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Women’s soccer ties Emory 0–0

No. 16 senior defender Mitra Ebrahimi steals the ball from Emory offense. (credit: José Lopez/Junior Photographer ) No. 16 senior defender Mitra Ebrahimi steals the ball from Emory offense. (credit: José Lopez/Junior Photographer )

The women’s soccer team tied with the Emory University Eagles 0–0, finishing the season in second place in the University Athletic Association Championships play. The Tartans’ overall record is 11–1–4, making them No. 19 in the nation, while the No. 8 Eagles finished their season 11–1–6.

Sophomore midfielder Jordyn Greenburg and junior defender Rachel Contopoulos made many goal attempts during the first period of Saturday’s game, but Emory’s goalkeeper, senior Kaele Leonard, did not give the Tartans a chance to score.

Emory’s defensive strength was equally matched by a strong Carnegie Mellon defense. Junior goalkeeper Anna Albi was a critical player for the Tartans, making a total of nine saves, including six in the second period.
Her final save of the game in the 105th minute marked her sixth shutout of the season.

In the second period, junior forward Alex Veneagas, senior midfielder Katie Davis, and first-year Carson Quiros also made several goal attempts.

“I am so proud of our team for playing so well against a great Emory team. We showed heart and proved we can play with the best team in the country. We are a special team that hopefully will get the chance to keep playing in the NCAAs,” senior midfielder Stephanie Hare said.

The Tartans will now await the selection of the field for the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division-III Women’s Soccer Tournament, as the team hopes to receive an at-large bid to the Championship draw.

Fans can watch the NCAA Championship Selection Show online at www.ncaa.com on Monday at 1:30 p.m.