CMU Sports Roundup
On Saturday, Nov. 5, the men’s soccer team traveled to Case Western Reserve University to face the 24th-ranked team in their final regular season game.
In the sixth minute of the game, junior Diederik Schlingemann the Tartans on the board. His first goal of the season was thanks to a throw-in into the box from sophomore Billy Boucuvalas. Neither team would manage to score again until late into the first half when the Spartans got one in the net, tying the game.
Case Western managed to keep up the momentum into the second half with goals during the 64th and 68th minutes, giving the Spartans a 3-1 lead. In a late comeback effort that ultimately left the Tartans a goal short, sophomore Alejandro Fernandez put a shot on goal during the 87th minute that was followed by sophomore Eli Kampine’s goal a minute later. The final score was 3-2 in favor of Case Western.
The Tartans’ final record of the season, 11-4-1 overall, saw them finish fourth in the University Athletic Association (UAA), their highest finish since 2016. Their season may not be over yet, though; the team will learn if they will compete in the 2022 NCAA Division III Men’s Soccer Championship on Monday, Nov. 7 at 1:30 p.m.
The #7 Carnegie Mellon women’s soccer team took on #4 Case Western Reserve University on Saturday, Nov. 5 in Cleveland for their last regular game of the season. The two teams were competing for the UAA Championship as well, as both were 5-0-1 in UAA play prior to their meeting.
The Spartans took an early lead over the Tartans in the sixth minute thanks to a free kick opportunity. Despite the Tartans having eight shots on goal in the second half, they weren’t able to get one in the net, leading to a 1-0 loss against Case Western.
As a result, the Tartans finished the regular season 12-2-2 overall and 5-1-1 in UAA play. They placed second the UAA standings, their highest finish since 2016. Their season may not be over yet, though; the Tartans may compete in the 2022 NCAA Division III Women’s Soccer Championship based on a decision that will take place on Monday, Nov. 7 at 2:00 p.m.
Men’s Swimming and Diving
The men’s swimming and diving team faced Gettysburg College this past Saturday, Nov. 5 on the road.
Junior Santiago Gomez recorded the team's top time of the season in the 1,000-yard freestyle with a time of 9:57.15. First-year Kevin Zhou also took first in a freestyle event with a time of 1:45.02 in the 200-yard. First-year Rohit Garikipati claimed victory in the 500-yard freestyle with a time of 4:55.21.
First-year Arnav Deshpande took first in the 100-yard backstroke when he touched the wall first in 51.94. First-year Max Kulbida continued demonstrating the first-years’ strength with his 59.10 first-place finish in the 100-yard breaststroke. Todd Achuff, also a first-year, led the Tartans’ sweep of the 200-yard butterfly with a time of 1:58.32.
Seniors Aleksander Tarczynski and Erik Feldmann led sweeps of their own in the 50-yard and 100-yard freestyles with times of 21.23 and 47.67, respectively. Tarczynski also took first in the 100-yard butterfly with a 50.94 finish. Sophomore Christian Lanuza led the pack in the 200-yard breaststroke with a first-place finish and time of 2:05.93. First-year Raymond Welgosh took first in the 200-yard individual medley with a time of 1:56.85.
Tartan teams also took first in the 200-yard medley and 200-yard freestyle relays. The combined efforts of the team gave them a victory over Gettysburg, 197-65. The Tartans will head back to the pool next Saturday, Nov. 12, when they host Washington and Lee University.
Women’s Swimming and Diving
The women’s swimming and diving team faced Gettysburg College this past Saturday, Nov. 5 on the road.
First-years Savannah Xu, Annie Wang, and senior Bonnie Wang all were double-winners at this meet. Xu took first in the 200-yard freestyle and 100-yard butterfly with times of 1:55.69 and 56.86, respectively. Annie claimed victory in the 500-yard and 1,000-yard freestyles with times of 5:14.29 and 10:44.26, respectively. Bonnie placed first in the 200-yard backstroke and led a Tartan sweep in the 100-yard backstroke with times of 2:06.63 and 58.30, respectively.
First-year Audrey Lambert picked up the victory in the 100-yard breaststroke, touching the wall in 1:06.25. First-year Sophie Elliot also claimed first in the 200-yard butterfly with a 2:12.33 finish.
First-years Grace Malinger and Eliana Szabo took first in the 50-yard and 100-yard freestyles, respectively, with times of 24.81 and 53.23. In their other races which they did not win, they took second. First-year Audrey Soetanto finished first in the 200-yard individual medley with a time of 2:11.69.
The team of Xu, Lambert, Malinger, and senior Mathea Myhrvold also took first in the 200-yard freestyle relay with a 1:37.31 finish. The combined efforts of the team earned them a 187-75 victory over Gettysburg.
Next Saturday, Nov. 12, the Tartans will be hosting Washington and Lee University at 12:00 p.m.