Women’s soccer victorious
Six games into the season and the Carnegie Mellon women’s soccer team remains undefeated, with a record of 4–0–2. On Tuesday, the Tartans were victorious over Washington & Jefferson College with a score of 4–1. This past Saturday, the Tartans hosted the Kenyon College Ladies, whom they defeated 3–0.
In the game against Washington & Jefferson, the Tartans’ position and pressure forced their first goal off an opposing defender and pushed the score to 1–0. Shortly thereafter, junior defender Brittany Couture scored another goal for the Tartans.
It wasn’t until the second half of the game that the Tartans scored again. This time, senior midfielder Katie Davis pushed the ball into the net, bringing the Tartans to 3–0. With 12 minutes left in the game, sophomore forward Courtney Brant scored, bringing the team to a final score of 4–1.
In the Tartans’ shutout against the Kenyon Ladies, junior goalkeeper Anna Albi made five saves to keep the Ladies from scoring throughout the game. However, the Tartans were unable to score during the entire first half.
But just five minutes into the second half, junior forward Alex Venegas scored on senior midfielder Stephanie Hare’s pinpointed pass just inside the 18-yard box.
Sophomore midfielder Lucy Havens then scored her second goal of the season on a header after Couture sent in a cross from the right sideline, which brought the Tartans’ lead to 2–0.
Bringing it home for the Tartans with three minutes left in the game, sophomore forward Savina Reid scored the third and final goal of the game, heading in sophomore forward Courtney Brant’s corner kick.
“It’s been a real team effort, and we’ve really pulled together since last year. I am really excited with how well we are playing and to get into UAAs,” said senior forward Brianna Magill.
The Tartans will travel on Wednesday to Meadville, Pa., to face Allegheny College at 4:30 p.m. Last season, the Tartans defeated the Gators 2–1 in a tightly contested match with the game-winning goal coming in the 94th minute by junior defender Rachel Contopoulos. The Tartans look to continue this season’s success.