The Justice: October 19, 1999

By Rajat Chopra

The Brandeis lacrosse club ended its fall season Sunday in grand fashion, defeating Division II Merrimack College, 7-4.
It was the farewell game for club founder Debbie Olstein '99, who began lacrosse at the school in the spring of 1999 and who will graduate in the winter.

Olstein scored four games in her final game while Marianna Zilberman '03 had three goals. Jenny Illes '02 had eight saves for Brandeis.

That was the only win of the three-game fall season for Brandeis. The club lost both games of a doubleheader against two club teams on Oct. 2. Yale University outlasted Brandeis 13-11 while the University of Rhode Island (URI) took an 11-6 victory.

Against Yale, the combination of Olstein and Zilberman was effective once again as the two combined for 10 goals.

Tri-captain Jordy Fishman '00, who was abroad last spring semester, scored the only other goal for Brandeis.

There was more of a balanced scoring attack against URI. Olstein had three goals while Zilberman, Christina Ho '02 and tri-captain Josie Broussard '02 each netted one goal.

The club's main season is the spring and the fall is used as time to prepare for the spring campaign which players say they hope will lead to a better record.

"There's a lot of talent from the freshman class, so that will be good for the spring," Broussard said.

The club will be losing several players next semester who will be abroad.

However, tri-captain Dani Louccheim '01 said, "since we've started in general, each season we've improved, each semester more people have become interested."

The club has few seniors, Louccheim added, as it just recently came into existence. The upperclassmen, however, have provided examples to the newcomers, many of whom had never played lacrosse before.

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