Tartans Run Record to 9-2, Top NYU on the Road for 2-0 UAA Start
(RIVERDALE, N.Y.) - The Carnegie Mellon University women's soccer team, ranked 17th in the nation, traveled to New York University's home field in Riverdale, New York, for its second University Athletic Association (UAA) game of the season and left with a 2-1 victory to move to 9-2 overall and 2-0 in the UAA.
Graduate student Carolyn Botz (St. Louis, Mo. / MICDS) earned her ninth win of the season and is now tied for the career wins lead with 33 after allowing one goal and making one save in the game.
The Tartans scored the first goal of the game in the 42nd minute when freshman Maria Askounis (Bloomfield Hills, Mich. / Marian) followed her own shot that was saved and put in the rebound after her initial shot wasn't secured by Riley Felsher in goal for the Violets. The goal for Askounis is the second for her in UAA play.
After NYU had a few shot attempts off frame in the first five minutes of the second half, the Tartans earned a pair of corner kicks. The second corner kick in the 57th minute was played into the box by sophomore Sarah Scoles (Naperville, Ill. / Naperville Central) and headed down by junior Helena Spencer (Warrenton, Va. / Patriot) to a spot senior, and native New Yorker, Jocelyn Mayer (New York, N.Y. / The Dalton School) could get to it before the NYU defense and her lunging shot was poked past Felsher for the two-goal advantage.
NYU was able to cut into the Tartan lead in the 62nd minute when they finished their own corner kick opportunity. Gabriella Funk put in the goal after a deflection off the corner kick by Rachel Kim. Botz made her only save of the game in the 66th minute and the Tartan defense kept the home squad from scoring again but allowing just one more shot that was off target.
Carnegie Mellon will next travel to the University of Rochester for a 5:30 p.m. game on Friday, October 15 before a flight the Atlanta, Georgia, and a match with Emory University on Sunday, October 17.