Sept. 3, 2005
Brandeis Sports Information
WALTHAM, Mass. - In a historic contest on several fronts, the Brandeis University women's soccer team defeated visiting MIT in the season-opener, 3-0. Played as the first game on the Judges newly-renovated Gordon Field, Brandeis head coach Denise Dallamora spoiled Krista Fulton's debut with the Cardinal and Gray en route to her 200th career victory.
Brandeis (1-0) opened the scoring in the 33rd minute when sophomore midfield Lizzie Bremner sent a long ball from beyond midfield. Senior co-captain Lauren Gregor collected it, dribbled and deposited the ball past MIT junior keeper Kat Vater. That was the only goal of a first half despite a dominating performance by the Brandeis offense that resulted in an 18-2 shot advantage.
The Engineers (0-1) opened the second half strong, getting two quick corner kicks and three early shots, but sophomore goalie Betsey Medow made her only save of the game and the Brandeis defense helped weather the storm. The Judges gained some breathing room in the 64th minute when junior back Brittany Douglass struck a shot that went off the crossbar. It deflected right to sophomore Nicky Guertin, who pounced on the rebound to register her first career goal.
Brandeis closed out the scoring in 67th minute when Gregor calmly netted a penalty kick for her fourth career multi-goal game. The Judges were awarded the kick following an MIT foul on a breakaway.
Vater made 10 saves in the losing effort for MIT, while Medow had just the one stop to record a shutout in her first career start.