Tartans defeat Rochester 1–0
The women’s soccer team continued to boost its conference success with a 1–0 win over the University of Rochester last Friday and a 3–1 victory over Case Western Reserve University yesterday.
The 24th ranked Tartans’ record improved to 9–1–2 overall and 3–1–0 in the University Athletic Association (UAA) conference as the University of Rochester Yellowjackets fell to a 0–3–0 UAA record.
The Tartans exhibited a strong offense, putting plenty of pressure on Rochester during the first half. The pressure culminated at the 33-minute mark when junior defender Rachel Contopoulos kicked the ball to first-year midfielder Carson Quiros, who headed the ball to senior forward Brianna Magill for a goal. The goal marked Magill’s third of the season, giving the Tartans a one-point advantage.
The second half was marked by impressive defense on both sides and strong offensive attempts by the Tartans. Senior Mitra Ebrahimi shot just too wide at the 51-minute mark, while junior forward Cecilia Zischkau shot a header that went just above the goalbox at the 68-minute mark. Contopoulos continued her efforts with numerous goal attempts as well.
The Tartans were able to maintain its advantage throughout the game with an all-around team effort.
“I am really proud of our team for stepping up each game to the challenge. We play each game as the most important one of the season and it is definitely paying off. With only four more UAA games, we have the motivation to keep outplaying our opponents and getting victories,” senior midfielder Stephanie Hare said.
The Tartans will travel to face Grove City College this Thursday in hopes of maintaining their national ranking and strong record.