Thomey Nets Four In Victory Over Redlands

Thomey Nets Four In Victory Over Redlands

REDLANDS, CA. – The Pomona-Pitzer Women's Lacrosse Team earned a major road victory over Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference opponent University of Redlands, defeating the Bulldogs 14-6. It was a lopsided battle as the Sagehens played a strong first half and refused to relinquish their lead for the entirety of the match.

Season Impact: The Sagehens improve to a 3-1 record overall and in SCIAC play while Redlands fall to 2-4 overall and 2-2 in the SCIAC.

Lilly Thomey led the Hens with four goals while Sal Marx netted three with an assist. Freshman Sarah Woo added two goals with an assist and keeper Annie Price made 11 saves at the net.

Thomey opened up the scoring, just a minute and 20 seconds into the opening half off an assist from Sophie Hubbell. The two teams remained in a standstill for a while until 18:40 left in the half when the Bulldogs tied the game off a goal from Kelsey Ruhl. However, the Sagehens' offense found their momentum, marching down field and going on a huge 6-0 run for the rest of the half. Sarah Woo played a key role in the run, scoring two straight goals to put the Hens ahead 4-1. Thomey closed the half with a last second goal assisted by Woo to make it 7-1.

The Bulldogs came out firing at the start of the second half, scoring four straight to cut the deficit 7-5. The Sagehens' attack rediscovered its form and responded with an overwhelming run of their own. With 18:13 remaining, Lily Hermann started the second half offense with a free position goal to extend the lead 8-5 and spark a 7-0 run. Lilly Thomey kept the momentum going, following up with an unassisted goal and later finding Sophie Hubbell near the net to make it 10-5. Thomey capped her own run with a free position goal with 10:25 left. Following a goal by Sophia Silane, Marx capped the rally with back-to-back goals to make it 14-5. Charly Walter cut the Bulldogs' scoring drought with an assisted goal with 2:28 remaining in the game, but the Hens closed it out to secure the 14-6 victory.

Up Next: The Sagehens will next take on the Rhodes at home on Saturday, March 10 at 5 p.m.