Women's Soccer: Sagehens Roll Past Bulldogs

Women's Soccer: Sagehens Roll Past Bulldogs

CLAREMONT, Calif. – Lily Gane scored two goals, the Sagehens played outstanding defense and the Pomona-Pitzer Women's Soccer team rolled on its way to a 6-0 victory against the Redlands Bulldogs Saturday afternoon.

Season Impact: With the win, the Sagehens move back into first place in the SCIAC and remain undefeated in conference play with a 4-0-2 record and improve to 6-1-2 overall. 

Pomona-Pitzer makes it two straight shutout wins after beating Chapman 2-0 on Wednesday.

The Bulldogs drop to 2-6-1 overall and 1-4-1 in the SCIAC.

The Sagehens came out the gate aggressive, pelting the Bulldogs with seven shots in the first 15 minutes of action. Redlands keeper Hannah Menk kept the game even, racking up five saves during the stretch.

Pomona-Pitzer found the back of the net 17 minutes in when Abby Onderwyzer Gold slipped a pass through the left side of the box to Alyssa Kim who found the back of the net. 

The Sagehens added to their lead with seven minutes left in the half when Sara Sherburne found Peri Cuppens at top of the box who drilled the ball off the top left corner of the post and bounced in for a 2-0 lead.

Pomona-Pitzer's midfield and defense did a solid job keeping the ball away from keeper Corey Goelz, limiting the Bulldogs to just four total shots. 

"It's their mentality to lock it down at home," said head coach Jennifer Scanlon. "They were really organized and made good decisions. Our possession out of the back was really good today, and it allowed us to build up form their."

Goelz totalled two saves and recorded her first complete game shutout of the season.

The Sagehens have yet to give up a goal on their home field. 

The second half scoring explosion was led by Danika Bethune, who gathered the ball off a Sofia Barsher corner kick and found the back of the net in the 58th minute.

Natasha Thornton-Clark made it 4-0 61 minutes into the game blasting a shot inside the box, gathering the ball after the save, and finishing with her second shot.

Freshman Lily Gane scored the first two goals of her colligate career late in the game, the first in the 79th minute when she caught the goalie off guard, stole the ball away, and sunk the easy goal. 

Her second goal came with just under four minutes left to play off an assist from Sabrina Wilk.

"Today was our best 90 minute game," said Scanlon. Putting together the full package that was our goal. We haven't done that yet this season so that was a great result for us."

Next Game: Pomona-Pitzer hosts the La Verne Leopards next Wednesday at 4 p.m.