This week in Pomona-Pitzer Athletics saw plenty of excitement, including the second straight win for the Football team, a pair of leapfrogging wins from the Volleyball team, and a school record 12th win from the Women's Soccer team.
In particular, it was a spectacular week for Allies.
Allie Frappier '15 put her name in the Pomona-Pitzer Volleyball record books with 40 kills in a 3-1 win over CMS, breaking the old school record of 35 held by Joanne Nielson since 1990. It also tied the sixth-highest total for a four-set match in NCAA Division III history, while matching the Division III record in the 25-point era.
Meanwhile, Allie Tao '14 had a remarkable week offensively for the Women's Soccer team, recording a pair of three-goal games to help the Sagehens move into a tie for first place in the SCIAC. She scored all three goals in a 3-1 win over Chapman on Wednesday and the scored three more goals on her Senior Day against Whittier on Saturday, finding the net three times in a span of 6:15 to help the Sagehens to a 6-0 win.
Frappier's efforts helped Volleyball to a 2-0 week, as she also had 25 kills in a 3-1 win Occidental on Friday. The win on Friday enabled the Sagehens to leapfrog over Occidental in the SCIAC standings into fourth place, while the CMS win on Saturday jumped Pomona-Pitzer over the Athena's into third. The fourth and decisive game on Saturday stretched 10 points into overtime before the Sagehens won the match 35-33 on Frappier's 40th kill. Pomona-Pitzer ends the regular season this week, hosting Chapman on Friday with a potential chance to leapfrog into second place.
Women's Soccer, meanwhile, set a new school record for wins in a season by moving to 12-2-1 on the year, including 10-2 in the SCIAC, tying it for first with Cal Lutheran. Alyssa Kim PI '17, Agueda Dudley-Berrios '17 and Julia Dohner '16 added goals against Whittier. Katie Tao '17 also assisted on the third goal from her older sister. Pomona-Pitzer ends the regular season with a home game against Redlands on Wednesday, before traveling to Cal Lutheran on Saturday in a battle for the SCIAC championship.
Football won its second straight game by defeating La Verne 31-23 at Merritt Field. Alex Bresler '17 threw for 188 yards and ran for 100, and had a unique first half in which he threw a touchdown (to Ryan Randle '14), caught a touchdown (from Brett Harper '16) and ran for a touchdown (a 53-yarder). Weston Staubus '14 had two interceptions, one of which set up a key fourth-quarter touchdown run from Harper, and broke up the final La Verne pass in the end zone to seal the win. Matt O'Connor '15 had 12 tackles and Kyle Roskamp '14 and Nick Sbadellati '14 each had nine. Pomona-Pitzer hosts Occidental on Saturday at 1 p.m. in its home finale for the annual Battle for the Drum.
The winter season also got an early start as the Swimming and Diving teams competed at the Malibu Invitational. Daniel To '17 had an immediate impact in his first collegiate competition, winning both the 200-yard backstroke and the 50-yard backstroke. Other freshmen also had strong debuts as Kyle Dalrymple PI '17 won the 50-yard breaststroke and Jason Lammert '17 finished first in the 50-yard butterfly. Cayla Nishizaki PI '17 was second on the women's side in the 100-yard freestyle, Maki Tohmon '17 earned several top 10 finishes in a field with many Division I swimmers, and Maddie Larkin '17 was fifth in the 50 back. The Sagehens will compete this week at the Whittier Relays.
This Week's Schedule
Home Games in Bold
Tuesday, Oct. 29
Volleyball at Redlands, 7:30 p.m.
Wednesday, Oct. 30
Women's Soccer (H) vs. Redlands, 4 p.m.
Men's Water Polo at Whittier, 7 p.m.
Men's Soccer at Occidental, 7 p.m.
Friday, November 1
Volleyball (H) vs. Chapman, 7:30 p.m.
Men's Basketball at UC Riverside, 7 p.m. - exhibition
Saturday, November 2
Cross Country at SCIAC Championships, 9 a.m.
Swimming at Whittier Relays, 10 a.m.
Men's Water Polo (H) vs. Caltech, 11 a.m.
Men's Soccer (H) vs. Redlands, 11 a.m.
Football (H) vs. Occidental, 1 p.m.
Women's Soccer at Cal Lutheran, 1 p.m.
Men's Water Polo (H) vs. Santa Clara, 4 p.m.