Sports Briefs


On Saturday, the Carnegie Mellon Football team played at Bethany College.

Junior quarterback Andrew Hearon ran for a touchdown before The Tartans faltered. The defense let up 19 straight points, and the offense averaged less than 3.5 yards a play and turned the ball over twice for the game. The team fell 19–7.

The Tartans next play at home against Grove City College on Saturday.


The Carnegie Mellon volleyball team competed in the Ithaca Tournament this weekend, sweeping their matches.

In the game against King’s College, the Tartans won 25–11, 25–12 and 25–9. First-year outside hitter Heather Holton had 10 kills, and sophomore defensive specialist Molly Higgins had 11 digs.

Against Ithaca College, the Tartans won 25–15, 25-22, 25–22. Sophomore setter Emily Newton had 22 assists, Holton had 14 kills, and Higgins had 10 digs.

Saturday, they beat Utica College, 25–17, 25–18, 25–16 and Wells College, 25–13, 25–18, 25–19. Sophomore middle blocker Jackie Gibbons had 11 and 8 kills against Utica and Wells, respectively, while Higgins had 18 digs against Utica and first-year middle blocker Eliza Donohue had 8 blocks against Wells.

The Tartans next play Wednesday at home against Franciscan University of Steubenville.


The men’s and women’s cross-country teams hosted the annual Carnegie Mellon Invitational on Saturday.

The men’s team finished first overall with a top five combined time of 2:09:19.6. Senior George Degen finished third overall in 25:23.00. The next four Tartans, juniors Brian Bollens and Marc-Daniel Julien, along with sophomore Ryan Archer and senior Josh Antonson, finished in 8–11th places.

The women’s team had a top-three finisher in junior Liz Snyder who finished second overall with a time of 18:32.5. Overall, Carnegie Mellon as a team placed fourth overall with a total time of 1:36.35.3, and had a second top-ten finisher in senior Erin Kiekhaefer, who finished in 19:06.1, for seventh overall.

Both teams next run at the Inter-Regional Rumble at Oberlin College.