Sports Briefs

Men's Soccer

The Carnegie Mellon men's soccer team lost to Gordon College 2–1 in the first round of the 2015 NCAA Division III Men's Soccer Championship on Saturday. The team finished the season 11–4–3 overall.

Following a scoreless first half, first-year midfielder Zack Masciopinto scored in the 52nd minute off of a corner kick sent by junior midfielder Tristan Lockwood. Though first-year goalkeeper Alec Lam managed to keep out Gordon for most of the game, a hit on a rebound in the 87th minute gave Gordon a chance in overtime. Following a scoreless first overtime period, Gordon managed to get a goal in the 107th minute, sealing the Tartans' fate.

Men's Cross Country

The Carnegie Mellon men's cross country team finished third at the NCAA Mideast Regional on Saturday.

Junior Ryan Archer was the leading Tartan, finishing 10th overall with a time of 25:46.4. First-year William Mitchell followed closely behind with a time of 26:00.1 for a 17th-place finish. Sophomore Ryan Auld finished in 19th place with a time of 26:01.2. Junior Brian Bolles and senior Josh Antonson rounded out the scoring with a 23rd place in 26:04.4 performance and a 29th place in 26.11.2 result. Senior Marc-Daniel Julien and first-year Aaditya Mhatre also ran for the Tartans, with Julien finishing in 26:12.4 for 30th place and Mhatre closing in 34th in 26:14.8.

The Tartans await their fate in the 2015 NCAA Division III Men's and Women's Cross Country Championships.

Women's Cross Country

The Carnegie Mellon women's cross country team finished seventh at the NCAA Mideast Regional on Saturday.

Senior Erin Persson led the way for the Tartans with a 26th-place finish in 22:56.2. Sophomore Aparna Alavilli finished in 37th place with a time of 2:10.8. Senior Taylor Maggiacomo took 44th place with a time of 23:21.5. Sophomore Rhiannon Farney and senior Rekha Schnepf rounded out the scoring for the Tartans, with Farney finishing in 59th place in 23:37.0 and Schnepf placing 64th in 23:40.8. Senior Kira Ragazzo and senior Haley Bryant also ran for the Tartans. Ragazzo finished in 66th place in 23:45.2, and Bryant placed 70th in 23:49.6.