Sports in Brief
The women?s basketball team lost their season opener to Johns Hopkins on Saturday night 45?42. Down by seven points with just under 10 minutes to play, the Tartans fought back to tie the score at 40 on a Rachel Roll jumper with 2:35 remaining in regulation. A three-pointer by senior Katie O?Malley on the next possession was the difference in the game. The first-year tandem of Stacie Aleski and Gemma Easterling scored 30 of the team?s 42 points. Julie Miller was Hopkins? leading scorer with 13 points.
In the third-place game, Carnegie Mellon fell to York College 62?51. Senior Dava Sommermyer led the team with 12 points and six rebounds. First-years Roll and Ashley Rothwell each recorded double-digit rebounds, totaling 13 and 11 respectively. Aleski chipped in seven points off the bench.
The men?s and women?s tennis teams were each awarded their highest-ever national rankings in the winter preseason poll released last week. The Tartan men are ranked 22nd in the country, and the CMU women are ranked 12th. The accolades come a year after both teams qualified for the NCAA tournament together for the first time in school history. The teams begin the bulk of their seasons in the spring.
The men?s soccer team was awarded for its NCAA appearance this year with six selections to the all-UAA team. CMU?s career scoring-leader, Jonathan Browne, was named to the first team, while Daniel Mastalski, Sean Filipovitz, and goalkeeper Mathew Bazin were named to the second team. Andrew Park and Matt Wilkinson were honorable mention picks. The Tartans were knocked out of the NCAA tournament in the first-round by Fredonia State.
The women?s soccer team also garnered six all-UAA selections. Amanda Rose was named to the first team, Lisa Pascoli and Nadya Yaghoubi were second-team selections, and Hallie Dumont and Mollie Salpeter were honorable mention choices. The Tartans narrowly missed the NCAA tournament, but won the ECAC championship with a 1?0 win over Gettysburg University in double overtime.