Club Sports Roundup

Rowing Club

The Carnegie Mellon rowing club competed at the Murphy Cup in Philadelphia on March 25.
The women’s team placed second in the varsity lightweight race with a time of 8:19.93 and fourth in the novice lightweight race with a time of 8:41.18. The men placed fourth in the varsity pair race with a time of 8:26.42. The Tartans placed 11th overall out of 27 teams.
The team was back in Pittsburgh this weekend competing at the championship regatta for Division III club crew programs.


The Carnegie Mellon baseball team played a three-game series against the University of Pittsburgh this past weekend, taking the first game 3–2 but falling short the next two games 1–2 and 4–5 respectively.
In game one, first-year Ryan Woodring pitched six solid innings for the Tartans for the win. Senior Matt Corbett, first-year Billy Ratliff, and sophomore Jim Stedman provided Carnegie Mellon with its three runs.
The Tartans were defeated in the second game, 2–1. First-year Jon Coens pitched seven innings with six strike-outs and one walk. Carnegie Mellon’s solo run came with Woodring scoring off first-year Brian Tabata’s hit.
Game three turned out to be a heartbreaker for the Tartans, who gave up two unearned runs late in the ninth inning to lose the game.
The Tartans are back in action Wednesday at Robert Morris University and Saturday and Sunday in a three-game series against Kent State University.

Men’s Lacrosse

Carnegie Mellon’s lacrosse team pulled out a 14–13 win against Grove City College last Wednesday night at the Tartans’ last home game of the regular season. The weather was ideal and the game was a nail-biter, with Carnegie Mellon pulling out the win during the last minutes of the fourth quarter.
Carnegie Mellon jumped out with an early 3–2 lead after the end of the first quarter but could not hold on to the advantage as Grove City came back and led 6–4 at the end of the half. The Tartans’ dry spell resulted in only three shots and one goal during the second quarter. Carnegie Mellon was able to regain control of the play during the fourth quarter, score seven goals, and secure the come-from-behind victory.
Senior attacker Alex Knecht led the Tartans with an impressive six goals and one assist. Juniors Rick McMullen and Tomo Gibson and sophomore Zach Teeple each contributed a pair of goals. Sophomore midfielder Steven Blair added a goal and two assists. Junior midfielder Chris Denault added a solo goal, and senior midfielder Troy Cox added an assist to round out the Tartans’ offense.
Carnegie Mellon was back on the road on Saturday to play Hope College at Indiana University of Pennslyvania. Although Carnegie Mellon lacked offensive depth, with five players out of action for various health-related reasons, the team was still able to handily beat Hope 14–1. Knecht again led the Tartan scoring with five goals. Knecht was followed by Cox, who had three goals of his own. Blair and junior midfielder Chris Broglie each had a pair of goals and a pair of assists. Teeple contributed two goals and an assist and Denault had two assists. Senior goaltender Pete Lafave had 10 saves during the game.

Water Polo

This past Saturday and Sunday, the Carnegie Mellon water polo club hosted its annual spring invitational. Attended by the University of Pittsburgh, St. Mary’s College (Md.), West Point, Grove City College, Ohio University, Binghamton University, and the University of Toledo, each team played four games over the course of the two days. The Tartans fell to Toledo and Ohio University on Saturday but came back on Sunday to beat Binghamton and Grove City.
Carnegie Mellon’s top scorers were senior Daniel Sunday, who came away from the weekend with 12 goals, and graduate student Eugene Natali, who had six goals. Six of Sunday’s goals were scored during the game against rival Grove City. Senior Dave Rozner had three goals during the weekend, while sophomore Matt Eager, seniors Arun Ghosh and Carl Neimeyer, and first-years Nik White and Kate Edgar each contributed one goal to the tournament totals.