CMS Sports: Week in Review October 2nd

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On Saturday, October 1, Claremont Mudd Scripps football opened up conference play at the University of La Verne. The Stags were forced to battle back early after watching their senior Quarterback, Patrick Rooney, carried off the field on a stretcher in addition to giving up an early 55 yard touchdown pass. Junior Quarterback, Peter Kimmey, stepped up and showed composure going 14-29 and capped off a come from behind win with a touchdown pass early in the fourth quarter to sophomore Wide Receiver Greg Wilson. The CMS defense set the tone in the second half and helped keep the team in the game by forcing 5 three-and-outs. Junior Cornerback Kyle Hansen sealed the comeback with an interception late in the fourth. Junior Kicker, Chet Corcos, was clutch in nailing four field goals for the Stags.

Men’s soccer suffered a tough conference loss to Redlands on Saturday, October 1 falling to the Bulldogs, who are currently undefeated, 3-0. The Stags outshot Redlands 27-14, but could not put one in and were shut out for only the second time this season. CMS is now 3-2-1 in conference play and fourth place in the SCIAC.

Women’s soccer also lost to Redlands in an extremely close match that came down to the final minutes. The Athenas played solid in the first half, putting in an early goal courtesy of junior Madi Shove (her fifth of the year). Sophomore Keeper, Hannah Dunham, and the CMS defense were also solid in the first half and lead the Athenas into half time up 1-0. However, Redlands struck early in the second half to tie it up. Later in the half sophomore Defender, Amy Hershberger, went down with a leg injury and as the play continued a Redlands forward was able to sneak past the vulnerable CMS defense and put in the go-ahead goal. The Athenas battled back and took multiple shots in the closing minutes of the game, but could not convert and ended up losing 2-1.

Cross country competed in the Pomona-Pitzer Invite on Saturday, October 1. Dan Maxwell and Tyler Robinson were the first Stags to finish in the 8k and lead CMS to a 10th place overall finish. The women finished seventh overall and beat four SCIAC teams. Adele Eslinger and Lisa Beem finished first and second for the Athenas in the 6k with times of 23:13.7 and 23:16.8 (30th and 31st overall).

Following a great week with two conference wins, women’s volleyball traveled to #25 Occidental. The two teams battled it out in the first three matches, but the Athenas entered the fourth match up 2-1. Occidental looked as if they were going to force a fifth match, but the Athenas came from behind and Freshman Regina Mullen finished the upset with a game-ending kill in front of a stunned Occidental crowd. The Athena’s recent strong play and three straight conference wins has put them in a three-way tie for second place in the SCIAC.

Stags Polo finished 2-2 at the Lancer Invite on Saturday, October 1. CMS came close to upsetting #16 Cal Baptist in their opener, but ended up losing 16-15. Brian Chong led the match in scores with 7. Chong continued his solid play and helped the Stags knock off NAIA Vanguard University in their second match. On Sunday, the Stags went on to lose to #10 Concordia 17-6 and finished the day with a 13-7 win in their home pool against Riverside Community College.

Upcoming:

Stags football is at Chapman University on Saturday, October 8 at 7:00 pm. CMS will look to continue its two game winning streak.

Men’s soccer, currently ranked fourth in the SCIAC, takes on California Lutheran at home this Saturday, October 8 at 1:00 pm. You can listen to a live broadcast of this game here. The women will also be at California Lutheran at the same time Saturday.

Women’s volleyball will look to ride the momentum from their recent upset over Oxy and continue their four game winning streak at Cal Lutheran on Friday, October 7 at 7:30 pm.

Stags Polo opens up the 19th Annual Convergence Tournament against Fordham on Friday, October 7. The two face off at 12:40. You can listen to a live broadcast of this game here.