Away Game Briefs
Over the weekend, the Carnegie Mellon volleyball team traveled to Juniata College for the Wid Guisler Invitational. It was a rough weekend as they dropped all three of their matches, including two against top 20 teams.
On Friday, the Tartans played Stevenson University, taking them all the way to the fifth set before falling 3–2. After dropping the first two sets 23–25 and 20–25, Carnegie Mellon rallied with straight wins 25–22 and 25–14 before finally falling 10–15. Senior right side hitter Ali Celentano set a season high with her 18 kills while sophomore setter Emily Newton had 36 assists and sophomore defensive specialist Molly Higgins helped on defense with 28 digs.
Saturday wasn’t much better for the Tartans. Against No. 17 Eastern University, they managed to take the first set 25-23 before dropping the next three 16–25, 9–25 and 17–25 to lose 3–1. Celentano led the team blocks with nine while first-year middle blocker Eliza Donohue had two blocks in the loss.
Next was No. 10 Juniata, where the Tartans lost in straight sets 17–25, 18–25, 22–25. Donohue led the team in kills in the losing effort with 10 with first-year outside hitter Hannah Wooten leading the way on defense with eight digs. Higgins and Celentano each had seven digs.
Carnegie Mellon wraps up its regular season at Allegheny College on Saturday.
The Carnegie Mellon football team traveled to Saint Vincent College on Saturday and came back home with a bad taste in their mouth after surrendering a large second half lead.
After a turnover on Saint Vincent’s opening drive, the Tartans quickly took a 6–0 lead when junior quarterback Andrew Hearon rushed in for the touchdown on the next play. The next pair of drives was roughly the same another turnover followed by a Hearon touchdown pass to first-year running back Sam Benger two plays later. The teams traded scoreless possessions for the rest of the quarter until Saint Vincent gained great field position, given the Tartans’ inability to punt, and quickly brought the score back to 13–7. The teams traded touchdowns midway through the second half, with Hearon completing another touchdown pass, this time to sophomore wide receiver Matt Forjan.
After a quick four-and-out for Saint Vincent, the Tartans extended their lead further with Hearon’s third touchdown pass, with junior wide receiver Chris Herrera on the receiving end.
This was the end of the good news for the Tartans, as they only managed a single field goal in the second half while blowing their 28–13 half time lead.
Carnegie Mellon finishes up PAC play and hosts Thiel College next Saturday.