Tate Scores in 11 Seconds to Set CC Record

Photo by Matt O'Haren
Photo by Matt O'Haren

(Bryn Mawr, Pa.) – The #16-ranked Dickinson women's soccer team remained unbeaten in Centennial Conference play with a 4-1 victory at Bryn Mawr College on Saturday.

First-year Meg Tate (Carlisle, Pa./Carlisle) continued to score a furious pace, following up a hat-trick on Wednesday night with a pair of first half goals on Saturday.

Tate wasted very little time putting the Red Devils on the scoreboard, taking a pass from Kyra Thomas (Watertown, Conn./The Taft School) and finding the net just 11 seconds into the match.

That feat breaks the Centennial Conference record of 13 seconds, set by Johns Hopkins' Sydney Teng in 2011 against RPI and the school mark of :59, done by Alyssa Carlow '04 in 2003. The mark for a conference match was previously 31 seconds, set in 1996. The goal is the fourth fastest to start a game in NCAA history with the top mark at just six seconds and the next mark of nine. Four players turned the trick in 10 ticks while three players have now found the net in 11.

Tate tallied her 11th of the season in the 15th minute to give the Red Devils a 2-0 advantage at the break as they held the Owls without a shot in the opening stanza.

Dickinson struck early in the second as well as Tate dished out an assist, finding sophomore Jessica Kiefer (Phoenix, Ariz./Pinnacle) just over three minutes into the half.

Bryn Mawr countered to spoil the shutout in the 58th minute before junior Ellie Harris (Cabin John, Md./Walt Whitman) closed out the scoring with an assist from first-year Sarah Hughes (Media, Pa./Penncrest) in the 69th minute.

The Red Devils held a 17-5 shot advantage and forced seven corners on the afternoon. Sophomore goaltender Carli Boyer (Silver Spring, Md./Bethesda-Chevy Chase) made three saves in the nets for Dickinson while Carley Hanson stopped six shots for the Owls.

The Red Devils improve to 10-1-4 on the season and move to 5-0-2 in the conference. They return home to face Haverford College on Saturday with a 1:00 pm kick-off.