CMS Athletics Week in Review: October 27-November 2

Posted: November 4, 2014

Soccer

The Athena soccer team won its sixth SCIAC championship in program history while going 1-1 last week. CMS beat Chapman 2-0 and then lost to Pomoma-Pitzer 2-0. Makella Brems (CMC ’17) and Darrah Shields (CMC ’16) scored for the Athenas against Chapman and Molly Freed (SCR ’15) had four saves. As the top seed in the conference tournament, CMS hosts fourth-seeded Redlands at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 5. A victory will advance the Athenas to the SCIAC tournament final, hosted by CMS at 4 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 8.

Volleyball

The Athena volleyball team was 2-0 last week with wins over Redlands (25-20, 25-20, 25-11) and Chapman (25-17, 25-20, 25-13) to secure the No. 2 seed for the upcoming SCIAC tournament. In the two matches, the Athenas did not allow their opponent to score more than 20 points in any set. Megan Coleman (CMC ’15) had 41 digs in the three games and against Redlands, Audrey Breitwieser (CMC ’16) had a .562 hitting percentage and 20 kills. CMS plays third-seeded La Verne at 5 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 6 at Cal Lutheran’s Gilbert Arena.

Cross Country

The Athena cross country team won its 24th SCIAC title after a first-place finish in the championship meet at Prado Park. The Athenas are ranked second regionally and 14th nationally. Sara Mostatabi (CMC ’15) finished fourth, Carmen Mejia (SCR ’17) finished fifth, Caroline Willian (CMC ’17) finished sixth and Jen Lehr (SC ’17) finished ninth. All four runners earned First Team All-SCIAC honors. Six more Athenas earned Second Team All-SCIAC honors, including Bryn McKillop (SCR ’18 , 11th), Taia Wu (SCR ’15, 13th), Kaitlyn Spees (SC ’ 15, 15th), Roselyn Cantu (CMC ’18, 17th), Anna Shepard (CMC ’17, 18th) and Rachel Mow (HMC ’17, 19th). Mostatabi earned First Team honors for the fourth time, becoming just the 12th woman in SCIAC history to achieve the feat. The teams will race again in two weeks at the NCAA West Regional in Salem, Ore., on Nov. 15. The meet, which serves as a qualifying race for the NCAA Championships, will be held in Bush’s Pasture Park, with the men racing at 10 a.m. and women racing at 11 a.m.

Basketball

The Athena basketball team opened its season on Halloween night with an exhibition game against Dixie State from Utah. CMS won 65-52, scoring 38 points in the second half. The team was 33 for 46 from the foul line, with Jai Dungca (CMC ’17) draining all five of her opportunities. Kyra Ray (SCR ’14, KGI) hit four three-pointers and totaled 14 points on the night. CMS begins its regular season against Pacific Lutheran at 4 p.m. Nov. 16 at the Linde Activities Center at Harvey Mudd.

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