CLAREMONT, CA. – The Pomona-Pitzer Men's Soccer team fell to Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SCIAC) opponent CMS ___ in the second leg of the Sixth Street Rivalry on Saturday night at Pritzlaff Field.
Season Impact: with the loss, the Sagehens fall to 6-9 overall and 5-6 in SCIAC play.
The Sagehens' offense had chances to find the back of the net against the Stags but could not convert on their scoring opportunities. CMS and Pomona-Pitzer had similar shot totals in the game with CMS slightly outshooting the Sagehens 17-16. The Stags registered six shots on goal while the Sagehens only had four in the 90 minutes.
The Stags got the first goal of the match in the 35th minute as a ball launched in the air towards goal forced goalkeeper sophomore Bryan Diangson to come out and punch away. Unfortunately, CMS was able to strike the ball off of the clear and into the back of the net to take a 1-0 lead heading into the half.
CMS doubled up their lead over the Sagehens in the 63rd minute of the second half as a pass by William Barton set up Ethan Tyng in front of goal and the Stags took a 2-0 lead.
Pomona-Pitzer had a few big scoring chances in the second half, but the CMS defense was able to come away with some big stops to preserve its lead. The Sagehens had a good look in the 74th minute of the match with an open net, but a wide shot left the Sagehens scoreless. Another opportunity came in the 81st minute as some good ball movement inside the box led to an open goal. Fortunately for the Stags a nice defensive save kept the ball out and kept the Sagehens' offense scoreless.
Up Next: The Sagehens will next host SCIAC opponent Cal Lutheran on Saturday, October 20th at 11:00 a.m.