The Berkeley College women's soccer team dropped its final match of 2015 on Wednesday evening, falling to the Yeshiva University Maccabees by a score of 12-0 in a contest played at Riverside County Park South in North Arlington, NJ. With the defeat, the Knights finalized their season at 0-6, while Yeshiva improved its record to 2-11.
Yeshiva University set the tone for the evening early when Merav Saden Barach received a beautiful lead pass from Jennifer Shamsian and blasted the ball into the net at 3:45 to give her team a 1-0 advantage. Later – at the 18:46 mark – Barach struck again, blasting a ball off the hands of Knights netminder Emilia Ohrberg and into the net to make it 2-0 in favor the Maccabees. Yeshiva would notch three more goals in the opening session – one apiece from Shamsian (unassisted at 21:13), Natasha Bassalian (unassisted at 24:27) and Kinneret Braun (from Shamsian) at 41:16. At the half, the Maccabees led the Knights by a score of 5-0.
In the second session, Yeshiva continued to produce offense, as just 3:21 into the period, Bassalian netted an unassisted goal to push the Maccabees' lead to six goals at 6-0. Later – at 58:28 – Barach would score her third goal of the evening to put Yeshiva in front 7-0. The Maccabees would tack on five more goals (two from Temima Kanarfogel, and one apiece from Erin Potasnick, Rita Gordon, and Sophia Blumen) to account for the 12-0 final score.
The Maccabees out-shot the Knights by a count of 36-7, while also attempting five corner kicks compared to one for Berkeley. Ohrberg stopped eight shots for the Knights in goal, while Yeshiva University's Annie Jaffe made three saves in recording a shutout.