Sports Report for the Week of April 7
This week in Pomona-Pitzer Athletics saw Women’s Lacrosse begin the second half of SCIAC play with a statement win, and Women’s Golf produce an individual winner at the second of two SCIAC regular season championships.
Tiffany Gu ’16 earned the individual title for the Women’s Golf team with a two-day score of 154, winning by a single stroke. She shot a 78 on opening day to rank amongst the leaders, and then came back for her second round with an even lower 76, despite the windy conditions at Empire Lakes Golf Course. The 76 tied her for the low round of the day, and gave her the individual title by one stroke. As a team, the Sagehens finished fourth out of six teams, just seven strokes out of third place (Redlands) and 13 out of second place (Cal Lutheran).
Women’s Lacrosse traveled across the street to face CMS to start the second half of SCIAC play and dominated the game with an 11-5 win. Sarah Markowitz PI ’16 had five goals and Hannah Christenson ’17 chipped in with four for the Sagehens, while scoring on all four of her shots. Pomona-Pitzer led 7-3 at the half, and built its lead up to 11-4 midway through the second stanza and spent the final 15 minutes killing clock before CMS scored a harmless goal in the final minute. Women’s Lacrosse travels to Whittier on Wednesday, and then return home to face Chapman at 11 a.m. on Saturday.
Men’s Track and Field and Women’s Track and Field traveled to UC San Diego for the California/Nevada Championships, featuring teams from every division. The men had a pair of top 10 finishers as Ben Girodias ’15 was fourth in the 10000 meters and Paul Messana PI ’17 was eighth in the 800 after winning his heat. Ailene Nguyen ’16 contributed a top 10 finish on the women’s side in the long jump. The teams will host the annual Pomona-Pitzer Invitational all day this Saturday, with events starting in the morning at 10 a.m. and carrying through to the evening.
Baseball swept three games from Caltech over the weekend, with starting pitchers Jake Bruml ’15, Lane Miles ’17 and Mark Okuma PI ’15 getting the wins on the mound. All three games were ended early by the run rule (14-3, 12-1, 16-4), but the Sagehens had to overcome a 3-0 deficit in the sixth in the final game of the series before breaking it open with five runs in the sixth and 11 in the eighth (Pomona-Pitzer also had an 11-run second inning in the first game of the series as well). Simon Rosenbaum ‘16 was 7-for-9 in the Saturday doubleheader with four doubles in the opening game alone (five in the twinbill total), while Bruml had a three-run homer in his pitching victory. Head Coach Frank Pericolosi won his 300th career game in the series opener at Alumni Field, reaching the milestone in only 11 seasons.
Softball played two of the top teams in the SCIAC tough, splitting with Chapman and losing two close ones to league-leading Redlands. The Sagehens trailed Chapman 3-2 before scoring four runs in the fifth, as Aryana Yee ’16 started the rally with a triple, and Caitlyn Hynes ’14 added a two-run triple as well. Against Redlands, the Bulldogs were able to win a pair of pitching duels 1-0 in the opener and 4-1 in the nightcap (with two of the runs coming with two outs in the sixth to break open a 2-1 contest).
Men’s Tennis picked up a key SCIAC win by knocking off No. 15 Redlands on Friday 6-3. Connor Hudson ’15 won at both singles and doubles to key the win. The Sagehens fell to No. 1 CMS on Saturday but not before giving the Stags a strong battle in doubles, with Chris Wiechert PI ’14 and Anthony Bello ’17 winning 8-6 at No. 1, and Sam Crawford ’16 and Jonathan Kim PI ’16 going to a tiebreaker at No. 2. Men’s Tennis will host two SCIAC matches on Saturday, taking on No. 20 Cal Lutheran at 10 a.m. and Occidental at 3 p.m. Women’s Tennis fell to CMS 8-1 on Saturday after two starters were pulled from the singles lineup with injuries, with Mae Coyiuto ’16 picked up a two-set win at No. 2 singles for the lone point. The Sagehens host No. 15 La Verne this Friday at 2 p.m.Women’s Water Polo traveled to Redlands on Wednesday and picked up a 7-6 win, holding on after building a 7-3 lead early in the fourth quarter. It was the third time the Sagehens have won a one-goal match against Redlands this season (the first two were non-league matches at neutral site tournaments). Sarah Westcott ’15 had two goals to lead the offense, while Sallie Walecka ’15 had seven saves in goal. The Sagehens have a big road match at Whittier on Wednesday, and then host Caltech on Saturday at 11 a.m.
This Week's Schedule
Home Games in Bold
Wednesday, April 9
Women’s Water Polo at Whittier, 7 p.m.
Women’s Lacrosse at Whittier, 7 p.m.
Friday, April 11
Women’s Tennis (H) vs. La Verne, 2 p.m.
Saturday, April 12
Men’s Track and Field (H) Pomona-Pitzer Invitational, 10 a.m.
Women’s Track and Field (H) Pomona-Pitzer Invitational, 10 a.m.
Men’s Tennis (H) vs. Cal Lutheran, 10 a.m.
Women’s Water Polo (H) vs. Caltech, 11 a.m.
Women’s Lacrosse (H) vs. Chapman, 11 a.m.
Softball at Whittier, 12 p.m.
(DH)Baseball at Linfield, 12 p.m.
(DH)Women’s Tennis at Cal Lutheran, 12 p.m.
Men’s Tennis (H) vs. Occidental, 3 p.m.
Sunday, April 13
Baseball at Linfield, 12 p.m.