After a disappointing mid-week loss to the Point Park University Pioneers, the Carnegie Mellon volleyball team turned its season around at its home tournament last weekend with wins against John Carroll University and Otterbein and Mount Union colleges.
The Carnegie Mellon men’s tennis team swept Division I Robert Morris University last Thursday in an 8–1 victory, bringing up the team’s winning streak to 3–0 overall. The Tartans swept all six singles and two of the three doubles, with only a single loss at first doubles and one set loss at number-two singles.
The Carnegie Mellon men’s soccer team hit the road this week adding two away victories to their 6–0–1 winning record. The Tartans came away with a 1–0 win against regional opponent Penn State Altoona Wednesday and a 4–0 decision over Westminster College Saturday.
The Carnegie Mellon golf team showed well at Tuesday’s Lamkin Fall Intercollegiate Golf tournament, placing second behind host Ohio Wesleyan University, with a two-round team total of 593 and two top 10-individual golfers.
The final whistle blew in the 110th minute as the Carnegie Mellon women’s team drew the 21-ranked Denison University Big Red, 0–0, after double overtime on the road. Tartan sophomore goalkeeper Anya Rosen wowed the crowd with her acrobatic saves but more importantly, kept the Carnegie Mellon side in the game, as was the case in last year’s matchup against Denison in which the Tartans defeated the Big Red 1–0 at home. Rosen, the UAA Rookie of the Year last season, made six nail-biting saves Saturday to help shut out the opposition.
Two yards and one shove: that was the difference for the Carnegie Mellon football team on Saturday. The Tartans fell to Hobart College during their home opener at Gesling Stadium by a score of 21–16. The Carnegie Mellon record now stands at 1–2, while the Hobart Statesmen remain undefeated at 2-0.
Last Saturday, the Carnegie Mellon cross country team competed in the Dickinson College Long-Short Invite. On the men’s side, the starting squad returned in an impressive fashion, finishing first overall out of 22 teams in the 4K race with 10 points. Some of the runners participated in the 8K race, taking third overall out of 25 teams with 41 points. The women’s team also had a good day, finishing fourth out of 23 teams with 57 points in the four-kilometers and 13th out of 17 teams with 19 points in the 6K competition.
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The Carnegie Mellon Department of Athletics and the University Store are sponsoring a 'Free Book Field Goal' event in which students who participate and kick a 20-yard field goal will win a $25 gift card for the University Store. One of eight students will win free books for the spring semester. The contest runs for four consecutive home football games: Sept. 20, Sept. 27, Oct. 4, and Nov. 15. Students can sign up at the games to participate. More information is available at the University Store.