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Women’s soccer team continues undefeated season

Sophomore forward Megan Bartoshuk drives down the field to score against the Presidents.  (credit: Kevin Zheng/) Sophomore forward Megan Bartoshuk drives down the field to score against the Presidents. (credit: Kevin Zheng/) Sophomore defender Amelia Clark blocks a player from Washington & Jefferson. (credit: Kevin Zheng/) Sophomore defender Amelia Clark blocks a player from Washington & Jefferson. (credit: Kevin Zheng/)

On Friday, the women’s Carnegie Mellon soccer team hosted Washington & Jefferson College and continued their undefeated season with a 6–2 scoring explosion. The goal outburst began with senior forward Savina Reid scoring her sixth goal through the first five games of the team’s season in the 21st minute on an assist by junior forward Alli McGugan.

Senior midfielder Jordyn Greenberg quickly put the Tartans up by two with her goal in the 28th minute. Greenberg tipped a header in off of the post and turned the miss by first-year midfielder Tori Iatarola into a goal for Carnegie Mellon. Just before halftime, the Tartans extended the lead once again, this time with first-year midfielder Morgan Kontor finding the back of the net on a shot within the 18, following assists by first-year forward Grant Wilmer and Greenberg.

Coming out of halftime, the Tartans played even hotter than before, scoring two more goals within the first eight minutes coming out of the half. The first goal came in the 49th minute with Reid’s second goal of the game, this time on a header off of a cross by sophomore forward Megan Bartoshuk. Then in the 53rd minute, the Tartans went up by a commanding 5–0 lead on a near perfect reversal of the previous goal, with Bartoshuk scoring off of a cross into the box by Reid.

After managing only one shot on goal through the first half, Washington & Jefferson started pushing back as the Tartans rested their starters and took their foot off the pedal. They scored two goals over a 10-minute span between the 60th and 70th minute as they continually pushed the Carnegie Mellon defense with long balls and aggressive play.

With the lead cut to 5–2, sophomore midfielder and defender Delanely Lam scored the final goal in the 71st minute on a direct free kick into the top center of the net.

The Tartans also played at Capital on Sunday afternoon and continued their streak, winning 1–0.