(PITTSBURGH, Pa.) - The Carnegie Mellon University women's soccer team stayed unbeaten in University Athletic Association (UAA) play with a 2-1 victory at home against 18th-ranked New York University on Saturday, October 12. The Tartans move to 8-2-1 for the year and 2-0-0 in UAA play while the Violets drop to 9-3 and 1-1.
Sophomore Stephanie Ramsay (Lake Forest, Ill. / Loyola Academy) was the first goal scorer of the game. She received a diagonal pass over the defense from senior Tara Durstewitz (Old Bridge, N.J. / Old Bridge) in the 37th minute. Ramsay took one touch with her left foot and then beat the keeper to the ball with a chip with her right foot for her first goal of the season.
The Violets were able to equalize in the second half in the 52nd minute. Nalani Ogawa was able to float a cross from the left sideline to the far post where Gabriella Funk timed the downward trajectory and headed the ball past senior Andrea Sipos (Bel Air, Md. / Bel Air) at the post.
Six minutes after the equalizer, Ramsay connected with freshman Alex Adams (Pittsburgh, Pa. / North Allegheny) in the Tartans' offensive third. Adams dribbled to the right and cut back to her left before firing a left-footed shot from just inside the 18-yard box over the keeper for her ninth score of the year and fifth game winner.
The Violets had two shots wide of the net in the 60th and 62nd minutes with their last shot attempt going high in the 86th minute.
The Tartans will next host the University of Rochester on Friday, October 18 at 5:00 p.m.