Men’s soccer grabs a win

Two goals on either end of the half pushed Carnegie Mellon men’s soccer to an impressive 3–0 win over Allegheny College on Saturday to pull their record for the season to an even 3–3.

The score misrepresents a game that felt close throughout, and the shot count was nearly even. Carnegie Mellon was generating far better chances, though, and the Allegheny keeper was consistently working, while Allegheny only managed two shots within the frame.

Carnegie Mellon’s first close call came midway through the second half as junior midfielder Connor Webb put a shot off the goalpost.

Carnegie Mellon’s pressure on the goal finally paid off as the half drew to a close when sophomore midfielder Devin Keane’s free kick led to some confusion in the box. Though the shot was unsuccessful, the team managed to turn it around to work for them.

Freshman forward Ryan Stinebaugh caused an Alegheny defender to panic and deflect the ball into his own net. The goal capped off a solid half from Carnegie Mellon where Allegheny was unable to generate much pressure on Carnegie Mellon’s net.

The second half started quickly for Carnegie Mellon as Webb’s shot just two minutes into the half was saved but not secured, and Stinebaugh drove home the rebound to open up some breathing room.

With the half drawing to a close, Webb sealed the game after receiving a ball from senior defenseman Jakob Rohwer and setting himself up for Carnegie Mellon’s third goal of the afternoon.

The pressure put on by Allegheny in the second half was turned away by two excellent saves from junior goalkeeper Eric Bykowsky to keep a clean sheet in the match.

None of the 10 shots that were made by the team succeeded.

Overall, the Allegheny team committed 18 fouls on the field, while Carnegie Mellon checked in with only 11.

Carnegie Mellon’s season continues when Washington and Jefferson College comes to Pittsburgh on Wednesday evening. The game will begin at 7:00 p.m.