This week in Pomona-Pitzer Athletics saw two days of rain wreak havoc with various schedules, but not enough to prevent some impressive performances from the Sagehens.
Perhaps the most impressive one-day performance of the year was put forth by Simon Rosenbaum '16 of the Baseball team, who had a day to remember on Sunday at Redlands. After the Friday and Saturday games were rained out, the Sagehens were finally able to play two on Sunday and Rosenbaum played as if he was annoyed at having to wait around to finally take the field. He finished the doubleheader a perfect 8-for-8 at the plate, with a homer, three doubles and 10 RBI as Pomona-Pitzer earned the doubleheader sweep. He batted 3-for-3 with a homer, two doubles and eight RBI in the opener as the Sagehens won 11-7, and then batted 5-for-5 with three runs scored and two RBI in the nightcap, capping off his day with two hits in one inning in a 14-4 win.
Rosenbaum had some support from elsewhere, as Kevin Kannappan '16 threw 2.2 innings of strong relief in the opener to help secure the win for starting pitcher Jake Bruml '15. Lane Miles '17 had his third straight strong start in the nightcap, going seven strong innings to get the win to improve to 2-1 on the season, while Tanner Nishioka '17 had four RBI, including a three-run triple. The Sagehens complete the three-game series with a home game on Monday at 2:30 p.m. (rescheduled from Friday's rainout) and then face Whittier in a three-game set, including a home doubleheader on Saturday.
Women's Lacrosse also had an impressive weekend traveling north to the Tacoma, Washington area for three games and winning all three by double figures to improve to 6-2 on the season. The Sagehens defeated Pacific (Ore.) 16-3 on Saturday and then won twice in one day on Sunday, defeating host Puget Sound 18-8 and then shutting out Linfield 17-0. Ally McLaughlin '16 led four players with hat tricks against Pacific with four goals and two assists, while Jana London PI '14 had a career-high 10 goals in the win over Puget Sound. Grace Geller '16 had four goals in the Linfield win, while Gaby Fukumura '17 had a shutout in goal.
Women's Tennis picked the right weekend to avoid the rain in Southern California by traveling to the ITA Indoor Nationals in Greencastle, Indiana (hosted by DePauw). The Sagehens began the three-day tournament by edging SCIAC rival Redlands 5-4 in a tight match, with Rosemary Pelch '17 providing the clinching point at No. 5 singles with a 6-2, 6-2 win. Pomona-Pitzer, which is ranked No. 10 nationally, then had a pair of narrow defeats to fellow top 10 opponents, falling 6-3 to No. 7 Johns Hopkins and 6-3 to No. 8 University of Chicago. Mae Coyiuto '16 had a perfect weekend in singles, going 3-0, while she and doubles partner Arthi Padmanabhan '14 provided all three points against Chicago with a win at No. 3 doubles, followed by victories at No. 2 and No. 4 singles, respectively. The Sagehens host Mary Washington on Friday at 2 p.m. at the Pauley Tennis Complex.
Women's Water Polo competed in four matches at the Cal Lutheran Invitational and split with two wins and two losses. The Sagehens edged Villanova 9-8 to start the weekend on Friday and then capped it off with a 7-5 win over Sonoma State in the final match on Saturday. Megan Snow ‘16 had two goals in the Villanova win, while Sarah Westcott '15 had four in a 13-12 loss to CSU Bakersfield on Friday. Alyssa Woodward PI '15 had four goals and Ahsha Earwood '17 had 16 saves in the Sonoma State victory. Pomona-Pitzer will co-host the annual Convergence Tournament this weekend with four matches at Haldeman Pool, facing Long Beach State and Cal State Monterey Bay on Friday, and UC Irvine and UC San Diego on Saturday.
Some good news came from the winter season, as Women's Swimming and Diving had its 800-yard freestyle relay team qualify for nationals. Alex Lincoln '14, Vicky Gyorffy '15, Maki Tohmon '17 and Kay Sterner '17 will travel to the NCAA Division III Championships in Indianapolis next month after earning their qualification in the 800, and will also get to compete in all of the events where they earned provisional cuts. The quartet will compete in all three freestyle relays (200, 400, 800), while Lincoln will compete in the 100-yard freestyle, Tohmon will race in the 200-yard individual medley, and Sterner will compete in the 500-yard and 1650-yard freestyle relays.
The Men's Basketball team hosted a SCIAC semifinal game on Friday in front of a raucous student section, but fell to eventual SCIAC Tournament champion Chapman 69-54. Kyle McAndrews '15 was stellar in defeat for the Sagehens, scoring a game-high 26 points and passing the 1,000-point plateau in only his third season (he now has 1,023).
This Week's Schedule
Home Games in Bold
Monday, March 3
Men's Golf at Las Vegas Desert Classic, 9 a.m.
Women's Golf at Las Vegas Desert Classic., 9 a.m.
Baseball (H) vs. Redlands, 2:30 p.m.
Thursday, March 6
Men's Tennis (H) vs. Mary Washington, 4 p.m.
Friday, March 7
Women's Water Polo (H) vs. Long Beach State, 2 p.m.
Women's Tennis (H) vs. Mary Washington, 2 p.m.
Baseball at Whittier, 2:30 p.m.
Women's Water Polo (H) vs. Cal State Monterey Bay, 6 p.m.
Saturday, March 8
Men's Track and Field (H) SCIAC Quad Meet, 11 a.m.
Women's Track and Field (H) SCIAC Quad Meet, 11 a.m.
Baseball (H) vs. Whittier, 11 a.m.
Women's Water Polo (H) vs. UC Irvine, 11:40 a.m.
Softball (H) vs. Whittier, 12 p.m.
Women's Water Polo (H) vs. UC San Diego, 5 p.m. Monday, March 10
Baseball (H) vs. Ithaca, 3 p.m.
Men's Tennis (H) vs. Trinity (Texas), 4 p.m.