Poets drop 3-0 contest to Athena’s

Poets drop 3-0 contest to Athena’s

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CLAREMONT, Calif. – The Whittier College women's soccer team dropped a 3-0 decision Wednesday evening to the Athena's of Claremont-M-S to drop to 5-12, 3-10 SCIAC play. 

With the win, Claremont-M-S improves to 11-6, 9-4 SCIAC. 

Whittier came out of the gates aggressively both offensively and defensively making it difficult for Claremont-M-S to get any good looks on goal until the 16th minute when Madi Shove knocked in a rebound after Isabel Lester broke free on the right side and sent in a cross into the box.  Despite holding a two shot advantage (7-5) in the first half, CMS saw Whittier get several counter attacks that could have evened the score up at 1-1 going into the half. 

Coming out in the second, CMS tallied two early goals in the 47th and 55th minutes that extended their lead to 3-0.  The first goal came from Olivia Sylvester who dribbled down the left side and sent in a lob over Poet keeper Shanna Falch from about 25 yards out.  The second goal came from Shove who received a 1 v 1 with Falch.

Whittier would threaten late in the game but the Athena defense stood strong helping Claremont-M-S come away with the three goal victory.

The Poets were led on offense by Courtney Maddux and Madison Shipherd who each had two shots a piece.      

The Purple & Gold wrap up their 2012 season this Saturday, October 27 as they travel to Redlands to take on the Bulldogs with game time set to begin at 1:00pm.