WALTHAM, Mass. – Five different players scored goals and two others registered assists Tuesday afternoon as the Brandeis University women’s soccer team defeated visiting Plymouth State University, 6-1, on Gordon Field.
Brandeis (12-3), ranked fifth in New England, won its final non-conference game of the season in commanding fashion. Sophomore forward Lisa Kaplin (Armonk, N.Y.) was involved in three goals, opening the scoring in the 11th minute when she knocked home a rebound of her own shot. She added assists on the Judges’ third and fifth goals. Kaplin now has 10 goals this season to lead the team.
The winning goal came off the foot of junior midfielder Rachel Koffman (Andover, Mass.), who one-timed home a perfect service from rookie Lizzie Bremner (San Rafael, Cal.) in the 14th minute. Junior forward Lauren Gregor (Holliston, Mass.) scored Brandeis’ next two goals in the 23rd and 31st minutes, her eighth and ninth of the year. It marked Gregor’s second-straight two-goal game. Junior midfielder Jillian Peo (Stow, Mass.) blasted home the fifth goal of the first half for Brandeis in the 33rd minute.
Plymouth State (6-8-1) ended the Judges’ bid for a shutout four minutes into the second half when sophomore reserve forward Kara Arnold (Wolfeboro, N.H.) sent a long free kick just under the crossbar for her first goal of the season.
Rookie Amy King (Merrimack, N.H.) sent a ball on net in the 63rd minute that slipped through the goalkeeper’s hands to close out the scoring for Brandeis.
Brandeis goalies Natasha Pieciak (Three Rivers, Conn.) and Kirsten Tracy (Pomfret, Conn.) each played one half in goal, with neither having to make a save. For PSU, junior Hayley Quinones (Waitsfield, Vt.) made five saves in the first half, while classmate Beth McAloon (Bedford, N.H.) had four stops in the second.
Brandeis faces University Athletic Association (UAA) rival Emory University at home on Friday at 11 a.m., while Plymouth State closes out its regular season at home against Little East foe Rhode Island College on Saturday at 2 p.m.
(Courtesy of Brandeis Sports Information)
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