ONEONTA, N.Y. – After a 3-1 win to start the season on
Aug. 31, the No. 9 Claremont-Mudd-Scripps men's soccer team played
in the Mayor's Cup Tournament hosted by SUNY Oneonta on Sept. 6-7
and lost both of its matches. In the tournament's opening game on
Friday, Franklin & Marshall defeated CMS (1-2) 4-0. Then
against defending NCAA Division III national champion and
top-ranked Messiah on Saturday, the Stags lost 3-0.
Franklin & Marshall 4, CMS 0
A slow start put the Stags at an early disadvantage as Franklin & Marshall jumped out to a 3-0 first half lead with two of the goals coming in the match's first 12 minutes. Franklin & Marshall outshot CMS 10-7 for the match, but CMS did have a 5-4 advantage in the second half. CMS junior GK Daniel Roberts had four saves in the match. Ben Beaver scored three of the four goals for Franklin & Marshall.
Messiah 3, CMS 0
Against Messiah, the Stags kept the game close as they trailed 1-0 at halftime. It wasn't until the 39th minute of the match that Messiah got on the scoreboard as Danny Brandt gave the team a 1-0 lead. Then in the 67th minute, Messiah extended its lead to 2-0 on a goal by Bryant Myer. CMS had a difficult time generating scoring opportunities as the team managed three shots including one shot on goal. Sophomore GK Joseph Mondello saw his first action of the season in net as he played 13 minutes and registered a save. Roberts also had five saves for CMS.
CMS returns to play on Wednesday, Sept. 11 at Pomona-Pitzer at 4 p.m. Video and live stats can be viewed here.
Both junior D Jaison Kimura and freshman M Michael Crowley were named to the All-Tournament team for their efforts during the two matches.
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