Michelle Savuto for the women. All four will be eligible for Academic All-America honors to be announced later this month.

November 1, 2013
Late tallies help top-ranked WashU pull away from women, 3-0
The Bears scored late in the first half and twice more late in the second to hand the Judges a UAA loss. Holly Szafran nearly equalized for Brandeis, but the visitors added their insurance goals shortly after.

October 24, 2013
Brandeis women fall in overtime against UMass Boston, 2-1
Despite a long range strike by Sapir Edalati, the Brandeis women lost another heartbreaker in overtime.

October 20, 2013
Judges fall 3-0 on the road to #7 Emory University
The women's soccer team struggled to find the net against one of the top defensive teams in the country, falling 3-0 at Emory.

October 18, 2013
Women's soccer bows to Carnegie Mellon, 1-0, in OT
The Judges battled the No. 17 Tartans to a scoreless draw in regulation, but were undone by a penalty kick in the first overtime session.

October 16, 2013
Savuto named UAA Women's Soccer Defensive Player of the Week
Junior goalkeeper Michelle Savuto was named the UAA athlete of the week for her work in the net against Eastern Nazarene and Rochester.

October 12, 2013
Brandeis Women's Soccer Fights to Scoreless Draw vs Rochester
Junior netminder Michelle Savuto recorded her ninth shutout of the season as the Judges tied with the Yellowjackets on Gordon Field.

October 8, 2013
Spital, Savuto Propel Judges to Third Straight Shutout Against Eastern Nazarene
Junior netminder Michelle Savuto stopped four shots for her eighth clean sheet of the season while classmate forward Dara Spital added a goal and an assist in the 2-0 victory.

October 5, 2013
Women's soccer overcomes elements, Spartans for 1-0 win in UAA opener
Melissa Darling scored with just over 11 minutes to go in a game twice delayed by lightning to give the Brandeis women a key road conference victory.

October 1, 2013
Brandeis Women's Soccer Blanks Smith 1-0 on Gordon Field
Junior forward Dara Spital's team-leading ninth goal of the year gave the Judges a shutout victory over the Pioneers.

September 28, 2013
#17 women's soccer suffers second-straight road loss, 4-0, at Bowdoin
The Brandeis women's soccer team surrendered a goal for only the third time all season as they fell to the host Polar Bears. Sapir Edalati had a chance to score in the second half, but hit the crossbar.

September 24, 2013
Spital matches career-high with five points in 3-0 win for #16 women over Wellesley
Dara Spital had the first and last goals, and an assist in between, to pace the Judges. Rookie back Jessica Morana assisted both of Spital's goals for her first two collegiate points.

September 18, 2013
#8 women's soccer stunned at Gordon, 3-2
Despite the first goal of the season from Kelly Peterson and the fifth from Dara Spital, the host Scots scored in the 81st minute to hand the Judges their first loss of the season.

September 17, 2013
Edalati, Savuto named UAA Players of the Week, Sept. 17
After beating their opponents by a combined 6-0 score, the Judges earned the program's third and fourth University Athletic Association honors of the season.

September 15, 2013
Six different players score points as #10 women down Bates, 3-0
The Judges scored with 10 minutes remaining in the first half, and added two insurance goals in a three-minute span to top the visiting Bobcats. Reserves Melissa Darling and Cidney Moscovich combined for the game-winner.

September 10, 2013
Edalati, Graffy named UAA Soccer Athletes of the Week, Sept. 10
Sapir Edalati scored twice against Lasell, including the OT game-winner, while Joe Graffy made seven saves for his first career shutout.

September 10, 2013
Savuto, Edalati lead #10 women to 3-0 win over Bridgewater State
In their first regular-season game as a Top 10 team, the Brandeis women blanked Bridgewater State University. Junior Michelle Savuto had a career-high nine saves, while classmate Sapir Edalati scored twice for the second game in a row.

September 7, 2013
Edalati leads #12 women past Lasell in OT, 3-2
Junior forward Sapir Edalati scored less than a minute into overtime as the Brandeis women outlasted their neighbors in an NCAA tournament rematch.

September 4, 2013
Spital claims UAA Player of the Week honors, Sept. 3
For the third time in her career, junior Dara Spital of Miami, Fla., of the Brandeis women's soccer team was recognized by the University Athletic Association.

September 1, 2013
Szafran's six-point day leads #12 women's soccer past Clark, 6-0
Sophomore Holly Szafran led the Brandeis women to victory with two goals and two assists, including some nifty passing on the game-winning goal by Dara Spital, who had five points of her own.

August 30, 2013
Spital leads #12 women's soccer in top 25 showdown with #15 MIT
Junior All-American Dara Spital scored the game's only goal on a rocket of a shot in the 21st minute. It was her 15th career goal and ninth game-winner.

August 13, 2013
Brandeis soccer teams each ranked #12 in preseason by NSCAA
Coming off two of the most successful seasons in decades, the Brandeis women's and men's soccer teams with both enter the 2013 campaign ranked 12th in Division III by the NSCAA.

July 19, 2013
Brandeis Athletics announces 2013 Hall of Fame Class
Two teams and six distinguished individuals will join the Joseph M. Linsey Brandeis Athletics Hall of Fame on October 12. This will be the 20th anniversary of the Hall and the 15th induction class.