The Carnegie Mellon women’s soccer team started their season with a 12–0 win at home over Franciscan University on Sept. 2. Nine different players scored for the Tartans. Junior forward Grant Wilmer began the scoring in the fourth minute. Shortly after, junior midfielder Tori Iatarola scored a goal of her own. Senior forward Megan Bartoshuk was the next to score, in the 14th minute.
Sophomore forward Katja Brackelmanns-Puig scored her first career goal in the 28th minute. One minute later, junior forward Sienna Stritter scored the fifth goal of the game. The Tartans scored two goals in the 39th minute from sophomore forward Kaily Bruch and first-year forward Ryan Casey. Wilmer scored her second goal of the game 13 seconds into the second half. Iatarola scored the ninth point for the Tartans in the 65th minute. First-year midfielder Emery Noll recorded a goal in the 77th minute, while Casey scored her second of the game two minutes later. Junior forward Haili Adams scored the final point for the Tartans in the 80th minute.
On Saturday, Sept. 3, the Carnegie Mellon women’s soccer team fell at home to the ninth-ranked Thomas More College Saints. The Tartans fell 2–1. The Saints scored first, but the Tartans managed to equalize the game in the 52nd minute with a goal from junior defender Katie Strycharz. Four minutes later the Saints would score on a free kick, putting them up 2–1 over the Tartans for the final score.
The Carnegie Mellon women’s soccer team traveled to Christopher Newport University on Friday, Sept. 9, and fell 2–1 to the Captains.
The Carnegie Mellon men’s soccer team opened their season on Thursday, Sept. 1 at home against Muskingum University. The Tartans defeated the Fighting Muskies 9–2. The Tartans scored first in the 15th minute with a goal from first-year Elliot Cohen. In the 28th minute, junior midfielder Jimmy Jameson rebounded a shot off the opposing keeper to put the Tartans up 2–1. The third score for the Tartans came from sophomore Zack Masciopinto in the 40th minute.
The Tartans held a 3–0 lead until the 60th minute, when first-year John Painter scored the fourth point for the Tartans. 12 minutes later the Tartans scored again as senior forward Devin Keane headed a pass into the goal to put the Tartans up 5–0. Sophomore forward Anthony Gulli added to the Tartan lead in the 75th minute, and four minutes later first-year midfielder Cooper Tubiana put the Tartans up 7–0. The Fighting Muskies broke their scoring drought in the 81st minute, but the Tartans answered as junior forward Harry Landis scored his first career goal three minutes later to make the score 8–1. Muskingum scored their second and final goal of the game in the 85th minute. The final score for the Tartans came in the 87th minute from first-year forward Nicolas Poveda to end the game with a 9–2 victory.
On Saturday, Sept. 3, the Carnegie Mellon men’s soccer team visited the University of Mount Union in Alliance, Ohio. The Tartans were victorious with a 1–0 score and the win was also the 200th career victory for Tartan head coach Brandon Bowman. The only goal of the game came in the 42nd minute when Masciopinto scored on a penalty kick. First-year goalkeeper Jack Sampiere made crucial saves in the 63rd and 71st minutes to keep the Purple Raiders from tying the game. Mount Union could not convert any scoring opportunities, and the game ended 1–0.