SCIAC Men's Soccer Postseason Tournament Set to Begin Wednesday

SCIAC Men's Soccer Postseason Tournament Set to Begin Wednesday

SCIAC Championship Central

The 2019 Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SCIAC) Men's Soccer Postseason Tournament is slated to begin Wednesday, November 6 with semifinal action. The SCIAC Tournament championship contest will then take place on Saturday, November 9. 

For the second time in as many seasons, Claremont-Mudd-Scripps (CMS) garnered the top seed in the SCIAC Postseason Tournament and will be making its 10th appearance in the conference postseason since 2007. The Stags enter the 2019 postseason with an overall record of 12-3-2, highlighted by a 9-1-2 mark in league action. CMS has won three of its last four games and will look to secure a fifth conference tournament title having won four straight between 2009 and 2012. 

Redlands earned the second seed in the 2019 SCIAC Postseason Tournament after finishing the regular season 9-4-3 overall, 8-2-2 in league play. The Bulldogs, winners of four SCIAC tournaments (2007, 2008, 2015, 2016) having won seven of their final eight games and are making their 12th appearance in the conference playoffs. In addition to its four tournament crowns, Redlands has also finished as the tournament runner-up five times. 

Making its sixth SCIAC Postseason Tournament appearance, and first since 2013, Whittier travels to Redlands as the number three seed. The Poets, tournament runners-up in 2012, enter postseason action at 8-5-2 overall, highlighted by a 7-3-2 ledger against SCIAC competition. Whittier is looking to snap a two-match losing streak and is 3-2-1 in its last six contests. 

Occidental enters SCIAC Postseason Tournament action for the fourth time, and is making its second straight appearance, having finished as the tournament runner-up in 2018. The Tigers won four of their final five games to close out the regular season and take the field 10-5-4 on the season, 7-4-1 in SCIAC play. Occidental will travel to CMS for a semifinal meeting. 

Versus the Tournament Field

CMS
W vs. Occidental, 3-1 (Sept. 21)
W vs. Whittier, 1-0 (Sept. 25)
T vs. Redlands, 2-2 (Oct. 2)
T vs. Redlands, 0-0 (Oct. 26)
W vs. Whittier, 2-1 (Oct. 30)

Redlands
L vs. Occicdental, 1-0 (Sept. 18)
L vs. Whittier, 1-0 (Sept. 21)
T vs. CMS, 2-2 (Oct. 2)
T vs. CMS, 0-0 (Oct. 26)

Whittier
W vs. Redlands, 1-0 (Sept. 21)
L vs. CMS, 1-0, (Sept. 25)
W vs. Occidental, 3-1 (Sept. 28)
L vs. CMS, 2-1 (Oct. 30)
L vs. Occidental, 1-0 (Nov. 2)

Occidental
W vs. Redlands, 1-0 (Sept. 18)
L vs. CMS, 3-1 (Sept. 21)
L vs. Whittier, 3-1 (Sept. 28)
W vs. Whittier, 1-0 (Nov. 2)

2019 SCIAC Men's Soccer Postseason Tournament
Semifinals - Wednesday, November 6, 2019 (at highest seeds)
No. 4 Occidental at No. 1 CMS - 7 p.m. 
No. 3 Whittier at No. 2 Redlands - 7 p.m. 

Championship - Saturday, November 9, 2019 
Semifinal Winners (at highest remaining seed)