Women’s soccer drops to seventh place after losing third straight

Claremont-Mudd-Scripps took the women’s soccer team’s conference title last year. This year, they dealt the Panthers their third straight loss.

Before the Sept. 23 game, junior defender Megan Kawakami said Chapman was seeking vengeance against Claremont and was prepared to end its two-game losing streak.

“I think in high-stress and high-paced environments, we tend to panic a little in the attacking third and we happen to have come a little short on goals,” Kawakami said. “We’re a very responsive team and unfortunately, it has come to hurt us a little in these past few games.”

Chapman had five shots in the first half, compared to 14 from Claremont-Mudd-Scripps.

“The team needs to create more opportunities in front of the net and transfer our hard work into goals,” said sophomore defender Rachel Lustig.

Moving forward, Kawakami said she thinks that the team needs to be more consistent.

“It’s not that we don’t have the heart or the drive or we lack the technical and tactical skills, it’s just making sure we play as a cohesive unit with full intensity for the full 90 minutes,” Kawakami said.  

Chapman’s next game will be at home against the University of Redlands at 4 p.m. Sept. 27.

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