Sports Briefs of the Week
Over the weekend, the 21st-ranked Carnegie Mellon University women’s soccer team competed in two games, on Friday, Oct. 12 and Sunday, Oct. 14, in doubleheaders alongside the men’s team.
The Tartans hosted 13th-ranked University of Chicago on Friday in a University Athletic Association (UAA) contest. Chicago rallied from a goal down to top the Tartans, 2–1.
In the 40th minute, the Tartans earned a free kick that sophomore Kristen Chong stepped up to take. The sophomore fired the shot from the center of the field, 25 yards out, into the upper right corner for her first goal of the year.
An unfortunate handball by the Tartans inside the box in the 47th minute led to a penalty kick goal, which evened the score at 1–1. Chicago continued to put pressure on the Tartans with shots on goal in the 54th and 57th minutes.
The Tartans had some chances in the second half, but failed to convert. Chicago scored the go-ahead goal in the 85th minute with a shot from the left side to the far post.
Senior Kaily Bruch had an opportunity to tie the game a minute later but was denied the shot.
On the men’s side, the 13th-ranked squad took on the No. 1 ranked University of Chicago on Friday. The Maroons fought back from an early goal by the Tartans to stay unbeaten with a 2–1 victory. The Tartans are now 8–2–2 overall and 1–2 in the UAA.
To start the scoring, Senior Anthony Gulli picked off inside the 18-yard box and put a shot in the net at the far post for the 1–0 Carnegie Mellon lead.Chicago knotted the score at one in the 17th minute with a play into the box. Less than three minutes later the Maroons served a ball for a header which Tartan keeper Alec Lam swatted away, making him unable to defend a rebound header for the go-ahead goal.
On Sunday, the Tartans hosted 23rd-ranked Washington University in St. Louis, with the Bears earning a 2–1 double-overtime victory. The Tartans are now 8–3–1 overall and 1–3 in UAA play.
Junior Elliot Cohen put the Tartans ahead 1–0 in the 14th minute after he headed in a long pass from Junior defender Jacob Moskowitz. In the 35th minute, the Bears put a shot by Lam, firing a shot from two yards out and over Lam who attempted to cut the angle.
In the second half, Cohen’s low-driving shot in the 71st minute was stopped while Lam continuously came off his line to punch service attempts clear of the net.
Washington had three scoring opportunities in the first overtime but all three were wide of the net. In the first minute of the second session, the Bears got forward and scored off a rebounded shot.
The Carnegie Mellon University volleyball team hosted the UAA Round Robin #2 over the weekend.
On Saturday, the Tartans split their matches, falling 3–2 to Washington University in St. Louis (WashU) and defeating Brandeis University in straight sets. They are now 15–6 for the year and 4–1 in UAA play.
In the five-set thriller with WashU, the Tartans dropped the first set 25–19 before the second set went in favor of the Bears, 28–26. The third set also took extra points, as the Tartans picked up a 27–25 win. After a fourth set win by the Tartans, 25–21, the match went to the deciding fifth set. The Bears pulled out to a 9–5 lead and finished off the match with a 15–10 win.
Against Brandeis, Jurgens led the offensive attack with eight kills while Mueller and sophomore Jordan Allen each had five kills. Foose picked up another three block assists and Yew led the defense with 11 digs.
On Sunday, the Tartans welcomed Case Western Reserve University. The Tartans won three sets to one, 25–18, 25–19, 19–25, 25–18. Mueller led the team with 20 kills, closely followed by Jurgens with 16. Yew recorded 23 digs, while So-Holloway had a team-high 54 assists.
Next week, the Tartans will be back at home hosting the Carnegie Mellon Tournament. Their first match is set for Friday, Oct. 19 against Alma College.