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Newly Ranked Tartans Record Fourth Shutout in 3-0 Win Versus Washington & Jefferson

men's soccer player wearing all white uniform dribbles to the left of a defender coming toward him

(PITTSBURGH, Pa.) – The 18th-ranked Carnegie Mellon University men's soccer team stretched its record to 5-0 with its fourth shutout victory of the season, topping Washington and Jefferson College, 3-0, at home on Tuesday evening. The Presidents drop to 2-3.

Inside The Box Score

  • Sophomore Chris Lee scored what would hold up as the game-winner in the eighth minute after a quick strike from the top of the 18-yard box with his left foot inside the left post. Sophomore Jake Kavan earned the assist on the play.
  • Junior Ethan Vertal added to the score line in the 33rd minute after entering the game in the 25th minute. He picked up a pass at midfield and dribbled all the way to the six-yard box before putting a left-footed shot to the far post past Charles Boldosser.
  • Vertal struck again in the opening seconds of the 38th minute after junior Diederik Schlingemann sent a long ball from the Tartans' defensive side of the field into the 18-yard box where Vertal brought it down on the run and then shot it hard over the charging keeper's head.
  • Freshman William Burger made four saves, all coming in the second half, including a save on a penalty kick in the 64th minute.
  • Vertal nearly made it a hat trick in the second half when his shot in the 75th minute was tipped wide by Boldosser before it caromed off the post.
  • Freshman Liam Ryan earned the victory in net for the Tartans, his fourth of the year, after playing the first 45 minutes with zero saves.

Player Thoughts

"Overall, tonight was a massive win for us," said Burger. "Although we started the second half a bit shaky, we soon gained momentum and began dictating the game again."
"In terms of my penalty save, I was super excited not only for me but for the team. We value securing clean sheets as much as winning, so I was glad I could do my part in helping us finish the game strong."


  • Vertal has six goals on the season, three times scoring twice.
  • The Tartans entered the United Soccer Coaches Top 25 poll this week at 18th

Up Next

The Tartans will host Bethany College on Saturday, September 17 for a 7:00 p.m. contest. It will be their fourth game against a Presidents' Athletic Conference member this season.