Rochester Women Claim Third Straight Win - 2-0 Over Carnegie Mellon
ROCHESTER, N.Y. - The University of Rochester scored twice in the first 27 minutes enroute to a 2-0 women's soccer victory over Carnegie Mellon University at Edwin Fauver Stadium on Sunday afternoon.
The victory was the third in a row for Rochester – all in a span of 11 days – and its second straight win in the University Athletic Association. Rochester improved to 9-6-1 overall, 2-4 in the UAA. Carnegie Mellon lost its fifth straight game, it's third by shutout. The tartans are 7-8-1 overall, 0-6 in the UAA.
Next Saturday, both teams will be home to celebrate Senior Day. Rochester will host Emory University (1:30 p.m.; men play at 11 a.m.) and CMU takes on Case Western Reserve University (women play at 3:30 p.m., men at 1 p.m.).
Kerri Eden set up the first Rochester goal (scored by Carolyn Richards) and scored the second one, assisted by Jamison Seabury.
Neither goalkeeper had high numbers in saves. CMU's Andrea Sipos made three saves in 90 minutes. For Rochester, Emma Schechter had four saves.
Much of Schechter's work this afternoon was involved sprinting out to collect lead passes and crosses. The Tartans produced four shots – one by Katja Brackelmanns-Puig and three from Kaily Bruch.
Rochester had a fair amount of possession in CMU's defensive third but the Tartans were able to poke balls away or block shots.
CMU's first good chance came in the 13th minute when Bruch headed the ball from just inside the penalty arc on net. Schechter caught it just under the crossbar.
By then, Rochester had a lead. A ball was played up to Eden over midfield. She headed it forward where Richards was running step for step with a Tartan defender. Richards accelerated and pulled away from the opponent to get to the ball. Sipos charged out of net to challenge. Richards spoiled the tactic, chipping the ball into the open net before the game was 10 minutes old.
Ten minutes later, Eden centered the ball and Jorie Freitag tried to touch it in but the defense reacted quickly and smartly, blocking the shot.
Within three minutes, the UR lead was 2-0. Seabury came down the right touchline and struck a long ball to Eden in the penalty area, 10 yards from the endline. As Sipos came out to challenge, Eden headed the ball above her leap and into the open goal.