WALTHAM, Mass. – Senior All-American forward Juliette Carreiro (Upton, Mass./Nipmuc Regional) had a goal and an assist today as the Brandeis University women's soccer team overcame an early deficit with three unanswered goals to defeat visiting Johnson and Wales University on Gordon Field.
TEAM RECORDS AND RANKINGS
- Brandeis: 2-2-0, #21 in United Soccer Coaches national poll
- Johnson and Wales: 1-2-1, unranked
HOW IT HAPPENED
- The game was a closely contested affair in the first 25 minutes, and JWU finally broke in the ice in the 30th after the Judges committed a foul just outside the 18-yard penalty box. Though the PK was not awarded, the Wildcats surrounded the ball in misdirection, and Jordan Restivo's shot along the ground eluded Brandeis's wall and slipped inside the far left post.
- Brandeis's offensive was inspired, and the Judges answered in the 37th minute. Junior midfielder Charlotte TeKrony (Aldie, Va. / John Champe) played a terrific long ball down the left side to Carreiro. She chipped over the charging keeper to score the equalizer.
- With the score tied at the half, Brandeis came out on fire in the second. The Judges scored on the first shot of the stanza. Grad student Makenna Hunt (Tyngsboro, Mass./Tyngsboro) found junior Sydney Lenhart (Tucson, Ariz. / Salpointe Catholic) inside the box from the right flank. Lenhart took a couple of touches and fired the ball into the goal to give Brandeis the lead in the 51st minute.
- Restivo shot a ball into the side of the net in the 54th minute, but Brandeis continued to dominate, collecting two corners and five shots on goal in the 56th and 57th minutes. They finally broke through for an insurance goal in the 58th when grad student Bailey Cullen (Connellsvile, Pa. / Greensburg Central Catholic) converted Carreiro's cross to make it 3-1.
INSIDE THE BOX SCORE
- Brandeis outshot JWU, 14-10, including 11-7 in shots on goal.
- The Judges had 4-3 edge in corner kicks, including 3-0 in the second half.
- Judge sophomore Hannah Bassan (Aventura, Fla. / NSU University School) made six saves for her second win of the season.
- JWU's Carly McCrumb had six stops, and the Wildcat defense cleared two balls off the line during the Judges' second-half flurry.
BEYOND THE BOX SCORE
- Carreiro had her first three-point game of the season and the seventh of her career.
- She moved into 17th places on Brandeis's career points list with 53 and sixth on the career assist list with 17.
- Lenhart has both game-winning goals for the Judges this season and three total for her career.
- The Judges head to Clark University next Tuesday evening at 7 p.m.
- Johnson and Wales hosts Western Connecticut State tomorrow at noon.