Men’s soccer loses its first UAA game 1–0
The Carnegie Mellon men’s soccer team lost its first University Athletic Association (UAA) game of the season on Sunday afternoon against New York University (NYU) by a score of 1–0.
Earlier in the road trip, the Tartans defeated Brandeis University 2–0 in another UAA contest.
Carnegie Mellon, ranked 16th in the D3kicks.com top-25 poll, had their hands full with the 15th-ranked Violets on Sunday. The Violets held a huge advantage in the shot department, taking 19 shots compared to only four from Carnegie Mellon. The game was tied at zero at halftime, but in the 64th minute NYU midfielder Jeritt Thayer scored the game’s only goal on a penalty kick that went past Tartan sophomore goalkeeper Matthew Bazin.
The loss at NYU puts the Tartans at 10–3 overall and 3–1 in the UAA. This loss snaps the team’s five-game winning streak and marks only the second time they have been shut out all season.
Prior to traveling to New York, the Tartans visited Waltham, Mass., to battle the Brandeis Judges on Friday night. The Tartans, thanks to the Browne brothers, prevailed 2–0 over Brandeis. Senior forward Jonathan Browne and first-year midfielder Ryan Browne each scored a goal in the win.
Only 87 seconds into the game, Ryan Browne one-timed a pass from brother Jonathan into the goal for his fourth goal of the season.
In the 52nd minute, Jonathan Browne added a goal of his own with senior midfielders Sean Filipovitz and Will
Schlough having assists on the play. Filipovitz’s corner kick went to Schlough, who headed it to Browne. Browne then headed the ball past the Brandeis goalkeeper into the net for his fifth goal of the season.
Bazin made four saves in the win against Brandeis and stopped nine shots against NYU.
“Our goals all season have been to perform well in all of our conference games, all of our non-conference games, and hopefully win conference, and show well in the tournament — nothing short of that,” senior forward Andrew Park said.
This loss hurts the Tartans’ chances for the UAA championship, but if they can win their final three UAA games and NYU loses to either the University of Chicago, Washington (Mo.) University, or Brandeis in the upcoming weeks, the Tartans will be back atop the UAA.
The Tartans do not play again until Friday, October 27, when they face off against UAA opponent Case Western Reserve University at 7:30 p.m. This game is the beginning of a three-game home stretch for the team that will conclude with the final game of the regular season on November 5 against Emory University.