Teplitz Goal Gives Oxy Road Win

Teplitz Goal Gives Oxy Road Win

WHITTIERMatthew Teplitz scored the game's only goal as the Occidental men's soccer team got back in the win column with a 1-0 road win at Whittier on Saturday.

Teplitz, a first year from Chevy Chase, MD, has been a spark for Oxy's offense on the outside, taking players on and putting balls into the box. Earlier this season he had an assist against Willamette. 

Season Impact: Oxy improves to 7-4 overall and 6-3 in SCIAC. The Tigers jump up to 18 conference points and are currently in third place, just one point back of second-place Cal Lutheran which has 19 points. 

With five conference games to play, Oxy will be hard-pressed to catch Redlands for the SCIAC Regular Season Championship and the No. 1 seed in the conference tournament with the Bulldogs at 25 points, but can avoid Redlands in the first round and potentially host a semifinal if it plays its way into the No. 2 seed. 

The Tigers still have league games against Pomona-Pitzer, Cal Lutheran, La Verne, Caltech and Redlands remaining. 

The SCIAC tournament, which determines the SCIAC's automatic bid for the NCAA tournament, begins on Nov. 1.

Whittier falls to 3-7 and 3-6. 

Next Game: The Tigers are back in action at Pomona-Pitzer on Wednesday at 4 p.m.

Whittier returns to action against Chapman on Oct. 14.

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