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Women's water polo wins Collegiate Division III National Championships.

Pomona-Pitzer won the Collegiate Division III Women's Water Polo Championships Sunday after Lauren Moore '05 scored against Cal State East Bay with only four seconds to go.

East Bay was ahead 4-3 in the third quarter, but the Sagehens evened it up early in the fourth. East Bay scored to move ahead 5-4, then Pomona-Pitzer quickly tied the game again. With 19 seconds left, Pomona-Pitzer called a time out to make plans to capitalize on its one-player advantage over East Bay, which had a player in the ejection (penalty) area. According to Coach Scott Smith, the Sagehens set up a formation to stretch East Bay's defense, and Moore, the teams' strongest shooter, was left open and scored.

Moore, who scored two goals in the game, was named MVP for the tourney, which was hosted in Haldeman Pool on Pomona's campus May 6-8. Also scoring for the Sagehens in this game were Lara Kruska (2), Toby Branz and Cherise Saito.

Pomona-Pitzer (pictured in white caps above in a previous match) competes in the Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference, where the team finished the season in second place. The Pomona-Pitzer women’s water polo team is consistently ranked in the top 5 nationally among Division III schools.

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