(GETTYSBURG, Pa.) - The Carnegie Mellon University women's soccer team opened the 2014 regular season as they defeated Gustavus Adolphus College 8-0 on Friday evening, August 29 in the first game of the Gettysburg Cup.
Senior Savina Reid (Briarcliff Manor, N.Y./Briarcliff) and freshman Sienna Stritter (Menlo Park, Calif./Menlo School) led the Tartans to victory scoring two goals each. Although, sophomore Megan Bartoshuk (Redwood City, Calif./Sequoia) struck early in the fourth minute to give the Tartans an early 1-0 lead. Stritter's first goal came in the seveth minute of play putting the Tartans ahead 2-0. The freshman struck again in the thirteenth minute to earn her second goal, after a score from Reid in the twelfth minute, to put the Tartans up 4-0.
Senior Jordyn Greenberg (Scottsdale, Ariz./Desert Mountain) and sophomore Delaney Lam (Thousand Oaks, Calif./Newbury Park) each added one goal in the first half of the game.
Reid scored her second goal in the 39th minute putting the Tartans up 7-0 to enter the half.
"We had a great start to the game," head coach Yon Struble said. "We were able to play a lot of players and had several contributors on the score card."
Junior Louisa Pendergast (Snohomish, Wash./Glacier Peak) scored the final goal of the game and the only score in the second half for the Tartans.
In goal, sophomore Katie Liston (Lakewood, Ohio/Montessori HS at University Circle) earned the shutout, making one save in 90 minutes.
"Overall, we have a young group and I was happy I could give them time to get their nerves out and their game feet under them," Struble said.
The women's soccer team will compete in their second match-up of the Gettysburg Cup Saturday evening at 7:00 p.m. against No. 1 William Smith College.
"I'm really looking forward to tomorrow's game against the defending national champions," Struble said. "It will be a true test of how our team stacks up, early on, against the best in the country."