Tartans Get a Goal Late for a 1-0 Win

Tartans Get a Goal Late for a 1-0 Win

(ROCHESTER, N.Y.) – Sophomore Savina Reid's (Briarcliff Manor, N.Y./Briarcliff) goal in the 86th minute gave the Carnegie Mellon University women's soccer team a 1-0 win on the road versus Rochester Institute of Technology Saturday afternoon. The Tartans are now 1-0-1 on the year.

After two early corner kicks by RIT that amounted to no shot, the Tartans got forward. Sophomore Courtney Brant (Davie, Fla./Archbishop McCarthy) had a shot go wide in the 15th minute before sophomore Lucy Havens (Seattle, Wash./Holy Names Academy) fired a shot high in the 18th minute.

Play was contained between the 18 yard boxes until a shot by junior Rachel Contopoulos (Oakland, Calif./Berkeley) was blocked by the defense in the 39th minute.

RIT put pressure on the Tartans during the first 10 minutes of the second half with junior keeper Anna Albi (Cincinnati, Ohio/Summit Country Day) stopping two shots within 15 seconds. RIT was able to use counter attacks as the Tartans were forward and holding the majority of possession.

The Tartans used the saves by Albi as momentum to attack the Tiger net. Shots by freshmen Louisa Pendergast (Snohomish, Wash./Glacier Peak) and Carson Quiros (Atlanta, Ga./Whitefield Academy) were saved by RIT's keeper in the 63rd and 64th minutes.

Albi made another save with 6:45 to play before Reid tapped in the game-winner with 4:02 to go.

"We started a little slow today but saw great things happen when we made some subsitutions which speaks well of our depth," head coach Yon Struble said. "We possessed the ball well in the second period and played some of our best soccer to date."