This week in Pomona-Pitzer Athletics was highlighted by perfect weeks from the No. 24-ranked Men's Tennis and the No. 12-ranked Women's Tennis teams, which went a combined 5-0, as well as a three-game sweep from the No. 15-ranked Baseball team, which improved to 22-7 on the year as it prepares to entertain current No. 1 Linfield in a three-game series this weekend.
Men's Tennis had its best performance of the season on Friday, as it captured a 7-2 win over No. 17 Gustavus Adolphus, then followed that up with two 9-0 SCIAC wins on Saturday over Occidental and Caltech. Max Sabel PI '13, Chris Wiechert PI '14 and Connor Hudson '15 won at 1-3 singles and also contributed to doubles wins against Gustavus Adolphus. The trio produced similar results against Occidental on Saturday, while Thomas Low '16 won his second straight singles match as well.
Women's Tennis was nearly perfect on the week, as it captured an 8-1 win over Gustavus Adolphus on Wednesday and a 9-0 win over Occidental on Saturday. Mae Coyiuto '16 moved up a line to No. 2 singles and won 6-0, 6-0 against Gustavus Adolphus and 6-0, 6-1 against Occidental as she nearly had a perfect week. The Sagehens won 8-0 in all three doubles matches against Occidental, while the No. 3 doubles team of Arthi Padmanabhan '14 and Lea Lynn Yen '16 also won 8-0 against Gustavus Adolphus.
Baseball solidified its hold on second place in the SCIAC with a three-game sweep over Caltech, winning the opener 13-8, and sweeping the home doubleheader 14-4 and 12-2. Kevin Brice '16 and Erik Munzer PI '13 each had nine RBI on the weekend to lead the offense, while Nick Gentili '13 hit .533 with five RBI to push his batting average over .400 on the year. Pomona-Pitzer is ranked No. 15 in the American Baseball Coaches Association poll and hosts Linfield, which is currently No. 1 in the ABCA poll and No. 2 in the National Baseball Writers Association poll for a single game on Friday and a doubleheader on Saturday at Alumni Field.
Softball had a tough week, going 1-3 in four SCIAC games, but had a dramatic comeback from a 4-2 deficit in the sixth to defeat No. 22-ranked Chapman at home on Friday. Stephanie Boden '14 brought home one run with a squeeze bunt, and Ashley Morello PI '15 tied the score with an RBI single. Lauren Boden '14 then broke the tie with an RBI double before Fiona Riley '15 closed out the win by retiring Chapman in the seventh, her 15th inning of work on the day. The Sagehens host No. 19-ranked CMS on Friday, which it split with on the road earlier this season.
Women's Water Polo took a tough 7-6 home loss to Redlands on Wednesday in a low-scoring contest, but bounced back to defeat CSU San Bernardino 15-13 in a high-scoring affair on Saturday. Mahalia Prater-Frahey '15 scored a season-high five goals to lead the way for the Sagehens, who host Whittier on Wednesday, before traveling to face Caltech and UCLA on Saturday.
The Pomona-Pitzer Women's Track and Field team saw its 4x400 relay team move into seventh place in school history at SCIAC Quad Meet No. 3 at Occidental. The team of Katie Barton ‘15, Isabelle Ambler ‘13, Stassja Sichko ‘15 and Leslie Rice '16 earned a time of 4:03.93 to place third in the meet, taking over the No. 7 spot in Pomona-Pitzer history in the process. Barton earned an individual win in the 400-meter hurdles, while Ailene Nguyen ‘16 continued her strong rookie campaign with a first place finish in the long jump (18-1.5).
Erin Delaria ‘15 also added a first-place finish in the pole vault, clearing 10-8, while Alex Oxborough-Yankus PI ‘14 was first in the javelin with a 106-10, and Ellen Yamasaki PI ‘15won the discus with a 110-0. On the men's side, Ben Girodias ‘15 and Alex Johnson PI ‘13 finished 1-2 in the 5000 meters, with Girodias winning the event in 15:29.77, while Johnson was close behind with a 15:36.30. Greg Hook PI '14 broke 50 seconds in the 400 for the second week in a row, coming in second place with a 49.81. The track and field teams will host their annual Pomona-Pitzer Invitational this weekend, with events beginning at 10 a.m.
Women's Lacrosse took a tough 15-9 road loss at Chapman in a game that was tied 8-8 early in the second half before the Panthers pulled away, despite five goals from Jana London PI '14. The Sagehens host their final regular season home game on Wednesday against Redlands at 7 p.m.
This Week's Schedule
Home Games in Bold
Wednesday, April 10
Women's Water Polo (H) vs. Whittier, 7 p.m.
Women's Lacrosse (H) vs. Redlands, 7 p.m.
Friday, April 12
Softball (H) vs. CMS, 2 p.m. (DH)
Women's Tennis at Caltech, 2 p.m.
Baseball (H) vs. Linfield, 3 p.m.
Saturday, April 13
Track+Field (H) Pomona-Pitzer Invitational, 10 a.m.
Men's Tennis (H) vs. Chapman, 10 a.m.
Women's Tennis at Chapman, 10 a.m.
Baseball (H) vs. Linfield, 11 a.m. (DH)
Women's Water Polo at Caltech, 11 a.m.
Softball at Cal Lutheran, 12 p.m. (DH)
Women's Lacrosse at Occidental, 1 p.m.
Women's Water Polo at UCLA, 3 p.m.