Women’s Soccer Falls to Brandeis 4-0, Rebounds to Defeat Simmons College

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Midfielder Lauren R. Hernley ’11 holds off Allie Megna of Simmons College in Wednesday’s non-conference match. The MIT Engineers won 1-0.
Vincent Auyeung—The Tech

CORRECTION TO THIS ARTICLE: The Sept. 5, 2008 sports article “Women’s Soccer Falls to Brandeis 4-0, Rebounds to Defeat Simmons College” was incorrectly attributed. The article was actually written by DAPER staff member James Kramer, not Mindy Brauer.

MIT earned its first win of the campaign with a 1-0 decision over Simmons College. Edith R. Reshef ’11 provided the lone marker in Wednesday’s non-conference match as the Engineers rebounded from their 4-0 defeat by Brandeis University on Saturday.

Saturday’s match marked the Brandeis Judges’ second straight season-opening win over MIT. Izabella Miranda tallied a goal and an assist coming off the bench for the Judges, while MIT’s Stephanie V. Brenman ’09 collected three saves for the Engineers.

The Engineers welcomed back forward Jean E. Theurer ’10, who missed the season-opener recovering from illness. Theurer’s impact was immediate as she generated three scoring chances in the first 10 minutes of the game. Her first opportunity at the net came on a break-away attempt just four minutes into the match, but Theurer’s shot from 10 yards out hit the top of the cross bar. Simmons keeper Rachel Elliot made two strong saves in the same stretch to keep the Engineers off the board.

MIT controlled the play for most of the contest, outshooting the Sharks 12-3. After a scoreless first half, the Engineers put a score on the board early in the second half. Separating from the Simmons defense, Theurer sprinted toward the goal from the right side of the post before sliding the ball over to Reshef, who tapped in the eventual game-winner in the 50th minute.

MIT’s defense yielded zero shots in the second half while senior Brenman collected three saves en route to the shutout. Elliot stopped seven shots in a losing effort for Simmons.