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#15 Tartans Lead Twice Before Tying #9 Johns Hopkins

women's soccer player wearing white and red striped jersey with white shorts sends a free kick toward forward

(PITTSBURGH, Pa.) – The 15th-ranked Carnegie Mellon University women's soccer team hosted ninth-ranked Johns Hopkins University on Sunday, September 11 and tied the Blue Jays 2-2 after leading twice during the game. The Tartans are now 2-1-1 while the Blue Jays move to 2-0-2.

Inside The Box Score

  • The Tartans opened the scoring in the 18th minute when junior Breana Valentovish got her head on the end of corner kick service by sophomore Alana Frederick.
  • Hopkins tied the game less than two minutes later with a corner kick by Katie Sullivan that snuck in the near post with keeper Olivia Brand unable to handle it cleanly.
  • The Tartans again took the lead in the 51st minute after a long service free kick by Valentovish was headed in by sophomore Catherine MacNichol.
  • JHU again tied the game when Breukelen Woodard poked in a loose ball inside the box in the 57th minute after Brand had to slide to clear out the ball but couldn't secure it.
  • Both teams recorded another three shots on goal.

Thoughts from head coach Yon Struble

"I'm proud of the effort today. We played an excellent team and battled for 90 minutes. To compete at that intensity for that long, as the fourth game in eight days, says a lot about our willingness to do whatever it takes to get a result."

"I'm looking forward to seeing how we take the lessons learned today, coupled with the mentality we played with for 90 minutes as we look forward to Wednesday's game."

Thoughts from senior Cami Bodden

"I thought the team played with a lot of heart today. It wasn't always a pretty game but we battled it out every second and scored some great goals."


  • The game was the second versus a ranked opponent for the Tartans this season.
  • The meeting was the second straight regular season game for JHU and Carnegie Mellon with Hopkins winning 2-1 last year in Baltimore.
  • Valentovish has recorded a goal in three straight games.
  • Valentovish's three goals this year are one more than her career total entering the season.

Up Next

Carnegie Mellon hosts Grove City College on Wednesday, September 14 at 7:00 p.m.