Senior midfielder Margaret Beck powered the Tartans past Mount Union with two goals as the women?s soccer team registered a 4?0 shutout against Mount Union College. It was the team?s sixth shutout of the year and it improves their record to 6?0?1 as
non-division play winds down. The win came after a 1?0 blanking
of Frostburg State Wednesday night.
In the first game, senior forward Nadya Yaghoubi scored what turned out to be the deciding goal only 15 minutes into the half. The goal came off a crisp one-timer pass from junior Megan Hughes as Yaghoubi beat Frostburg goalie Molly Whyte with a rocket to the right side of the net. This would be the one mistake Whyte would make, as she would record ten saves on the night and turn away
many of the Tartans? offensive attempts. Much of the game was spent near the Frostburg goal, as Carnegie Mellon outshot their opponents 17?6. Tartan goalie Mary Ashe, a first-year, made four saves to record the shutout.
The Carnegie Mellon offense
was more potent in the second game of the week, tallying four goals against Mount Union.
Despite a slow start in which the Tartans were shut out in the first half, the team roared back in the second with Beck?s first goal coming just seven minutes into the period. Beck connected again for her third goal of the season 15 minutes later. First-year Abigail Coffin, the team?s leading scorer, made the score 3?0 minutes later. Coffin capitalized, tapping a slow roller into an empty net as midfielder Jessica Howard put a header past the Mount Union keeper.
First-year Laura Steidel finished the scoring for the Tartans, tapping in a header from a corner kick by Kasey Stever. The team?s four goals all came within 25 minutes of each other. First-year Mary Ashe made two saves in the shutout.
The team will host Allegheny College at home
September 27 before beginning their UAA conference schedule. They face the University of Chicago at home October 2 before traveling to Washington University in Saint Louis October 9.