LA VERNE, CA — The University of La Verne men's soccer team battled for 90 minutes against the top team in the SCIAC and the Leopards scored a huge 1-0 win over the No. 25 Claremont-Mudd-Scripps Stags Saturday afternoon.
"We fought for 90 minutes and we had a burning desire to win," said La Verne head coach Trevor Persson. We had a game plan that we bought into and we matched CMS' intensity all game. It was a good all-around game for us."
The lone goal of the game came when DeRueda sent a long thrown in into the left side of the box. The ball took a hard bounce past two La Verne attackers and to a charging Kolodge who connected with a solid header to the back of the net.
Tristan Polakowski had a huge game for the Leopards grabbing 11 saves in the match to keep the first place Stags off the board.
Season Impact: With the win, the Leopards improve to 3-6 in conference play and 5-6 overall. The Stags fall to 7-2 in the SCIAC and 10-2 overall.
Next Game: The Leopards head to Pomona-Pitzer next Wednesday, October 10 at 4 p.m.
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