Club Sports Roundup

Rowing Club

On Saturday, the Carnegie Mellon crew team hosted the third annual Valentine’s Day Heart Attack 2k Erg Race in Wiegand Gym in the University Center. The University of Pittsburgh won the event with 86 points, followed by Duquesne University (25 points), and John Carroll University (23 points).

For the Tartans, sophomore Danielle Millet won the novice lightweight women’s event with a time of 7:47.70 and senior Stefanie Sydlik took third in the lightweight women’s event with a time of 7:42.00. The men’s ‘A’ relay team also took third with a time of 9:32.00.

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Men’s Volleyball

In a best-three-out-of-five game setup, the men’s club volleyball team swept Geneva College 3–0 on Saturday afternoon in Skibo Gym. Carnegie Mellon won the first game with a score of 25–17. The team won the second game with a score of 25–19, and the third game with a score of 25–15.

Outside hitter Claudio Wolter led the Tartans with 14 kills, followed by outside hitter Kevin Bowers (nine kills) and middle hitter Rodrigo Corbari (seven kills). Setter Andrew Weist had five service aces and right-side hitter Nick Zamora had four block kills for the Tartans.

Ice Hockey

The club ice hockey team lost to Bucknell University 10–2 in an exhibition game on Saturday evening. The loss marked the Tartans’ last home game of the season.

Carnegie Mellon fell behind 1–0 early in the first period, before sophomore defenseman Diego Taccioli scored on a power-play rush to even the score. First-year forward Rorry Brenner gave the Tartans a 2–1 lead when his wrist shot from the right face-off circle hit the net. Bucknell took control of the game from that point on, scoring nine more goals, and leaving the Tartans empty-handed for the rest of the game.

The Tartans will play in the first round of the College Hockey Association playoffs on Friday night at Hilbert College in Hamburg, N.Y.