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Women's soccer wins four in a row

Junior defender Mitra Ebrahimi sends a pass across the field as first year forward Courtney Brant watches. (credit: Alan Vangpat/Layout Staff) Junior defender Mitra Ebrahimi sends a pass across the field as first year forward Courtney Brant watches. (credit: Alan Vangpat/Layout Staff)

The Carnegie Mellon women’s soccer team is on a roll after its fourth straight victory this past Saturday. The Tartans have wins over Rochester Institute of Technology (2–1), York College of Pennsylvania (3–1), Frostburg State (1–0), and John Carroll University (3–0). This brings the team record to 4–2 overall.

The Tartans have seen excellent performances from the entire team. On the defensive end, sophomore goalie Anna Albi had her second shutout of the season on Saturday. Credit that needs to be shared with strong defensive performances from senior Kristen Suzich in the game against RIT; Suzich blocked a rebound shot to keep the game tied at 1–1. Sophomore defender Brittany Couture has not only been a strong defender for the Tartans but also assisted junior Brianna Magill’s goal in the game against York College of Pennsylvania.

Offensively, senior Elsa Wu has been playing aggressively and taking advantage of her shots on goal, and currently has had three goals this season. Sophomore Alex Venegas is right behind Wu with two goals so far this season, both game-winning, including the only goal against Frostburg State University. Sophomore Rachel Contopoulos has also had two goals so far this season. Magill has one goal so far this season, but is leading the team with two assists. Additionally, first-year Savina Reid has been making plays behind the scenes for the Tartans, like assisting the only goal at Frostburg State and assisting the final goal against York College of Pennsylvania.

“We have been playing really tough these past few games, and we hope to keep it up for the rest of the season,” said junior midfielder Stephanie Hare.
The Tartans will be at home this Wednesday, where they will be hosting Allegheny College at 7 p.m.