WALTHAM, Mass. -- The Babson College women's soccer team suffered its first loss of the season on Saturday, falling to host Brandeis University, 4-0, on day one of the 2010 Brandeis Invitational. with the defeat, the Beavers saw their record drop to 1-1 on the season.
The Judges controlled the game from the start, mounting a 9-1 shot advantage in the first half en route to a 16-5 advantage for the contest. Brandeis netted its first goal when Sofia Vallone tallied an unassisted goal at 20:48, and Hilary Andrews added an unassisted score of her own to make it 2-0 at 35:48. Vallone then scored her second of the day at 53:04, and Allison Maresca struck off an assist from Taryn Martiniello just over two minutes later to finish off the 4-0 win.
Senior captain Kristy Benoit (Shrewsbury, Mass.) went the distance in net for the Beavers, making three saves.
Babson returns to action on day two of the tournament, as they face Ithaca College, ranked eighth in the nation at the end of last season, on Sunday at 1:30 p.m. at Brandeis.