There was a phenomenal match at Farris Stadium as Brandeis continued their impressive girls’ varsity soccer district form with a big win. 12 goals were scored in the match as Brandies managed a 9-3 win over Taft to secure their 10th win of the season.
The first half was actually a tight match as the two sides fought for the control of the match early on. In the first half neither side really got control, but the Broncos really took over in the second half with two players, Marissa Arias and Mia Salas both scoring hat-tricks to win the match for the Broncos.
Brandeis did manage to open the scoring with senior midfielder Diana Gasaway opening the scoring through with a nice finish. She was played through by junior midfielder Samantha Palomino which set up a nice finish.
Taft were able to pull a goal back midway through the half with their main star senior midfielder Claire Zepeda getting them back on level terms. The assist came from junior midfielder Ashley Avila who set up Zepeda with a perfect ball.
The final goal of the half came from Brandeis as the two players involved in the previous goal changed their roles. This time it was Palominio scoring the goal as Gasaway set her up for the finish, making it 2-1 at the half, with the match in the balance.
But it did not take very long for Brandeis to take charge of the match with Gasaway managing another assist. Gasaway was able to turn and set up senior midfielder Ciera Fuentes who buried the chance.
Following that goal the Broncos continued to attack and they got their two goal buffer shortly afterward. Junior midfielder Victoria Villasenor was able to set up sophomore midfielder Arias who scored her first goal and Brandeis’ fourth.
The two main goal scorers for the second half worked on their own to score the next two goals pushing the score out to 6-1. Salas scored her first of the day before Arias sealed her brace to all but seal the match.
Now five goals down Brandeis pushed and were able to score another goal as they tried to get back in to the match. Junior midfielder Ashley Epley was able to send a ball in to the box for freshman midfielder Adrianna Hutson to cut the gap to three.
That goal was only a temporary stay as Salas scored again to make it 7-2, sealing her brace. That was then quickly followed by two goals to Arias and Salas wrapping up their hat-tricks before a consolation goal to Zepeda for the final score of 9-3.