Men's Soccer falls to SCIAC leader Redlands

Post-Game Coverage By Andre Pegeron

The #2 Claremont-Mudd-Scripps Stags fell to #1 ranked Redlands 3-1 in a physical game on Wednesday night. A hard-fought first half ended scoreless, with the back line of Zach Doran, Jaison Kimura, Dylan Marriner, and Daniel Price holding strong, allowing hardly any crosses from the Redlands wingers. Chances were few and far between in the first 45 minutes, with the Stags’ best opportunity coming when Harrison Doyle released David Taylor for a left-footed shot that went just wide. Both coaches made the necessary adjustments at the break, and the field opened up for both offenses in the second half. Sam Ullman was strong in midfield, shedding off the relentless Bulldog defenders and holding possession for the Stags. Redlands broke open the game in the 62nd minute when Evan Keny-Guyer headed in Gabe Ramirez’s cross from a free kick. Matej Kustura doubled the advantage ten minutes later, when a long cross from Charles Izydorek fell to him in the box, allowing him to bury a short left-footed blast into the top corner of the net. The Stags had several close calls, namely a rebound cleared off the line in addition to a venomous strike from Jared Bernstein knocked wide by Redlands keeper Andreas Silva, who had seven saves on the night. Gabe Ramirez again played provider in the 81st minute as Richie Marquez redirected his cross from a free kick into the net. With the Stags fighting hard to get back in the game, Harrison Doyle pulled one back for the Stags, receiving a pass off a corner kick at the top of the box and placing a low shot in the bottom corner of the net. The Stags outshot the Bulldogs 24-14, but Redlands’ clinical finishing on set pieces sealed the game. The Stags played strong until the end but it was not enough to defeat the Bulldogs, who remain a perfect 14-0 in SCIAC play. The Stags fall to 8-4-1 in SCIAC and 11-5-1 overall.

Pre-Game Coverage By Andre Pegeron The Claremont-Mudd-Scripps Stags (11-4-1) are looking for revenge on Wednesday when the Redlands Bulldogs (15-3) come to Claremont for an intense matchup between SCIAC’s top two teams. Redlands came out on top 3-0 when the schools faced off on October 1st, but since then the Stags have been on a roll, going 5-1 and outscoring opponents 33-5. CMS will hope to take advantage of that momentum as well as the home crowd at Pritzlaff Field when they attempt to hand the Bulldogs their first conference loss of the season. The Stags have only one more regular season game before the SCIAC conference tournament, where a potential rematch against the #1 seed Bulldogs looms.

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