Nationally Ranked Brandeis Edges Women's Soccer, 1-0

Match recap courtesy of Brandeis University

Sarah Pykkonen had one of Tufts' two shots on goal

WALTHAM - The No. 12 NSCAA / No. 13 Brandeis University women's soccer team matched the 2003 squad for the best start in school history, at 9-0-0, with a 1-0 win over Tufts University at Gordon Field Saturday afternoon.

It was the sixth consecutive shutout for the Judges, who are also approaching their all-time longest winning streak of 11, set last season.

The lone goal came in the 56th minute off the left foot of junior Cidney Moscovitch, from a beautiful lead pass by senior Holly Szafran. Szafran played the ball from midfield into the box, and Moscovitch flicked it just past the keeper and into the right corner. It was her third goal of the season, all game-winners. 

Judges junior goalkeeper Alexis Grossman recorded two saves for her eighth win and fifth shutout. Freshman Emily Bowers had five stops in net for the Jumbos, who fell to 2-4-0.

Brandeis finished the match with a 17-5 advantage in shots, as well as a 5-2 disadvantage in shots on goal, and a 4-3 edge in corner kicks.

Tufts plays non-conference action at local rival MIT on Tuesday at 4 pm. The Judges return to action Tuesday at home versus Wellesley College at 7 pm.