After being named University Athletic Association (UAA) Athlete of the Week a few weeks ago, Laura Chen became the first first-year woman from Carnegie Mellon to win the ITA Southeast Regional Tennis Singles Championship. Chen’s calm temperament and fiery competitiveness helped her win six straight matches, dropping six games or less in each match, to clinch the win. The newly titled All-American will compete in the ITA National Tournament in Alabama later this month.
It may come as no surprise that a header was the shot that set a new school record for career goals as any avid Carnegie Mellon sports fan knows that senior co-captain Abigail Coffin loves to tally goals, goals, goals, at all costs. True to her nature, this 5'8" forward slammed the ball into the back of the net, scoring the game winner in the 61st minute against Grove City College last Tuesday. Despite currently recording 34 career goals and five this fall, her career is far from over with seven games remaining in her final regular season and with University Athletic Association (UAA) competition just underway.
The Tartans (3–2) needed a second-half comeback to defeat the Lords of Kenyon College (1–4) by a score of 23–12. Carnegie Mellon would need two straight touchdowns to overcome a two-point deficit late in the third quarter. It was a brutal game marked by hard hits and special teams mistakes, but, ultimately, it would be decided by a superior defensive effort and a confident running game.
The Carnegie Mellon women’s tennis team showed well at the ITA Southeast Regional Women’s Tennis Tournament held at the University of Mary Washington, Sept. 27–29. The team gave a solid performance to advance five singles players and four doubles teams to the second day of competition. First-year Laura Chen went on to win the singles regional event and, as a result, earned the title of All-American.
The Carnegie Mellon volleyball team began conference play this past weekend as the host of the first University Athletic Association (UAA) round robin of the season.
The Tartans continued their streak Saturday with a victory over Case Western Reserve University in a quick three games, setting the tone for the match in their first game, winning 25–8.
The Carnegie Mellon women’s soccer team opened up University Athletic Association (UAA) conference play Sunday with a match against 22nd-ranked Washington University in St. Louis, and dropped a disappointing 1–0 decision. The Tartans’ record now moves to 5–3–2 overall and 0–1–0 in the UAA. Earlier in the week, Carnegie Mellon hosted the Grove City Wolverines, tallying a 1–0 win with the game-winning goal from senior co-captain Abby Coffin.
The Carnegie Mellon men’s soccer team split the week’s results, racking up yet another victory in regional play against Bethany College, 3–1, and dropping a difficult decision in the team’s first University Athletic Association (UAA) conference game against Washington University in St. Louis, 1–0.