The Claremont-Mudd-Scripps men’s soccer team (5-5-4, 5-4-3 SCIAC) experienced the full spectrum of results this past week. On Saturday, Oct. 10, CMS cruised to the easy 6-0 victory over California Institute of Technology, with five different Stags finding the back of the net. Midfielder Alex Censullo CM ’17 kicked off the scoring bonanza by knocking in a rebound off the crossbar, and then forward Hogan Marhoefer CM ’16 knocked in the first of his two goals on the day. The other Stags who were able to tack on to the score were midfielder Michael Crowley CM ’17, forward Michael Wagenveld CM ’18 and midfielder Aidan Johnson CM ’19.
CMS’s next matchup proved to be much tougher, as the team succumbed to a strong University of Redlands squad (10-2-2, 8-2-1) 2-0. Crowley, Marhoefer, and forward Taylor Lemmon CM ’16 worked to create scoring opportunities up top for the Stags but were unable to infiltrate the Bulldogs’ defense.
On Wednesday, Oct. 14, CMS engaged in a gritty defensive duel with the University of La Verne (10-4-1, 6-4-1), which ended in a 0-0 draw after two overtime periods. The team had playoff implications, as each team was fighting for the coveted fourth-place spot in SCIAC that secures a playoff berth, and it showed as both teams played a physical, hard-fought game.