Fall sports season underway for Athena and Stag teams
With September past its midpoint, each of the seven Claremont-Mudd-Scripps’ fall varsity sports have had their first games, matches or meets. For a look at how the teams have done so far this fall and season previews on each sport, please continue reading below.
Both the Athenas and Stags have two meets under their belt so far this season. Next up for the cross country team is the Stanford Invitational on Saturday, Sept. 28.
The Stags opened the season with a 31-28 overtime win at Lewis & Clark (Ore.) on Sept. 14. CMS plays its home-opener vs. Rhodes College. on Saturday, Sept. 21 at 7 p.m. The team’s conference opener is set for Saturday, Oct. 5 at La Verne.
The Athenas are off to a 1-4-1 start with a win over St. Olaf on Sunday, Sept. 8. CMS looks to build on last season’s 11-win season. The next home match for the Athenas is on Wednesday, Sept. 25 at 7 p.m. vs. Pomona-Pitzer.
Conference play began on Wednesday, Sept. 11 for the Stags and they started out on the right foot with a 2-1, double overtime win at Pomona-Pitzer. With six matches already in the books, CMS is off to a 3-2-1 start so far this season. The next home match for the Stags is on Saturday, Sept. 21 at 1 p.m. vs. Occidental.
A three-set win over previous No. 9 Puget Sound on Saturday, Sept. 6 and a win over Whittier in the conference-opener on Tuesday, Sept. 17, has the Athenas off to a 9-0 start this season and a No. 20 ranking in NCAA Division III. The next home match for the Athenas is on Saturday, Sept. 21 at 6 p.m. vs. Caltech.
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Coming off a conference championship in 2012, the Stags look to win another in 2013. CMS is off to a 1-6 start with a win over La Verne to their credit. The Stags’ next home match is on Wednesday, Oct. 16 vs. Cal Baptist at 7 p.m. The team opens conference play at home on Oct. 19 vs. La Verne.
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