Sports Briefs

Women’s Soccer

The Carnegie Mellon women’s soccer team traveled to New York University on Saturday for a University Athletic Association (UAA) match. The Tartans were victorious by a score of 1–0, improving their UAA record to 1–1 and their overall record to 7–3–1.

Junior Haili Adams scored the only goal of the night for the Tartans. In the 52nd minute she shot from about 20 yards out and it went right past the keeper. This goal was her sixth of the season and was assisted by junior Sienna Stritter. First–year goalkeeper Mia Keyser had three saves in the match and earned her second career win.

The Tartans will remain on the road, and their next match is against the University of Rochester on Friday, Oct. 14. The match is scheduled to start at 5 p.m.

Women’s Tennis

The Carnegie Mellon University women’s tennis team played two matches at home on Saturday, and easily took the win in both. The first match was against Oberlin College and was played at The Club for Sport and Health in Monroeville, PA due to inclement weather. The Tartans won by a scoreline of 8–1

In singles play against Oberlin, the Tartans only dropped one match. Senior Nicholle Torres won 3–6, 6–1, 11–9. Junior Cori Siddell took her set 6–1, 6–2. First–year Vinaya Rao swept her opponent 6–0, 6–0, while her classmate Courtney Ollis won immediately after her 6–4, 7–5. Junior Katie Lai rounded out the singles for the Tartans as she won 4–6, 6–2, 10–5.

The Tartans swept doubles play against Oberlin. The pair of Torres and Siddell played first and won 8–4. The sophomore pair of Marina Selenica and Jamie Vizelman played in the second doubles match and won 8–2, and the first–year pair of Rao and Ollis closed out the match with a close 8–6 victory.

The second match of the day moved to the Carnegie Mellon campus tennis courts, where the Tartans took on Christopher Newport University and swept them 9–0.

In singles, Selenica finished first with a score of 6–4, 6–0. Vizelman was next from the third position with set scores of 6–1, 6–2. In the fifth position, Ollis won her set 6–3, 6–3. Sidell was next to win with scores of 6–1, 6–4, and Torres won shortly after, 6–3, 6–4. Rao was the last to finish her singles match with scores of 7–5, 6–1.

In doubles play, the pair of Rao and Ollis finished first and won 8–2. Next to finish were sophomore Minami Makino and Vizelman, who won 8–4. Torres and Siddell won the final match of the day, 8–6.


The Carnegie Mellon football team traveled to Washington, PA on Saturday for a close game against President’s Athletic Conference (PAC) opponent Washington and Jefferson College. The Tartans fought hard but ended up falling to the Presidents 55–52 in double overtime. This loss moves the Tartans to 2–3 on the season.

Carnegie Mellon was forced to kick a field goal in the double overtime period and made it, but could not stop the Presidents’ offense and they went on to complete a short pass for the game–winning touchdown.

Sophomore quarterback Alex Cline led the passing attack for the Tartans with 285 passing yards and three touchdowns while junior running back Sam Benger led the team on the ground as usual with 160 rushing yards and three touchdowns. Junior wide receiver John Prather had the best performance of his career with 177 receiving yards and a touchdown.

Defensively, the Tartans were led by the core pair of junior linebackers Stanley Bikulege and Kyle Brittain. Brittain had 10 tackles while Bikulege had nine. Each of them had a sack, and seniors Malcolm Guya and Brian Khoury also contributed one sack each. Khoury now holds Carnegie Mellon’s all–time sack record at 25.

Next week, the Tartans travel to Geneva College in Beaver Falls, Pennsylvania to try and redeem this week’s loss. The game is scheduled for Saturday, Oct. 15 at 7 p.m.