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Men's 2015 SCIAC Postseason Tournament

Men's 2015 SCIAC Postseason Tournament

PASADENA, Calif. – By winning their second consecutive and 13th regular season conference championship in program history, the University of Redlands men's soccer team earned the top seed into the four-team SCIAC Postseason Tournament. As the No. 1 seed, the Bulldogs (14-3-2, 12-3-1 SCIAC) hosts the fourth-seeded Tigers of Occidental College (13-3-3, 10-3-3 SCIAC) in the semifinal match at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov.4th. at Farquhar Field.  The other semifinal includes second-seeded Panthers of Chapman University (12-5-3, 11-4-1 SCIAC) hosting third-seeded University Of La Verne Leopards (15-4-1, 11-4-1 SCIAC) at 4:00 p.m. on Thursday at Wilson Field.

Wednesday, Nov. 4
No. 4 Occidental College at No. 1 University of Redlands – 7:00 p.m. (Farquhar Field)
No. 3 La Verne at No. 2 Chapman – 4:00 p.m. (Wilson Field)

Saturday, Nov. 8
Winner of Occidental/Redlands vs. winner of La Verne/Chapman – Time TBD*
*Match played at highest remaining seed

LIVE STATS/VIDEO (Per SCIAC rules, streaming will be available at a cost for $5)

Ticket prices for admission to SCIAC Postseason Tournament matches are set by the conference and are as follows:

  • Spectators w/ current SCIAC ID (Students, Faculty, Staff) – Free
  • Children 12 and under – Free
  • All others - $5

SCIAC Postseason Tournament shirts will be sold at the event.

No. 1 University of Redlands Bulldogs (14-3-2, 12-3-1 SCIAC)
Guiding the Bulldogs to their 13th SCIAC Championship and second-consecutive title, Head Coach Ralph Perez has relied on his entire roster that is filled with youth and ambition to take the top spot. The strength of the defense is found on the backline in sophomore goalkeeper Josh Haskill. He has earned a 9-1-2 overall record while hauling in 41 saves and allowing a mere seven goals against landing him at the top of the SCIAC leaderboard. Sophomore forward Alexander Knox has put together a career-year by leading the Bulldog pack with seven goals.

No. 2 Chapman University Panthers (12-5-3, 11-4-1 SCIAC)
Claiming the No. 2 spot by tie-breaker rules, the Panthers make their third postseason tournament appearance in a row, this time they will be hosting a tournament match for the first time in school history. Junior midfielder Marco Saglimbeni and Boston Kimmel lead the team and are top five in the SCIAC in goals scored with a total of 16 between them. Kimmel adds another 7 assists to his success claiming the No. 2 SCIAC spot in that category.

No. 3 University of La Verne Leopards (15-4-1, 11-4-1 SCIAC)
Junior forward Nathan Gonzalez finished the season tied for the lead in conference goals with 12 and dished out 6 assists to end the regular season with 30 points as the SCIAC's overall points leader.

No. 4 Occidental College Tigers (13-3-3, 10-3-3 SCIAC)
The Occidental College men's soccer team capped one of its best regular seasons in program history. The Tigers have outscored their opponents 54-9 this season posting fifteen different goal-scorers throughout the season. Junior forward Morgan Bennett-Smith led the offense for the Tigers with 18 goals and 5 assists. Senior goalkeeper Theo Atkinson boasted a .892 save percentage allowing just 8 goals and posting 6 shutouts.

The winner of the 2015 SCIAC Postseason Tournament earns the automatic bid to the NCAA Division III Men's Soccer Championships.