The Sagehen Report for March 11
Arthi Padmanabhan '14 remained undefeated this season for the No. 12-ranked Pomona-Pitzer Women’s Tennis team (5-0 doubles, 4-0 singles), which defeated two top-15 programs this week.
The Men's Track and Field team set a new school record in the 4x1600 relay at Occidental, breaking the old school record by 40 seconds (l to r: Ben Girodias '15, Pryor Stroud '15, John Fowler '16 and Paul Picciano '16)
This week in Pomona-Pitzer athletics saw the Women’s Tennis team solidify its national ranking with a pair of wins over top 15 teams, and the Men’s and Women’s Track teams both set school records in the same relay event, making it 18 new Sagehen records in this calendar year (14 in swimming and four in track).
The No. 12-ranked Women's Tennis team remained undefeated by taking a pair of home wins, defeating No. 15 Trinity (Texas) on Thursday 7-2 and then defeating No. 13 Washington (Mo.) 6-3 on Saturday. Mae Coyiuto '16, Arthi Padhmanabhan '15, Lea Lynn Yen '16 and Jamie Solomon PI '13 all remained undefeated in singles this year, while Kara Wang '13 and Sammy Chao '14 remained undefeated at No. 1 doubles (along with Yen and Padmanabhan at No. 3). Solomon is 5-0 in singles this season after recovering from an ACL injury at the NCAA Championships last year, while moving back to the No. 1 spot for the first time against Washington. Padmanabhan is combined 9-0 this year (5-0 in doubles, 4-0 in singles), Yen is 7-0 (5-0 doubles, 2-0 singles) and Coyuito is a perfect 5-0 in singles.
Baseball took two out of three from Whittier over the weekend, winning the opener at home 10-0 and then splitting a doubleheader at Whittier. Jake Bruml '15 threw a shutout in the opening game of the series, while Nick Gentili was 3-for-4 with a three-run homer. In a 3-1 win at Whittier, Simon Rosenbaum '16 hit a two-run double to give the Sagehens the lead for good in support of Cameron Yen PI '16, who went the distance to get the complete game victory, allowing six hits and just one run in the first inning.
Women's Lacrosse had a 2-1 week, falling to Susquehanna on Monday and then defeating King's (15-12) and Berry (22-7) on Tuesday and Saturday. Logan Galansky '14 had a goal and six assists against King's, while Jana London PI '14 had six goals against King’s and matched her career high with nine goals in the Berry win. Ally McLaughlin '16 also added five goals against Berry, a high in her young career.
The Men's and Women's Track and Field teams both saw school records set in a dual at Occidental in the 4x1600 relay, with the men breaking the mark by 40 seconds and the women doing the same by over a minute. The men's team consisted of Ben Girodias '15, Pryor Stroud '15, John Fowler '16 and Paul Picciano '16, while the women's team featured Annie Lydens '13, Claire Brickson '14, Naomi Wagner ’13 and Lauren Collins ‘15.
The men also swept sprints with Titus Van Hook '15 taking the 100, Matt Sloane '15 winning the 400 and Stroud winning the 800, as well as the throwing events with Garret Bell '14 winning the shot put and hammer, with Chris Garnatz '15 winning the javelin and discus. On the women's side, Erin Delaria '15 set a personal best in the high jump for the third week in a row with a vault of 10-6, third all-time at Pomona-Pitzer, while Ailene Nguyen '16 won the long jump by a foot and the triple jump by two feet.
Women's Water Polo hosted its annual Claremont Convergence tournament at Haldeman Pool, and went 2-2 on the weekend, pulling out a pair of close wins against Cal Baptist (9-8) and Concordia (9-6) and falling to top 10 teams UC Irvine and Long Beach State. Sarah Westcott '15 helped key the win over Cal Baptist with four goals, including three straight in the second half to turn a 7-6 deficit into a 9-7 lead. Sarah Tuggy '13 had a terrific weekend in goal, with 43 saves in four matches, several of which were from point-blank range.
This Week's Schedule
Home Games in Bold
Monday, March 11
Baseball (H) vs. Ithaca, 3 p.m.
Tuesday, March 12
Women's Water Polo (H) vs. Conn College, 7 p.m.
Wednesday, March 13
Women's Golf at Augustana Spring Fling, 9 a.m.
Men's Tennis (H) vs. Haverford, 10 a.m.
Women's Tennis (H) vs. Vassar, 4 p.m.
Men's Tennis (H) vs. Rochester, 5 p.m.
Women's Water Polo (H) vs. La Verne, 5 p.m.
Women's Water Polo (H) vs. Azusa Pacific, 7 p.m.
Thursday, March 14
Women's Golf at Augustana Spring Fling, 9 a.m.
Women's Tennis (H) vs. Case Western, 4 p.m.
Friday, March 15
Men's Tennis (H) vs. Bowdoin, 10 a.m.
Women's Tennis (H) vs. Bowdoin, 2 p.m.
Baseball at Chapman, 3 p.m.
Saturday, March 16
Women's Water Polo vs. St. Francis (NY), 9 a.m. (@Cal Baptist)
Men’s Tennis (H) vs. TBA, 10 a.m. (Stag-Hen Invitational)
Baseball (H) vs. Chapman, 11 a.m. (DH)
Softball (H) vs. Cal Lutheran, 12 p.m. (DH)
Women's Water Polo vs. Wash&Jeff, 3:40 p.m. (@ Cal Baptist)