Sept. 1, 2007
WESTON, Mass. - Brandeis University senior midfielder Sarah Jasak scored two goals and assisted on a third as the Judges defeated visiting MIT, 3-2, in the season opeber for both teams, at Gordon Field.
MIT (0-1) scored its first goal of the campaign in the fourth minute of Saturday's match as senior forward Amy Ludlum knocked home a pass that rookie Erica Little chipped by a defender deep in the back.
Brandeis (1-0) evened the score in the 26th minute when Jasak fed senior reserve forward Tzlil Castel, who chipped the ball over the outstretched arms of netminder Stephanie Brenman. At halftime, the score remained knotted at 1-1 despite a 13-3 shot advantage for Brandeis.
In the second half, Ludlum gave the Engineers the lead just over eight minutes in. Supplying her second goal of the tilt, the reigning NEWMAC Player of the Year rocketed a feed from sophomore midfielder Katie Pesce to the far side of the net.
Brandeis answered with another equalizer just seven minutes later. Sophomore forward Melissa Gorenkoff took a free kick from 40 yards out that Jasak collected and knocked home for her first goal of the game. The Judges added the game-winner with less than five minutes remaining in regulation on another free kick. Senior Lizzie Bremner slotted a pass beyond the edge of an MIT wall, allowing Jasak to break free alone on the goal and enabling the Judges to secure the come-from-behind victory.
Despite the losing effort, Brenman made a fine showing in net for MIT, making 12 saves, including eight in the second half. Sophomore Hilary Rosenzweig had one stop en route to the victory for the Judges. Brandeis outshot MIT, 28-8, and owned a 7-2 advantage in corner kicks.