Defense picks up first SCIAC shutout in 0-0 draw with Stags
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CLAREMONT, Calif. – The teams need 110 minutes but couldn't find a goal as Whittier and Claremont-M-S both remained unbeaten in the SCIAC with a 0-0, double overtime, tie on Saturday afternoon.
The Poets (3-2-1, 1-0-1 SCIAC) showed their depth by playing19 total players. The bench accounted for nine of the team's 13 shots which includes five from Adolfo Santos.
Sophomore keeper David Diaz wasn't test much but he stood strong when the purple and gold needed him. He logged all 110 minutes between the sticks finishing with three saves to pick up his first shutout as a Poet. He is now 1-2-1 on the season in goal.
Whittier and Claremont combined for just three shots in the first half and a corner to each side. Despite earning three second half corner kicks to Whittier's one, the Poets outshot the Stags 8-3 in the second frame.
WC was held without a shot in the first overtime period but got off three in the final 10 minutes.
Both teams ended the game with a total of four corner kicks. Whittier put the only overtime shot on goal in the second OT.
The game totaled five yellow cards and 37 fouls and Whittier was whistled for offside twice while the Stags had three.
The Poets return to action on Wednesday evening as it hosts La Verne at 7 pm.