Sports Briefs

Sophomore outside hitter Hannah Wooten sets up a Tartan attack. (credit: Staff Photographer) Sophomore outside hitter Hannah Wooten sets up a Tartan attack. (credit: Staff Photographer)


The Carnegie Mellon football team lost to Westminster College 26–16 on Saturday. The loss drops the Tartans to 1–3 for the season.

The Tartans forced four turnovers: an interception by junior defensive back Samer Abdelmoty, another by senior cornerback Ryan Aitken, a fumbled punt forced by junior half back Zach Cree and recovered by sophomore cornerback Jacob Johnson, and an Aitken-forced fumble recovered by junior defensive end Jack Fagan. Sophomore running back Sam Benger totaled 83 rushing yards and a touchdown, and senior quarterback Andrew Hearon got 133 passing yards and a touchdown.

The Tartans will return to action against Bethany College on Saturday, Oct. 10.

Men’s Soccer

On Tuesday, the Carnegie Mellon men’s soccer team defeated Allegheny College 3–0. Senior forward Stefan Dasbach recorded all the goals of the day, his career-best. Senior goalkeeper Eric Bykowsky led the Tartans defense to their fifth shutout of the season.

On Saturday, the Tartans lost in the first University Athletic Association (UAA) match of the season, falling to Brandeis University 4–2. Junior midfielder Devin Keane and first-year midfielder Zack Masciopinto scored the only goals for the Tartans in the losing effort. With the loss, the Tartans fell to 7–2–1 overall and 0–1 in UAA play.

The Tartans will next play against New York University on Saturday, Oct. 10.

Women’s Soccer

The Carnegie Mellon women’s soccer team opened up UAA play against Brandeis University, winning 2–0 and remaining undefeated this season. The Tartans improved to 9–0–1 for the season.

Sophomore midfielder Tori Iatarola earned the first goal for the Tartans off a free kick attempt. Senior midfielder Louisa Pendergast converted a penalty kick attempt into the Tartans’ second goal of the game. Junior goalkeeper Katie Liston returned to the field for the first time since Sept. 5, notching six saves in the Tartans’ sixth shutout of the season.

The Tartans will next compete against New York University on Saturday, Oct. 10.

Women’s Golf
The Carnegie Mellon women’s golf team finished the 2015 Allegheny College Invitational fifth out of nine teams. The team recorded a team score of 719.

Sophomore Summer Kitahara led the Tartans with a score of 164 to place sixth individually. Senior Yoon Hee Ha finished with a score of 183. First-year Carly Jordan finished with a score of 188. Sophomore Emma Hoskins earned a score of 194 while fellow sophomore Ginger Glass ended the invitational with a score of 208.

The Tartans will next compete at the Generals Invitational on Monday, Oct. 5 and Tuesday, Oct. 6.

Women’s Volleyball

The Carnegie Mellon women’s volleyball team opened UAA play at the first UAA Round Robin hosted by New York University.

In the first match on Saturday, the Tartans took on Brandeis University, winning 25–13, 25–15, 25–19. First-year right setter Sarah Jurgens led the team with eight kills while first-year outside hitter and defensive specialist Lauren Mueller totaled six.

The second Saturday match saw the Tartans fall to Case Western Reserve, losing by 25–22, 25–19, 25–16. Sophomore middle blocker Eliza Donahue led the effort with eight kills while Jurgens had seven.
On Sunday, the Tartans lost to Emory 25–19, 25–13, 25–13. Donahue totaled nine kills while Jurgens earned six. The Tartans dropped to 19–4 for the season.

The Tartans will next play on Saturday, Oct. 17 at the second UAA Round Robin, which will be hosted by Case Western Reserve.