Stags Defeat Banana Slugs

Stags Defeat Banana Slugs

CLAREMONT (9-2) – The Banana Slugs finished off their two-match road trip to Southern California as they took on Claremont-Mudd-Scripps in Claremont. The Stags scored two first half goals and defeated the Banana Slugs 2-0.

In their last match, the Banana Slugs lost 2-1 in double overtime to Pomona Pitzer in Pomona on Friday while the Stags won 8-0 over NAIA member Providence Christian College in Claremont also on Friday.

In the first half, the two teams would play back-and-forth soccer for the majority of the half. With 12:51 left in the half, William Barton scored off passes by Nate Huntington and Harper Rubin to give the Stags a 1-0 lead. Four minutes and fifty seconds of clock time later, Adam Singer would convert a one timer off a corner kick by Nate Joseph to extend the Stags' lead to two.  

In the second half, the match was played at a back-and-forth pace. Both teams combined for eighteen fouls in the half. The last chance to score for the Banana Slugs came on a header by freshman Ben Blackfield, but his shot was saved by Stags goalkeeper Jacob Mays.

Blackfield had two shots to lead the Banana Slugs while for Claremont Mudd Scripps, William Barton had a match-high three shots. Andrew Pimentel had six saves in goal for the Banana Slugs. The Stags outshot the Banana Slugs 13-5 and had six more corner kicks (7-1) than did the Banana Slugs.

The Banana Slugs return home as they host Willamette University on Thursday at 4 pm.