Men’s and women’s soccer dominant to open season

Fall 2018 has proved to be a successful season for Occidental soccer, with both the women’s and men’s teams posting winning records so far. Women’s soccer claimed the first place ranking in SCIAC following their recent win against the University of La Verne.…

Faculty members kick it with students on intramural soccer field

Five years ago, Professor Jamie Angell of the theater department formed a faculty and staff intramural soccer team named the Giant Squid. The team competes against the 14 student teams in Occidental’s 5v5 intramural league and is open to all…

Occidental women’s soccer on the cusp of playoffs

After a competitive season, Occidental’s women’s soccer team is in the middle of a tense playoff battle. With two matches left to play, Occidental trails University of La Verne, Pomona-Pitzer and Whittier College by four points and needs to surpass…

Premier League primer for the new viewer

The Premier League is the most physically and tactically demanding domestic competition in soccer. Talent is not enough — it takes mental strength and endurance to earn the trophy. Chelsea, Tottenham, Manchester City, Manchester United and Liverpool all qualified for the UEFA…

Blink and you’ll miss it: Crunch time in the Premier League

With more than 250 million viewers in North America alone, the English Premier League (EPL) is an international craze and garners fans from across the globe. With the eight-hour time difference between Los Angeles and London, EPL fans at Occidental face…

Wake up, America: It’s football day

It’s 2017, and one of America’s less popular sporting leagues is getting a minor upgrade. Atlanta United FC and Minnesota United FC are set to join Major League Soccer (MLS). Think it’s meaningless? You’re wrong. An increase in teams creates…

Mens soccer seniors step onto Patterson Field for final time

The seniors of the Occidental men’s soccer team (7-9 SCIAC, 8-9-1 overall) took the field for the last time against Pomona-Pitzer (8-6-2 SCIAC, 9-7-2 overall) Oct. 26. Despite outshooting the Sagehens 23 to 5, they suffered a 2-1 loss on…

Women’s soccer team celebrates seniors, draws with Whittier

The Occidental women’s soccer team (4-6-2 SCIAC, 7-6-2 overall) took on a tough Whittier squad (3-5-4 SCIAC, 5-6-5 overall) on Saturday, playing the Poets to a 0-0 tie. The day was dedicated to the team’s three seniors: Julie Khil, Kylie…

Keck Kickers crush intramural competition

Maybe they are destined for greatness, or maybe they are just an intramural team. Regardless, the Keck Kickers have become one of the most talked-about teams in the history of Occidental’s intramural sports program — well, if not the most…

Sports without fans are not worth a penny

On Feb. 6, after 77 minutes of gameplay, over 10,000 Liverpool Football Club (FC) supporters walked out of the team’s match against Sunderland AFC at Anfield, Liverpool’s home ground. Supporters were making a stand against the recent ticket price hikes…

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