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#2 Tartans Continue Streak, Top Ohio Northern 4-0

women's soccer player wearing a white uniform dribbles ahead of a defender

(PITTSBURGH, Pa.) – The second-ranked Carnegie Mellon University women's soccer team recorded another shutout, its sixth straight, and topped Ohio Northern University at home on Friday, September 15 by a 4-0 score. The Tartans are now 7-0 while the Polar Bears dropped to 0-4-1 after playing three top-25 opponents.

Inside The Box Score

  • Junior Cecelia Dieterich opened the scoring in the eighth minute after she finished off a cross by sophomore Jenna Hallbeck that was tipped by the keeper but not secured.
  • Fourteen minutes after entering the game, freshman Saveria Ulizzi gave the Tartans a 2-0 advantage after dribbling by and around a defender to the left and firing off a left-footed shot to the opposite post.
  • The third goal of the first half came in the closing minutes when senior Alana Frederick sent a corner kick to the back post where senior Breana Valentovish charged the net and got a piece of the ball to get it by the keeper.
  • Junior Ayana Curto used a feed from Dieterich in the final 38 seconds of the game to score her second goal of the season with a left-footed free strike over the keeper.
  • Sophomore Abby O'Connor faced four shots, the most this season, and went the distance to record her second shutout.
  • The Tartans also recorded shots on goal by graduate student Kaitlyn Montague, freshman Natalie Rayce, and freshman Sai Sankhe.


  • Dieterich now leads the team with five goals and is second on the team in points with 11.
  • The Tartans' seven-game win streak to open the season is the best since they went 9-0 in 2014.
  • The Polar Bears are the first team the Tartans have faced this season that played in the 2022 NCAA Tournament.
  • Today's meeting was the first between the two programs since the Tartans topped the Polar Bears 3-0 in the round of 16 of the 2019 NCAA Championship.

Up Next

The Tartans will play NAIA Point Park University on Saturday, September 23 at 11:00 a.m. at Highmark Stadium in Pittsburgh.