CMS Women's Soccer Moves to 4-2-2 In SCIAC with 5-0 Win at Caltech

Elizabeth Ueland had a second-half goal to help CMS to the win at Caltech (photo by Tessa Guerra)
Elizabeth Ueland had a second-half goal to help CMS to the win at Caltech (photo by Tessa Guerra)

PASADENA, Calif. - Senior Rhiann Holman scored a goal in each half as the Claremont-Mudd-Scripps women's soccer team picked up three big road points with a 5-0 win at Caltech on Wednesday afternoon at North Stadium.

With the win, CMS moves to 8-2-3 on the season and 4-2-2 in the SCIAC, helping its quest to earn a SCIAC Tournament berth with 14 league points and four games remaining. The Athenas still have three games remaining against the other three teams currently in the SCIAC's top four (Pomona-Pitzer, Cal Lutheran, Chapman) and a rematch at home with Caltech still to come. 

Holman got the scoring started for CMS in the 12th minute, when she converted off a pass from fellow senior Kira Favakeh to put the Athenas ahead 1-0 with her fourth goal of the season. The Athenas were able to extend the lead to 2-0 just over eight minutes later, as junior Aarthi Namasivayam headed in a bouncing ball in the box, just one minute after she checked into the game, to double the CMS advantage. 

The Athenas then came out strong in the second half, scoring three times in the first 17 minutes after halftime. Favakeh scored 4:29 into the second half when she put in a rebound after a shot from fellow senior Gabby Clouse was saved to stretch the lead to 3-0. 

Sophomore Elizabeth Ueland then got into the scoring column at the 59:56 mark when she finished off some quick passing with assists going to senior Sarah Tocher and sophomore Lauryn Jeans. Just 1:13 later, Holman found the net for the second time on the afternoon to make it a 5-0 game. 

Sophomore Athena Manthouli made the start in goal for CMS and had one save over 60 minutes, while sophomore Rosey Sams came on in relief and made three saves to combine on the shutout. CMS ended with a 22-5 edge in shot attempts and a 5-2 advantage in corner kicks. 

CMS will be back in action on Saturday when it travels to face No. 7 Pomona-Pitzer for an 11 a.m. contest. The two teams played each other last Wednesday, with the Sagehens prevailing 1-0 at Pritzlaff Field.