Stritter Leads #9 Tartans to 3-1 Win at Case Western Reserve

Stritter Leads #9 Tartans to 3-1 Win at Case Western Reserve

(CLEVLEAND, Ohio) - Two goals by senior Sienna Stritter (Menlo Park, Calif. / Menlo School) led the ninth-ranked Carnegie Mellon University women's soccer team to a 3-1 victory at Case Western Reserve University on Saturday evening. The Tartans finish the regular season with a 13-2-2 mark and 5-1-1 University Athletic Association (UAA) record while the Spartans finish the year at 7-11 and 1-6.

Stritter put in the game's first goal when her corner kick in the 27th minute curved over the keeper and in the far corner netting for her second score of the year.

Two minutes and twenty seconds later, sophomore Emery Noll (Matthews, N.C. / David W Butler) sent a free kick from 25 yards out on the left side of the field to the far post. Her service sailed over the keeper, grazed the crossbar and bounced across the goal line for her first tally of the season.

Stritter's second goal of the game came in the 34th minute when she struck a shot from 26 yards in the center of the field to the upper left corner. Freshman Ashley Akin (Minnetonka, Minn. / Hopkins) assisted on the play with a pass back to Stritter for the shot.

The Spartans broke up the shutout when Elle Zadina scored on a penalty kick in the 77th minute.

The Tartans finish the season third in the UAA and ranked first in the Great Lakes region. The Tartans will now wait to see if they receive an at-large bid to the NCAA tournament when the selection committee anounces the bracket on Monday, November 6 at 1:00 p.m. on