The Carnegie Mellon women’s soccer team traveled to the University of Rochester on Friday and defeated the home team Yellowjackets 2–1 in overtime. This win brings the Tartans to a tie at the top of the UAA standings with a 2–1 record, and they improve to 8–3–1 overall on the season with this win.
Rochester struck the first blow in the middle of the fourth minute when a Yellowjacket player gathered a rebound and launched the ball past the Tartan goalkeeper.
It took most of the game before the Tartans managed to find another opportunity to score. The Tartans remained down by one point until the 72nd minute when sophomore Katja Bracklemanns-Puig sent a left-footed shot into the top corner of the goal after an assist from first-year Sydney Webber.
Regulation time ended and the game was still tied 1–1. That all changed in the 96th minute when junior forward Haili Adams scored her second game-winning goal of the season. The play was assisted by senior Amelia Clark, who sent a long pass down the field that was gathered by Adams before she sent the ball to the back of the net. The goal ended the game with the Tartans up 2–1.
The Carnegie Mellon men’s soccer team took the field at the University of Rochester on Friday, and the Tartans were defeated in a nail-biting match by a score of 3–2. This was the second loss of the year for the Tartans, moving their overall record to 9–2–1.
The Tartans scored first when sophomore Anthony Gulli sent a corner kick straight into the goal for his fourth score of the season. Rochester matched that score in the 53rd minute, and then took the lead for themselves less than two minutes later with another goal.
The Tartans did not give up, however. In the 77th minute, sophomore Zack Masciopinto scored off a free kick from sophomore Philip Petrakian. The Tartans could not hold on to their lead, though. Less than two minutes later, the Yellowjackets scored again after a long scuffle in the goalie box. The Tartans had multiple shots on goal in the end of the game but none were successful, and the Tartans dropped the contest 3–2.
The Carnegie Mellon football team traveled to Beaver Falls, Pennsylvania on Saturday to take on Geneva College in a President’s Athletic Conference (PAC) game and dominated the Golden Tornadoes with a 29–10 victory to improve their record to 3–3 on the season, 3–2 in PAC play.
Geneva actually scored first in the game with a field goal, but Carnegie Mellon answered quickly at the end of the first quarter with a one-yard touchdown run from junior Sam Benger. The Tartans added onto their lead at the end of the first half as sophomore quarterback Alex Cline completed a five-yard pass to junior Tommy Mansfield. Senior placekicker Gabe Renna then put a field goal on the board to put the Tartans up 17–3 in the third quarter. Geneva managed to score a touchdown on their next drive, but then the Tartans really turned up the heat. Renna scored with another field goal, and on the ensuing drive sophomore Long Tran recovered a Geneva fumble and gave the ball back to the Tartans. On the first play of the Tartan offensive drive, Cline found junior Alex Froimzon in the endzone to put the final nail in Geneva’s coffin. The Golden Tornadoes added insult to injury by snapping a ball out of the endzone and giving the Tartans an additional two points on a safety.
The Tartans’ next competition will be at home against Thiel College. The game is scheduled for Saturday, Oct. 22 at 1 p.m.
The Carnegie Mellon volleyball team competed in the second University Athletic Association (UAA) round robin on Saturday, hosted by Brandeis University. The Tartans played two games and went 1–1 on the day, improving their record to 17–5 overall and 2–3 in UAA play.
In the first match against New York University, the Tartans won with scores of 25–11, 25–16, and 25–21. Sophomore Lauren Mueller led the Tartan offense with 15 kills while senior Jackie Gibbons had eight kills of her own along with four service aces. Senior Emily Newton had 29 assists and first-year Kayla Yew was the top defender for the Tartans with 13 digs.
In the second match against Emory, the Tartans dropped the first set 25–18 before coming back in the second and winning 25–22. The Eagles won the final two sets, 27–25 and 25–20 to defeat the Tartans.
Mueller was at the top of the offensive statistics again with 12 kills, and Gibbons recorded her 1000th career kill after earning nine in the match. Junior Eliza Donahue had eight kills of her own on top of two solo blocks and two block assists. Newton had 39 assists and 11 digs. Senior libero Molly Higgins recorded 26 digs for the match, and passed 2,000 total digs in her career.