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Tartans Close Regular Season with 1-0 Loss to CWRU

women's soccer player wearing white shirt and red shorts dribbles forward with a defender on her back

(PITTSBURGH, Pa.) - The 15th-ranked Carnegie Mellon University women's soccer team hosted 10th-ranked Case Western Reserve University for its last regular season game on Sunday, November 7. The closely contested game ended in favor of the Spartans by a 1-0 score after a first half goal. The Tartans are now 11-5-1 overall and finish 3-3-1 in the University Athletic Association (UAA) while the Spartans advanced to 14-1-2 and 4-1-2.

The difference in the game came in the 13th minute when Anika Washburn was able to slip behind the defense on a forward through ball by Christina Hickson. Washburn picked up the pass and slotted a right-footed shot to the near side of the goal past graduate student Carolyn Botz (St. Louis, Mo. / MICDS) who dove in an attempt to make the save.

Both teams had three shots on goal for the game with the Tartans top opportunity coming in the second half when freshman Sophia Bastek (Greenwich, Conn. / Greenwich) fired a shot that Maggie Storti had to punch over the bar to prevent the equalizer for the Cardinal and Gray with 19 minutes showing on the clock.

The Tartans will now wait to see if they receive an at-large bid to the NCAA Women's Soccer Championship tournament. The bracket will be released on Monday, November 8 at 1:00 p.m.