No. 17 Tartans Score Seven to Defeat Bethany

No. 17 Tartans Score Seven to Defeat Bethany

(PITTSBURGH, Pa.) - The 17th-ranked Carnegie Mellon University men's soccer team scored seven goals in a shutout victory at home against Bethany College on Saturday, September 19. The Tartans improve to 5-1 while the Bison fall to 2-4-1.

Senior William Webb (Dallas, Texas/J.J. Pearce) opened the scoring on an intuitive play in the fifth minute when he challenged the defense and then picked off a pass. In the end, Webb got to the ball first as the keeper charged out and he finished into the open net for this ninth goal of the year.

Four minutes later, senior Stefan Dasbach (Philadelphia, Pa./Wissahickon) scored his second of the season off a header he put in the corner from a ball crossed by sophomore Ryan Stinebaugh (Houston, Texas/Strake Jesuit College Prep) on the side of the 18-yard box.

Webb again found the back of the net on a left footed shot in the 28th minute. Freshman Philip Petrakian (Redwood City, Calif./Sacred Heart Preparatory) crossed a low ball to the near post where Webb one-timed a shot to the same side past Richard Martinez in goal for the Bison.

Junior Devin Keane (Melville, N.Y./Half Hollow Hills East) finished the first half scoring with a strike in the 44th minute. Freshman Zack Masciopinto (Arlington Heights, Ill./Buffalo Grove) played a diagonal ball off the endline that Keane ran onto and calmly finished to the middle of the net.

The Tartans added three second-half goals by Stinebaugh, Keane and Masciopinto. Stinebaugh scored on a header at the back post after senior Jordan Friedlander (Rockville, Md./The Bullis School) lofted a ball from the corner of the 18-yard box while Keane and Masciopinto both scored off rebounded saved shots.

Senior Eric Bykowsky (Columbia, S.C./Irmo) earned the victory and shared the shutout with sophomore Andrew Ferber (Danville, Calif./Dougherty Valley) and freshman Alec Lam (Upper Saddle River, N.J./Northern Highlands Regional).

"We were very pleased with our play in the final third," said head coach Brandon Bowman. "Our movement off the ball was excellent and we scored some quality goals."

The Tartans will be back in action as they host Westminster College on Monday, September 21 at 6:00 p.m.

"We are excited to take the field again on Monday and hope to maintain a high level of play," said Bowman.