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December 21, 2011
OXY SOCCER TEAMS RECEIVE NSCAA TEAM ACADEMIC AWARDS
LOS ANGELES — The Occidental College soccer teams were the only SCIAC school to have both programs earn NSCAA College Team Academic Awards.

November 16, 2011
SAKAMOTO, BRANDFORD AND MURRAY MAKE ALL-SCIAC TEAM
LOS ANGELES, Calif. — Occidental College men’s soccer players Reid Sakamoto (Honolulu, HI), Marcus Brandford (Seattle, WA) and Ben Murray (Sandpoint, ID) were named Second Team All-SCIAC on Wednesday.

October 29, 2011
RICHARDSON SCORES FIRST GOALS IN OXY WIN
THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. – There’s no better way to end a season than with a win, and the Occidental College men’s soccer team did exactly that on Saturday.

October 26, 2011
FOUR GOALS ON FOUR SHOTS BEATS TIGERS
LOS ANGELES, Calif. — On the first four shots they allowed, the Occidental College men's soccer team gave up four goals, losing to Whittier College 4-0 on Wednesday in the team's last home game this season at Lower Field.

October 22, 2011
SLUGGISH START HURTS TIGERS
LOS ANGELES, Calif. — The Occidental College men’s soccer team held off a corner kick onslaught from Pomona-Pitzer for as long as they could in the first half on Saturday, but eventually conceded a goal and the game, losing to the Sagehens 1-0 at Lower Field.

October 19, 2011
TIGERS IMPRESSIVE DESPITE SCORE
REDLANDS, Calif. — Ben Murray (Sandpoint, ID) scored a pair of goals for the second straight game and the Occidental College men’s soccer team was as good as its been all season in spurts, but the Tigers fell short in their quest to knock of No. 21 Redlands, losing to the first place SCIAC team 6-2 on the road.

October 14, 2011
A NIGHT ON THE TOWN
LOS ANGELES, Calif. — With the Disney Concert Hall and the high-rises of downtown Los Angeles in the background, the Occidental College Men’s soccer team took a break from the heart of their season to break bread with parents and alums at McCormick and Schmick’s on Oct. 8.

October 12, 2011
THREE SECOND HALF GOALS BEAT OXY
LOS ANGELES, Calif. — Occidental College was even with one of the better SCIAC men’s soccer teams for the first 44 minutes on Wednesday, playing Claremont-Mudd-Scripps to a 1-1 draw with each team recording seven shots.

October 9, 2011
OXY RESERVES COME CLOSE IN FRIENDLY
LOS ANGELES, Calif. — With most of their starters resting to give some of their younger players valuable experience, the Occidental College men’s soccer team lost a friendly to UC Santa Cruz 1-0 on Sunday at Lower Field.

October 8, 2011
PENTLAND SCORES SECOND CONSECUTIVE GAME-WINNER; OXY .500
LOS ANGELES, Calif. — At times it was sloppy and at times it was uneasy, but the Occidental College men’ soccer team finally found the net 57 minutes into their match with Cal Tech, beating the Beavers 1-0 at Lower Field on Saturday.

October 5, 2011
LARKIN'S PK SAVE THE DIFFERENCE IN TIGERS WIN
LOS ANGELES, Calif. — Occidental College goalkeeper Andrew Larkin made a diving save to stop Raul Yepez' penalty kick in the 16th minute, preventing Cal Lutheran University from taking an early lead and preserving what would eventually be a 1-0 victory for the Tigers men’s soccer team.

October 1, 2011
TOUGHNESS GIVES WHITTIER EDGE IN WIN
WHITTIER, Calif. — A similar theme was again the difference for the Occidental College men's soccer team in a 2-1 loss at Whittier College on Saturday.

September 28, 2011
EARLY GOAL BURNS TIGERS IN LOSS
CLAREMONT, Calif. — Sometimes in soccer, one play is all it takes to win or lose a game. On Wednesday afternoon, the Occidental College men’s soccer team was on the wrong end of that reality, losing to Pomona-Pitzer 1-0 at Soccer Field.

September 26, 2011
OXY RESTS LEGS, LOSES BIG TO WHEATON
LOS ANGELES, Calif. — With several starters resting their legs and recovering from minor injuries, the Occidental College men's soccer team struggled in a friendly, losing Monday 5-1 to Wheaton College (Ill.) at Lower Field.

September 24, 2011
Two goals in two minutes the difference in Oxy loss
LOS ANGELES, Calif.—There were two plays in the first three minutes that the Occidental College men’s soccer team wishes they had back on Saturday.

September 21, 2011
Tigers offense comes alive in home opener
LOS ANGELES, Calif.— On a perfectly executed set piece in the 36th minute, Garret Schwab headed home the first of three goals for the Occidental College men’s soccer team, sparking the Tigers to a 3-1 victory over the University of La Verne.

September 17, 2011
Larkin's impressive goalkeeping not enough in Tigers loss
CLAREMONT, Calif.—Despite goalkeeper Andrew Larkin’s best efforts Saturday afternoon, the Occidental College men’s soccer team dropped their SCIAC match at Claremont-Mudd-Scripps 2-1. Larkin anchored the Tigers defense all game long, fielding shot after shot.

September 14, 2011
Freshmen record firsts in Oxy win
PASADENA, Calif. — Freshmen Tyler Eng and Traylor White each scored their first career goals as Tigers, leading the Occidental College men’s soccer team to a 4-0 road win over Cal Tech on Wednesday.

September 10, 2011
Tigers lose in overtime
RIVERSIDE, Calif. — Doug Pentland got the Occidental College men's soccer team out in front with a goal in the 30th minute, but La Sierra University tied the game on a penalty kick early in the second half, then James Ross' goal in the 96th minute won it for LSU.

September 7, 2011
2011 Fall Sports Season Starts Today
LOS ANGELES, Calif. — The 2011 Occidental College fall sports season officially starts today with a trio of Tigers sporting events.

September 7, 2011
Men's soccer can't convert opportunities in loss
ORANGE, Calif. – It was a rough start of the season on the road for the Occidental College men’s soccer team on Wednesday.

September 4, 2011
Season Preview: Oxy men's soccer eyes postseason tourney
LOS ANGELES, Calif. — Earning a spot in the SCIAC postseason tournament is the focus of the 2011 season.