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CLAREMONT, Calif. – The Whittier College Men's Soccer team scored on their opening possession and held on for the 1-0 victory over the Sagehens of Pomona-Pitzer Wednesday night.
With the win the Purple & Gold also spoiled Sagehens Head Coach Bill Swartz' opportunity for 400 career wins.
After an early opportunity by the Sagehens coming on a corner kick in the first minute was thwarted, the Poets were able to counter quickly. Connor Tait-Mole (Livermore, Calif.) was able to connect for the eventual game-winner coming off a feed from Ibrahim Abou Hashish (Cairo, Egypt) at the 1:21 mark.
This lead would hold as the Poets' defensive unit locked down allowing just ten shots the rest of the game with only three coming on frame. William Allgeier (Brea, Calif.) picked up his second career win, while at the same time posting his first career shutout. He finished with three saves.
Whittier was outshot 10-6 and was at a disadvantage on corner kicks at 6-3.
Tait-Mole led the offense finishing with three shots with all three being on goal.
Whittier returns home this Saturday, October 7 as they host Occidental College at 7:30pm.