Stag soccer loses shootout to Chapman, fails to advance in SCIAC Tournament

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Kevin Proudfoot HM ’21 takes a strike during the Stags’ game against Chapman Nov. 1. (Sandra Sublette • The Student Life)

The Claremont-Mudd-Scripps men’s soccer team suffered a heartbreaking loss Thursday to the Chapman Panthers, falling in penalty kicks 5-4 in the SCIAC semifinal.

The game was a thriller, with neither side finding a way to crack through the other’s defense in both regulation and overtime combined.

Chandler Siemonsma, the Panthers goalkeeper, put his team on his back, saving all five shots on goal before the final overtime whistle and finding a way to block Aidan Johnson’s CM ’19 penalty kick to ultimately win the game.

The Stags had a stellar regular season, finishing first in conference play with a 12-2 record.

This type of game represented familiar territory for the CMS defense, which now boasts an impressive .220 goals against average. However, their offense stalled up, and the Stags could not find a way to send themselves to the SCIAC championship Saturday.

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