Tartans tie in scoreless game
Despite dominating offensively, the Carnegie Mellon women’s soccer team played to a 0–0 tie against New York University last Friday afternoon, putting the Tartans at a 3–1–1 University Athletic Association (UAA) conference record.
In the first half, the Tartans attempted five shots against the New York University Violets, all of which were blocked by the dominant Violet defense.
The Tartans continued their strong offensive effort as the team earned five corner kicks in the first eight minutes of the half. Players including senior defender Mitra Ebrahimi, sophomore forward Savina Reid, sophomore defender Lauren Simicich, and junior defender Rachel Contopoulos made attempts at goals.
Junior goalie Anna Albi had an excellent game, highlighted by a save on a header by New York University’s senior forward Serra Turmay during the 56th minute.
The Tartans continued with promising goal attempts into overtime, but the game was kept scoreless by New York University sophomore goalie Meg Patten.
At 92 minutes, junior forward Alex Venegas made a back pass to first-year forward Louisa Pendergast, but Patten dived to knock the ball away.
At 95 minutes, senior Brianna Magill made a last–ditch effort to score, but once again, Patten didn’t give her the chance.
“The team fought extremely hard against a talented New York University team,” senior midfielder Stephanie Hare said. “Unfortunately, we couldn’t get the ball in the back of the net. We are using our momentum to hopefully get a big win in our next game. The team is working really hard and fighting for each other every UAA battle.”
The Tartans will face tough UAA competition with their final in-season game at home this Saturday at 3 p.m., against currently undefeated Emory University.