Sports Briefs

Women's Volleyball

The Carnegie Mellon women's volleyball team participated in the second University Athletic Association (UAA) Round Robin hosted by Case Western on Saturday and Sunday.

On Saturday, the Tartans defeated New York University 3–0, winning by set scores of 25–18, 25–19, and 25–21. First-year right setter Sarah Jurgens led the team with 10 kills. Junior setter Emily Newton recorded 38 assists and two of the team's six service aces. Defensively, junior libero and defensive specialist Molly Higgins led with 15 digs while first-year outside hitter and defensive specialist Lauren Mueller led the team with three block assists.

The Tartans went on to defeat the University of Chicago 3–1. Though the Maroons were able to take a 25–21 performance in the third set, the Tartans' 25–23, 25–22, and 25–10 performances in the first, second, and fourth sets took the match. Mueller earned 17 kills while Jurgens totaled 13. Junior middle blocker Jackie Gibbons managed 12 kills, and first-year outside hitter Sydney Bauer made 10. Newton recorded a career-high 54 assists, and Higgins had a career-high 37 digs. Gibbons, Newton, and sophomore middle blocker Eliza Donahue each earned two block assists.

On Sunday, the Tartans started by defeating Rochester 3–0, winning by set scores of 25–18, 25–14, and 25–22. Donahue led the team with 13 kills while Jurgens and Mueller each totaled 10. Newton made 37 assists. Higgins had 15 digs with Mueller closely following at 11.

The Tartans' victories at the Round Robin came to an end against Washington University in St. Louis. The Bears bested the Tartans 3–0, winning by set scores of 25–18, 25–14, and 25–22. The Tartans are now 22–5 overall and 4–3 in conference play. Jurgens made six kills while Gibbons and Mueller had five. Higgins added 15 digs.

The Tartans will next compete at the Juniata Wid Guisler Invitational on Friday, Oct. 23.


The Carnegie Mellon football team traveled to Grove City on Saturday. In a completely dominating performance on all fronts, the Tartans defeated the Wolverines 44–0, improving their overall record to 3–3 and their Presidents' Athletics Conference (PAC) record to 3–2.

Sophomore running back Sam Benger rushed for 189 rushing yards and one touchdown, becoming the fourth Tartan to reach 1,000 rushing yards in a single season. Senior quarterback Andrew Hearon produced 201 passing yards and three touchdowns. Sophomore wide receiver John Prather led the Tartan receivers with four catches for 71 receiving yards. On defense, junior defensive lineman Brian Khoury led the Tartans with seven tackles and 2.0 sacks. Sophomore safety Drew Fitzmorris earned two interceptions and finished with four tackles.

The Tartans will return home to face St. Vincent on Saturday, Oct. 24.

Men's Golf

The Carnegie Mellon University men's golf team placed first in its annual fall invitational with a score of 307 strokes on Thursday, Oct. 15.

Junior Brad Jennette and first-year Austin Lin contended for top individual medalist honors with 75 strokes each, though Jennette was declared the winner by a match of cards. Junior George Qian finished with 77 strokes, followed by sophomore Nikhil Mohan and junior Jordan Klodowski with rounds of 80 and 85, respectively.

The Tartans also entered a "B" team into the invitational, which finished with 340 strokes. First-yea Adrian Berger led the way with 83 strokes. Junior Alexander Pomerantz and first-year Patrick Tan each made rounds of 85 while Junior Ryan Karbowicz and sophomore Adrian Del Bosque both shot 87.

Three other individuals competed for the Tartans. First-year Nicholas Moreno fired 80 strokes, sophomore John Shlonsky shot an 85, and senior Ben DuCarme had an 88.

The Tartans have completed their fall schedule. They will return to action at the UAA Championships March 12-13.