CMU football takes 21-7 win over Westminster College

Men’s Football

The Carnegie Mellon men’s football team headed to Westminster College on Saturday, Nov. 4 for their second-to-last game of the season against the Titans in New Wilmington, Pa.

Westminster won the coin toss and chose to defer, meaning Carnegie Mellon was first to receive the ball. During the first drive, the Tartans weren’t able to get far, and only traveled four yards over three plays, and a punt gave Westminster possession. The next few possessions for both teams were three-and-outs, and it wasn’t until the second quarter that either team got a first down.

In the second quarter, Carnegie Mellon got possession of the ball with 3:59 left on the clock. A series of short passes and an 18-yard rush put the Tartans on the Westminster five yard line. A four-yard rush put them at the Westminster one, and a short pass from senior Ben Mill to junior Dominic Voiland to put the Tartans up seven. Neither team scored again in the first half; as the teams headed into the locker rooms for half time, the scoreboard read 7-0 Tartans.

The third quarter started off with Carnegie Mellon kicking to Westminster, and the Titans started on their own 23 yard line. After going three-and-out, the Titans punted to the Tartans, and a 39-yard return by Voiland put the Tartans at the Westminster 14. Three rushes later, junior Will Squibb wound up in the end zone, giving the Tartans a 14-0 lead. The Tartans would score again in the third quarter when Mills found senior Ethan Reifer for a 14 yard touchdown, making the score 21-0.

At the start of the fourth quarter, Westminster found themselves on their own 46 yard line. After a 12-play drive spanning 66 yards, the Titans were able to put their first score on the board, setting the score 21-7, still in favor of The Tartans. Neither of the teams made their way into the end zone again, and to end the game, the Tartans took two knees.

The Tartans are now 8-1 on the season and in conference. They will next be taking on Case Western Reserve University at home on Saturday, Nov. 11 for the 37th Annual Academic Bowl with a 7:00 p.m. kickoff.

Men’s Soccer

On Sunday, Oct. 29, the Carnegie Mellon men’s soccer team traveled for the last time this season to take on New York University. Carnegie Mellon opened the scoring in the 19th minute thanks to junior Jake Slackman, who put it past the goalie following a long throw from junior Billy Boucuvalas and an assist from first-year Dominic Hoar-Weiler. However, the Violets put one in the Tartan goal in the 80th minute, tying the game. In the last 10 minutes of the game, neither team was able to put another in the net, ending the game tied 1-1. The Tartans recorded a total of 13 shots with four on target while New York University tallied 24 shots with nine on target. This tie put the Tartans at 7-5-3 overall and 0-3-2 in conference.

On Saturday, Nov. 4, the Tartans hosted Case Western Reserve University for their last game of the season. Case Western opened scoring in the 40th minute and got another one in during the 49th minute, giving them a 2-0 lead. Despite two shots on goal in the 84th and 88th minutes, the Tartans were not able to convert, and ultimately fell to Case Western. This loss put the men’s soccer team at 7-6-4 overall this season and 0-4-3 in University Athletics Association (UAA) play.

Women’s Soccer

The third-ranked Carnegie Mellon women’s soccer team traveled to New York University on Sunday, Oct. 29 to take on the 19th-ranked Violets. The first half remained scoreless, but in the 52nd minute of the game, junior Maria Askounis put one past the Violets goalkeeper, giving the Tartans a 1-0 edge. They managed to keep this lead until the 87th minute, when a Violet player managed to get one past the Tartan goalkeeper, making it 1-1. The Tartans weren’t able to get another goal in the last three minutes, giving the Tartans their fifth tie in a row.

On Saturday, Nov. 4, the Tartans hosted eighth-ranked Case Western Reserve University for their last regular season home game of the year. Though the Tartans recorded eight shots with five on mark and the Spartans recorded three shots with two on mark, neither team was able to put any points on the board, making it a scoreless game. As such, the teams tied 0-0, extending the women’s soccer team tying streak to six. The Tartans ended the season 11-0-6 overall and 1-0-6 in UAA play.

Women’s Volleyball

On Friday, Nov. 3 and Saturday, Nov. 4, the Carnegie Mellon’s women’s volleyball team headed to Geneseo, New York for the SUNY-Geneseo Invitational. They opened play against the host team Geneseo on Friday and took the game in four. The Tartans won the first set 25-15, Geneseo took the second 25-19, and the Tartans came back and took the third and fourth sets 25-18 and 29-27, respectively. The Tartans recorded 10 aces to Geneseo’s six.

