The Sports Update
It was a tough week for several of CMS’ teams, as the Football team lost in triple overtime on the road and the Men’s Soccer team dropped a 1-0 decision to Pomona as time expired. The Football team traveled to Tacoma, Washington to take on the Loggers of the University of Puget Sound. The game started quickly with both teams finding the endzone, before the defenses settled, and kept the halftime score deadlocked 7-7. There were plenty of fireworks to come, as the Stags fell behind in the third, tied up the game in the fourth and then went ahead with a DJ Lillard (JR, CMC) run. The score after regulation was 21-21. Both teams missed field goals in the first OT, and converted for touchdowns in the second. In the third OT, the Loggers found paydirt, putting the pressure on the Stags to match their score. Unfortunately, the Stags attack was stymied. Ryan Larsen (SR, CMC) led the offense through the air with 277 yards passing. Ashton Clarke (SR, CMC) was a nightmare for the Logger offense, gathering 11.5 tackles. The Football team has the weekend off before opening up conference play October 4.
The Women’s Soccer team opened up conference play in stellar fashion, crushing Whittier 8-0 and dropping rival Pomona-Pitzer 2-0 before a rowdy home crowd Wednesday. Laura Hagen (SO, CMC) and Julia Nishioka (FR, CMC) scored for the Athenas. The Men’s team started conference play in similar fashion, posting 3-0 victories over Caltech and Whittier. The Stags played Pomona-Pitzer following the girls’ game under the lights Wednesday. After a defensive tug-of-war, the ball dropped to the foot of a Sagehen, who poked home the game-winner with seconds left on the clock. The Stags will get a shot at revenge on October 18th.
The Cross Country teams have opened their season well, with the men winning the Redlands Invitational and the women placing second. The men were paced by Florian Scheulen (JR, HMC) who won the Invitational and earned a SCIAC Athlete of the Week nod for his efforts.
The Volleyball team has been busy, posting a 9-5 record, including a spotless 2-0 conference record. The girls are in Chicago for the weekend, before returning to focus on conference play. The host Pomona-Pitzer September 30th.
The Men’s Water Polo has a 2-7 record overall, but it was to be expected after a challenging September schedule, playing some DI powerhouses like USC and Pepperdine. CMS and Pomona are hosting the 16th Claremont Convergence Tournament next weekend, with the Stags set to play 4 games in 2 days. Following that busy weekend, conference play will begin in earnest.
Make sure to check out cms.claremont.edu for schedules and updates. GO CMS!