The Carnegie Mellon men’s soccer team started their University Athletic Association (UAA) schedule on Saturday when they traveled to Chicago to face off against the University of Chicago Maroons. The two teams each came into the game with six wins and looked even.
The play on the field confirmed that, as the two sides tied 0–0 after 20 minutes of extra play. Even the box scores looked even, with each team tallying nine shots.
The heated contest resulted in multiple fouls for both team, 20 for the Tartans and 12 for the Maroons, plus several yellow cards. After only one card in the first half, belonging to Chicago, the teams combined for four yellows in the second half and three more in overtime. The cards were not just limited to players, as the entire Carnegie Mellon team received a yellow in the 70th minute.
Senior goalkeeper Jacob Rice recorded his first shutout of the season. Rice and the Tartans play next on Saturday at home against Washington in their second UAA match.
The No. 4-ranked Carnegie Mellon women’s soccer team continued their undefeated season as they traveled to No. 12-ranked University of Chicago to open UAA play. Sophomore forward Megan Bartoshuk opened up a lead early with a goal, her second of the season. Bartoshuk’s goal in the 11th minute came off of a cross to the six yard box by senior forward Savina Reid.
Discontent with only a 1–0 lead, the Tartans quickly scored again in the 22nd minute with first-year Keely Jelinek’s first goal of the season. This time the goal was set up off of a corner kick by senior Lauren Simicich.
After playing defensively for the rest of the match, the Maroons finally got on the board with a goal in the 83rd minute. However, this was too little too late, as Carnegie Mellon won 2–1.
The Tartans will to push to 10–0–0 on Saturday when they host the No. 1-ranked University of St. Louis.
Traveling to Atlanta, the Carnegie Mellon volleyball team opened UAA play with their first round robin match, facing off against Rochester, Case Western, and host Emory over the course of the weekend.
In their first Saturday match, the Tartans played Rochester and quickly disposed of their foe, winning easily in straight sets. Rochester kept the first set competitive, 25–20, before falling off and losing the last two 25–13 and 25–9.
Senior right setter Ali Celentano and first-year middle blocker Eliza Donohue led the team with seven kills apiece, while sophomore defensive setter Molly Higgins had a team high 13 digs.
In the second match of the afternoon, Carnegie Mellon faced off against rival Case Western. This match was a bit tougher for the Tartans, but they ultimately prevailed 3–1.
After losing the first two sets 25–19 and 25–21, Case Western battled back and took the third set 25–21 before the Tartans squashed any hopes of a comeback with a 25–13 fourth set victory. Celentano again led the team in with 18 kills, along with sophomore middle blocker Jackie Gibbons and first-year outside hitter Heather Holton, who scored 16 and 13 kills, respectively. This gave them three Tartans with double-digit kills. Higgins again played great defense, recording 22 digs, while sophomore setter and outside opposite Emily Newton had a match high 37 assists.
On Sunday, the Tartans played host Emory. Carnegie Mellon came out strong and took the first two sets 27–25 and 25–19 before dropping three straight sets for their first loss of the weekend, 18–25, 16–25, 4–15. Celentano and Holton led the team with kills in the loss with 12 and 11, respectively, while Higgins and sophomore Ivana Vlahovic led the team in digs with 14 and 10, respectively.
The Tartans next play at the Ithaca Tournament on Friday and Saturday.