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Liam Hall scored for the Stags in the regular season finale
Liam Hall scored for the Stags in the regular season finale

CMS Men's Soccer Finishes Regular Season with 1-1 Tie at Caltech, Prepares Next for SCIAC Tourney

PASADENA, Calif. - The Claremont-Mudd-Scripps men's soccer team finished out the regular season knowing that they were locked into the No. 3 seed and played to a 1-1 draw with Caltech after the Beavers tied the score with a late goal on Saturday afternoon.

CMS will move on to the SCIAC Tournament Semifinals on Wednesday and face either Occidental or Redlands, depending on the result of tonight's matchup between Occidental and La Verne. The Stags finish the regular season with an 8-3-5 overall record and a 5-3-4 mark in SCIAC play. 

Liam Hall scored for the Stags in the 42nd minute off a pass from Lukas Huntington, which looked like it would hold up as the game-winner, but Etienne Casanova scored for the Beavers with just 2:56 remaining to tie it up, enabling Caltech to end its season with a .500 record (6-6-4, including 3-6-3 in SCIAC). 

Redlands defeated Cal Lutheran 3-1 in an 11 a.m. contest, which left CMS locked into the No. 3 seed by the time it took the field at 2 p.m., and the Stags utilized their depth, playing 22 players during the game. Veterans Tommy Brown, Rafael Otero, Jake Allmon and Eric Sanchez played less than 35 minutes apiece as the Stags turned their attention to more meaningful games ahead. 

CMS will play either Redlands or Occidental on Wednesday hoping to make it back to its third SCIAC Championship game in the last four seasons, after winning the 2019 championship over Redlands and then falling to the Bulldogs in 2021.