September 28, 2013

#17 women's soccer suffers second-straight road loss, 4-0, at Bowdoin

BRUNSWICK, Maine (taken from a Bowdoin press release) -- The 17th-ranked Brandeis women's soccer team lost its second straight road game today, falling to host Bowdoin College, 4-0, on Picard Field. Bowdoin improved to 5-1-1 with its fifth shutout of the season and third-straight win over the Judges. Brandeis falls to 6-2 overall.

Bowdoin netted its first goal of the game just 8:51 into the contest, as Kiersten Turner charged down the right side of the field towards the top of the 18-yard box and dished off a pass to Abby Einwag on the opposite side. Einwag chipped the ball past a charging Michelle Savuto (Ridgewood, N.J./Ridgewood) and connected with the right corner of the net. Turner and Einwag made an identical play at 18:50 to put the Polar Bears on top 2-0. Bowdoin held a slight 8-7 advantage in shots during the opening half, forcing Savuto to make two saves. Bridget McCarthy stopped four shots for Bowdoin to preserve the clean slate.

Turner scored a goal of her own less than two minutes into the second half. Beating a pair of defenders and drawing the goalie out of position, Turner capitalized on a one-on-one situation and buried Bowdoin's third goal of the game. Brandeis' best scoring opportunity came midway through the half as junior Sapir Edalati (Great Neck, N.Y./Great Neck South) released a shot that sailed towards the top of the net forcing McCarthy to make a punch clear that careened off the crossbar and rebounded back into the field of play. Bowdoin's fourth and final goal of the game came fifteen minutes into the half off the head of Molly Popolizio. Becky Stoneman lofted a free kick into the box where Popolozio connected to put Bowdoin on top 4-0.

McCarthy collected nine saves en route to a scoreless 68:29 of play, as Casey Krause came in to record 21:31 scoreless minutes. Savuto tallied four saves in net for the Judges as Katy Lehman (Houston, Texas/Cypress Creek) came in with six minutes to play and made a stop of her own. Bowdoin outshot Brandeis 18-15 with a 4-1 corner kick advantage. 

Brandeis and Bowdoin both return to action in a pair of home contests on October 1 as the Judges host Smith beginning at 7:00 PM and thePolar Bears face Southern Maine at 4:00 PM