CMU Uses Early Spurt To Defeat Presidents
PITTSBURGH, Pa. -- Carnegie Mellon scored twice in the first five minutes and cruised to a 4-1 non-conference women's soccer victory over Washington & Jefferson on Tuesday evening at Gesling Stadium.
The Tartans (3-0-2) avenged last season's 2-0 loss at W&J in which the Presidents snapped a 17-match winless streak to CMU.
Carnegie Mellon attempted a corner kick just under two minutes into the first half and a loose ball was knocked into the net by a W&J defender for an own goal.
The Tartans capitalized on that momentum by scoring again two minutes later. Brittany Couture served a ball into the box that slipped through W&J sophomore goalie Mattie Follen's (Moon Twp., Pa./Moon) hands and into the goal for a 2-0 advantage.
The lead remained that way through halftime until Katie Davis netted her first goal of the season in the 62nd minute after corralling another loose ball following a corner kick.
The Presidents (0-3) got on the scoreboard in the 71st minute when junior midfielder Ariel Shasko (Irwin, Pa./Norwin) buried a free kick.
Courtney Brant tacked on an insurance goal for CMU with 10 minutes remaining. The Tartans outshot the Presidents by a 16-6 count and received one save from winning goalie Anna Albi, who played 78 minutes. Follen played the entire match for W&J and notched seven saves.
W&J travels to Wooster on Friday for a 5:00 pm match with the Fighting Scots in Ohio. The Presidents also have a Sunday contest on the road at Pitt-Greensburg (4:00 pm).