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Women’s soccer team scores again

First-year forward Sienna Stritter takes control of the ball. (credit: Jonathan Leung/Photo Editor) First-year forward Sienna Stritter takes control of the ball. (credit: Jonathan Leung/Photo Editor) Sophomore forward Megan Bartoshuk avoids defenders as she attempts to score. (credit: Jonathan Leung/Photo Editor) Sophomore forward Megan Bartoshuk avoids defenders as she attempts to score. (credit: Jonathan Leung/Photo Editor)

Carnegie Mellon Women’s Soccer continued their undefeated run to begin this year with a 2–0 shutout win over the Salisbury University Seagulls on Saturday.

The game was the first in the 2014 Doubletree Tartan Cup. After a scoreless first half, Carnegie Mellon scored two goals in the second half to seal their third straight victory.

A very strong performance from Carnegie Mellon prevented Salisbury from generating more than one chance, which resulted in a save by sophomore goalkeeper, Katie Liston.

Goals from junior midfielder Carson Quiros and first-year midfielder Haili Adams were key for the win.

The first half was relatively slow paced with Carnegie Mellon dominating the flow of play. Only three shots were put on goal in the first half, but the 0–0 score line was not reflective of the level of play.

When Quiros broke through for Carnegie Mellon less than 10 minutes into the second half, it was all downhill from there for the Seagulls. When junior forward Alli McGugan perfectly set up Adams for Carnegie Mellon’s second goal of the match, there appeared no way back for Salisbury, and the match ended at 2–0.

Carnegie Mellon won a second game by the same score again Sunday morning against the Rochester Institute of Technology Tigers. Carnegie Mellon was playing strong attacking football from the beginning, with Adams scoring her second goal in as many games in the fourth minute, as she put in her own rebound.

Senior forward Sevina Reid scored another midway through the first half, and that was began another 2–0 shutout. Carnegie Mellon was not as impressive in the second half as Rochester had a few chances to score, but they converted none of them and Carnegie Mellon held a second straight team goalless.After dominating the Tartan Cup, the women’s soccer team is looking forward to facing off against the Washington and Jefferson Presidents in a typical seasonal game.

The match is Friday at 7 p.m.