CLAREMONT, CA. – The Pomona-Pitzer Women's Lacrosse team defeated Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SCIAC) opponent Whittier College 16-8 on Wednesday night at the South Athletics Complex.
Season Impact: With the win, the Sagehens improve to 6-10 overall and 2-7 in SCIAC play as they sweep the Poets on the year.
The Sagehens were led by junior Sallie Marx who had a season-high four goals for her first hat trick of the season to go along with two assists in the win. Sophomore Lilly Thomey also tallied a hat trick, her sixth of the season, with three goals.
The Poets were led by Lexie Meanor who had a team-high three goals in the loss.
Pomona-Pitzer got on the board first against the Poets as Long scored her first goal of the game just seven minutes in to take an early 1-0 lead. The Sagehens followed long's opening goal with three-straight after goals from Thomey, freshman Eileen Mahler and Marx to take a 4-0 lead.
The Poets found the back of the net for the first time in the first half as Emily Hanson scored to cut the lead down to 4-1.
Whittier went on to score another goal off of a power play to cut the lead down to two goals at 4-2 with 15:32 left in the first half.
Thomey came back with back to back goals for the Sagehens to notch her hat trick with 13:37 left in the first half to extend the lead to 6-2.
The Sagehens went on to score back to back goals as freshman Sonia Olson scored off of an assist from freshman Sophie Hubbell and Hubbell went on to score a goal of her own to push the lead to 8-2 and forced Whittier to burn its second timeout with 9:49 left in the first half.
Pomona-Pitzer added its fourth-straight goal after a Marx free position shot goal to take its largest lead of the half at 9-2 with 6:47 remaining but Whittier ended the half with the final goal to cut the lead down to 9-3 heading into halftime.
Whittier came out in the second half and scored three of the first four goals of the half to cut the deficit down to just 10-6 but the Sagehens responded in a big way by scoring five-straight goals from Hubbell, Marx, Mahler, freshman Christian Rowe and freshman Meridian Lee to take their largest lead of the night at 15-6 with 11:11 to go.
After back to back goals from the Poets, Long capped off the night with her second goal of the game with nine seconds remaining as the Sagehens came out with their second SCIAC win of the season.
Up Next: The Sagehens will play in their final regular season game of the year as they host Redlands on Tuesday, April 25th at 7:00 p.m.