Last-Second Goal Gives Tartans 1-0 Victory at #16 John Carroll
(UNIVERSITY HEIGHTS, Ohio) – The Carnegie Mellon University men's soccer team advanced to 4-0 for the season with a 1-0 victory at 16th-ranked John Carroll University on Saturday, September 10. The Blue Streaks fall to 2-2 for the year.
With time ticking down in the second half, the Tartans earned a corner kick after a defender cleared the ball out following a pass lofted into the box. Senior Josh Baugh served the corner kick to the near post around the six-yard box. The ball wasn't cleared by the defense and senior Mason Shockley was able to get a touch on it inside the box to freshman Brendan Schonwetter who was unmarked and was able to quickly take the shot that screamed past the keeper and a defender on the post.
Thoughts from head coach Brandon Bowman
"John Carroll is a very talented team. We held strong defensively and showed real grit. In the end, we created a couple of clear chances and we were able to score off a last-second corner. We give great credit to our guys for showing true resilience and earning the victory."
Inside The Box Score
- Freshman Liam Ryan earned his third win of the season in goal recording six saves.
- The Tartans were credited with two team saves in the first half while the Blue Streaks also hit the right post with a shot in the first 14 minutes.
- Sophomore Alejandro Fernandez had the Tartans' first shot on goal in the 27th minute.
- Baugh had a shot on goal in the second half while senior Jason Edmunds hit the crossbar with a shot in the 83rd minute.
- The goal by Schonwetter was his second of the season and first career game-winning strike.
- The Tartans now have a two-game winning streak against John Carroll, also scoring late in the game in 2021 to win 3-2.
The Tartans return home for another non-conference game against Washington and Jefferson College on Tuesday, September 13 before hosting Bethany College on Saturday, September 17. Both games are set to begin at 7:00 p.m.