The Tartans’ next two games were the next day and marked the end of the regular season. The Tartans first took on Rochester Institute of Technology and won over four sets. Carnegie Mellon took the first set 25-15 while RIT took the second 25-22. The Tartans dominated in the third set, 25-11, and won the last set 25-15. During their match against RIT, the Tartans recorded 14 aces and 61 digs. Their second game was against Fredonia State University, and Carnegie Mellon swept in straight sets, 25-13, 25-21, and 25-18, respectively. The Tartans earned 15 aces and had a total of 47 digs.

The Carnegie Mellon women’s volleyball team ended their regular season play with an overall record of 21-7, a conference record of 4-3, and a win streak of five. They will be taking on the University of Chicago on Friday, Nov. 10 in the UAA Championship Quarterfinals at Emory University in Atlanta, Ga.

Men’s Swimming and Diving

The Carnegie Mellon men’s swimming and diving team competed against Gettysburg College on Saturday, Nov. 4 in the team’s third dual meet of the season. The team won a total of 13 events and swept several of them as well.

Sophomore Arnav Deshpande, junior Christian Lanuza, senior Aleksander Tarczynski, and sophomore DJ Lloyd took first in the 200-yard medley relay with a time of 1:30.81, while the team of Tarczynski, Lloyd, Deshpande, and first-year Brayden Morford placed first in the 200-yard freestyle relay with a time of 1:23.04. In the 1,000-yard freestyle, first-year Miles Haraldsson placed first with a time of 9:59.00 while classmate Akira van de Groenendaal finished right behind with a time of 9:59.80.

In the 200-yard freestyle, senior Santiago Gomez finished first in 1:43.70, graduate student Willem Goedecke finished second in 1:43.81, and first-year Richard Chung placed third in 1:44.53. The Tartans also swept the 100-yard backstroke, with Morford taking first in 50.09, Deshpande taking second in 50.97, and first-year Ljubomir taking third in 52.94. The 100-yard breaststroke was yet another Tartan sweep, with Lanuza taking first in 55.90, first-year Aaron Lee taking second in 57.35, and first-year Andy Lu taking third in 58.04. In the 100-yard relay, Tarczynski placed first in 50.28, followed by Deshpande in 51.26, and first-year Paul Deynega rounded up the top three with a time of 51.74. In the 200-yard butterfly, first-year Henry Rosenhagen won with a time of 1:56.71, and sophomore David Zoota followed with a time of 1:59.26.

The freestyle races were also Tartan sweeps. In the 50-yard freestyle, Lloyd finished first in 20.28, followed by Tarczynski in 20.88 and Deynega in 22.05. The Tartans swept the 100-yard freestyle with Lanuza finishing first in 46.53, followed by Morford in 46.95 and first-year Cole Venters in 48.59. Gomez finished the 500-yard freestyle first in 4:46.63, followed by Goedecke in 4:49.09 and junior Andrew Klepchick in 4:53.19. Lu also won the 200-yard breaststroke in 2:05.90. In the 200-yard individual medley, Lanuza placed first with a time of 1:55.13, and Lu placed second with a time of 1:56.22.

The Tartan swimmers will head to Ohio for the Kenyon Invitational on Nov. 16, 17, and 18. The Tartan divers will host the CMU Diving Invitational, scheduled to begin Nov. 17 at 4:00 p.m.

Women’s Swimming and Diving

The Carnegie Mellon women’s swimming and diving also competed against Gettysburg College on Saturday, Nov. 4. The Tartans won 10 events and scored 168 points to Gettysburg's 94.

In the 200-yard freestyle relay, the team of sophomores Grace Malinger, Yitian Zhang, Eliana Szabo, and senior Zoe Jacobs placed first with a time of 1:38.65. In the 50-yard freestyle, Malinger took first with a time of 24.77. In the 200-yard backstroke, sophomore Savannah Xu finished first with a time of 2:04.86, junior Emma Hoffman took second with a time of 2;10.86, and sophomore Sophie Elliot placed third with a time of 2:11.93. Xu also took first in the 100-yard backstroke and the 100-yard butterfly with times of 57.46 and 57.48, respectively.

In the 200-yard butterfly, sophomore Audrey Soetanto touched the wall first in 2:09.38, Elliot finished second in 2:11.21, and junior Reece Whatmore finished third in 2:15.08. Szabo won the 200-yard freestyle in 1:56.22, and junior Katie Rock took second with a time of 1:57.74. Szabo also won the 100-yard freestyle with a time of 53.41. In the 200-yard individual medley, sophomore Audrey Lambert took first with a time of 2:11.46, and Soetanto took second with a time of 2:14.84. Lambert also placed first in the 100-yard breaststroke with a time of 1:06.74.

The Tartan swimmers will head to Ohio for the Kenyon Invitational on Nov. 16, 17, and 18. The Tartan divers will host the CMU Diving Invitational, scheduled to begin Nov. 17 at 4:00 p.m.