WALTHAM, Mass.—For the second-consecutive season, #13/15 Brandeis University proved too much for UMass Boston women's soccer at Gordon Field.
#13/15 Brandeis 3, UMass Boston 0
(UMass Boston 0-4-0)
HOW IT HAPPENED
Despite a tremendous 11-save outing from sophomore Alyssa Fugiel (Easthampton, Mass.), the Beacons couldn't keep up with the nationally-ranked Judges.
Brandeis posted their fifth-consecutive shutout to start the season and held a dominant 28-0 edge in shots.
Cidney Moscovitch, Hannah Maatallah and Samantha Schwartz each scored for the Judges in the victory.
Alexis Grossman earned the victory in net for Brandeis despite not seeing a shot in 77 minutes of action.
After Fugiel was able to keep Brandeis off the board for the opening 21 minutes, the Judges took control of the game by scoring twice in a 3-minute span.
Moscovitch opened the scoring with a header off the post at 21:57 and Maatallah followed at 24:19 with a high shot that landed just inside the far right post.
Brandeis tacked on their third goal thanks to a Beacons' turnover in their own end, as Schwartz was able to blast a shot home from distance with Fugiel scrambling to get back to the net at 56:08.
BY THE NUMBERS
- Brandeis held identical 14-0 edges in corner kicks and shots on goal.
- The Judges improved to 2-3 all-time against the Beacons, with shutout wins in each of the past two seasons.
- Freshman Madi Byrom (Leominster, Mass.) made her first collegiate start in the loss, while sophomore transfer Maggie Flowers (Plymouth, Mass.) made her Beacons debut.
- Fugiel has now stopped at least 11 shots in three out of four games this season.
UMass Boston will start a busy three-game stretch on Tuesday night, when they travel to Emerson College at 6 p.m. The Beacons will be playing three games in five days, with the first two coming on the road.