Women’s soccer defeats Maroons

After its disappointing first loss of the season against Washington University of St. Louis, the Carnegie Mellon women’s soccer team came back this Saturday to win 2–1 over the University of Chicago Maroons.

This game puts the team’s total record at 7–1–2 for the season.

The game was scoreless for the first half, as both teams put up strong defenses. The Tartans and Maroons combined for 13 attempted shots in the first half, but none that would test either goalie.

The Tartans’ strong offense was led by sophomore forward Savina Reid. At the 57-minute mark, Reid — assisted by first-year forward Louisa Pendergast — kicked the ball past Maroons first-year goalie Jacinda Reid to put the Tartans on the board. Soon after, Reid scored again with an assist from junior defender Brittany Couture. This goal marked her fourth of the season.

The Tartans kept their two-goal lead until the 87-minute mark, when Maroons forward Natalia Jovanovic scored a goal. The Tartans fought hard during the final three minutes of the game and were able to withstand University of Chicago’s pressure.

Carnegie Mellon will have a busy week with two home games, as the women’s soccer team takes on University of Rochester Friday at 5 p.m. and Case Western Reserve University Sunday at 11 a.m. The Tartans look to redeem last season’s loss to the Case Western Spartans, who beat the Tartans 2–0.

“It feels so good to get our first UAA win. We really played together as a team and worked well to get the win. I have confidence going into our games,” senior midfielder Stephanie Hare said.