The 14th Annual California Invitational this weekend will feature a preview of SCIAC matchups to come, and meetings with familiar opponents for the Stags. On Friday, the Stags will be pitted against the defending SCIAC champion La Verne Leopards. The Leopards earned two impressive wins over Chapman early in the season, but currently stand at 0-6 in SCIAC and 6-10 overall.
On Saturday the Stags will face two teams they have already seen this season: Whittier and Rutgers-Camden. The Stags took two of three from the Whittier Poets two weeks ago in a SCIAC series. CMS will try to even the score with Rutgers-Camden who bested the Stags 16-6 last weekend.
Sunday, the Stags travel to Redlands to take on the Bulldogs who stand 6-0 in a SCIAC games, tied for first with Pomona-Pitzer. CMS will face a Bulldog team with a chip on its shoulder, since the Stags knocked them out of first place on the final day of last season.
This weekend will be followed by a three game set with Chapman next weekend before resuming SCIAC play.