The Carnegie Mellon football team concluded this year’s season at home with a 28–21 victory over the University of Chicago Maroons last Saturday at Gesling Stadium. The win put the Tartans at 5–5 for the season, continuing the 34-year streak of non-losing seasons.
Carnegie Mellon men’s soccer finished its season this weekend, falling to Ohio Wesleyan University after advancing to the second round of the NCAA tournament. The Tartans rolled over first round opponent Calvin College with a score of 3–0 before falling 3–0 to OWU.
With a notable college soccer career behind her, Sarah DeWath shares her favorite elements of the game and life as a senior at Carnegie Mellon with The Tartan.
Carnegie Mellon volleyball came away with its first NCAA tournament win Thursday against Mount Lebanon Valley College, 3–0. However, the Tartans’ next opponent, top-ranked Juniata College, knocked Carnegie Mellon out of the tournament 3–0.
Last Saturday, the Carnegie Mellon cross country team traveled to Waynesburg University to compete in the much-anticipated NCAA Mideast Regional Meet. Despite the rainy and muddy conditions, the men’s team won first place overall out of 43 teams with 37 points. This was their first Mideast Regional win since 1998 and third overall in school history. The women’s team also collectively put up a solid effort, finishing 11th out of 44 teams with 340 points while Johns Hopkins University won the meet with 80 points.
Created by a group of friends in 2004, the Carnegie Clan aims to promote school spirit through support of the athletic programs at Carnegie Mellon. Although all of the founders — Tom Matta, Kaori Yazawa, Darbi Roberts, Becky Metler, Rory Kaclik, and Alex Gutschick — have graduated, President Sara Wingen and Co-President Risa Masuda continue to propel the organization’s mission and have hosted several successful events this fall, generating enthusiasm by giving out Carnegie Clan and Tartans towels, T-shirts, and free food.
The stands at Carnegie Mellon home football games are often left unfilled, and the limited number of fans who do attend to show their support lack the body paint, passionate chants, and exciting vibe of a rowdy crowd. Instead, our athletic events tend to be somewhat lackluster, exactly the opposite of what sporting events should be.