WALTHAM, Massachusetts — The Brandeis University women's soccer team won their fifth shutout in a row to start the season today as the Judges held visiting UMass Boston without a shot in a 3-0 victory. The Judges improve to 5-0 overall, the Beacons fall to 0-4. The Judges are ranked #13 in Division III by the NSCAA and #15 by D3soccer.com.
HOW IT HAPPENED
- The Judges opened the scoring in the 22nd minute. On a ball that made its way through the box, senior Cidney Moscovitch (Coral Springs, Florida/Coral Glades) got her head on it at the far left post. She sent it off the post and in for her first goal of the season.
- In the 25th minute, sophomore back Hannah Maatallah (Wilton, Connecticut/Wilton) notched her second goal of the season. She rifled a high shot from the top of the 18-yard box at the left corner and found the right side of the netting over a leaping Beacon netminder.
- Junior Samantha Schwartz (Highland Park, Illinois./Highland Park) closed out the scoring in the 57th minute. After a miscommunication in the UMB backfield, Schwartz picked up a loose ball about 30 yards from net. With the opposing goalie well off her line, Schwartz fired the ball into the open net.
INSIDE THE BOX SCORE
- The goals were the 11th of the career for both Moscovitch and Schwartz.
- Maatallah's scored the fourth of her career.
- UMass Boston sophomore Alyssa Fugiel (Easthampton, Massachusetts/Easthampton) made 11 saves in the loss.
- Brandeis senior Alexis Grossman (Syosset, New York/Syosset) played the first 77 minutes in net for the Judges, while rookie Victoria Richardson (Tolland, Connecticut/Tolland) played the final 13 in her collegiate debut.
- Brandeis had a 28-0 shot advantage on UMass Boston. It was the second-straight game the Judges held their opponents shotless.
- Brandeis has won their first five games of the season for the fourth time in the last five campaigns. They won their first nine in a row last year.
- The Judges' record for consecutive shutouts is eight in a row, set in the 2007-08 seasons and matched in 2014.
- Brandeis improves to 4-1 all-time against UMass Boston.
- Brandeis plays host to Eastern Connecticut State University on Tuesday night at 7 p.m.
- UMass Boston is at Emerson at 6 p.m. the same evening.