Tartans Knock Off Chicago
PITTSBURGH, Pa. -- The Carnegie Mellon women's soccer team upset the #8 ranked University of Chicago Maroons 2-0 Sunday afternoon, Oct. 2, at Gesling Stadium. The Tartans up their record to 7-0-2 (1-0) and Chicago drops to 5-2-1 (0-1). This was the conference opener for both teams.
The Tartans' first goal came in the 10th minute off a free kick by sophomore defender Amanda Rose (Arvada, Colo./Arvada West). A Maroon defender deflected the kick off the left post toward the front of the goal. A mad scramble ensued and while Chicago goalie Andrea Przybysz was reaching for the ball sophomore midfielder Lisa Pascoli (Pittsburgh, Pa./Mt. Lebanon) tapped it in the empty net for her first goal of the season.
Chicago's best scoring chance came in the 58th minute when Renee Neuner took a shot that was headed into the left corner of the goal until senior defender Mollie Salpeter (Bethesda, Md./Walt Whitman) stepped up and cleared the ball out of the box.
The Tartans netted an insurance goal in the 87th minute when freshman midfielder Abby Coffin (Pittsburgh, Pa./Mt. Lebanon) headed in a free kick from Rose. The free kick was from just outside the left edge of the penalty box and Rose crossed it to the front of the net where Coffin's head met the ball. Coffin's goal gives her a team-high seven goals on the season.
Tartan freshman goalie Christie Adams (Kingsville, Md./Mercy) recorded her third shutout of the season to improve to 3-0-0. She wound up with five saves on the afternoon. Despite not scoring any goals, Chicago out shot Carnegie Mellon 13-5 in the game.
-- Courtesy Carnegie Mellon