CLAREMONT, CA. – The Pomona-Pitzer Soccer team drew with Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SCIAC) opponent La Verne 2-2 on Wednesday afternoon at the Pomona-Pitzer Soccer Field:
Season Impact: With the draw, the Sagehens move to 3-3-1 overall and 1-1-1 in SCIAC play while the Leopards move to 4-0-2 overall and 1-0-2 in conference play this season.
The Sagehens were led by freshman Chloe Hamer and Sophomore Megan Kuo who each netted a goal in the draw. Hamer has now at least scored one point in her last five games including a goal in four of those last five and Kuo found the back of the net for the first time in her collegiate career.
The Leopards were led by Mia Trugerro and Jessica Hernandez who each scored a goal.
La Verne and Pomona-Pitzer both had their offenses working in today's game as the Leopards tallied 15 total shots with 9 of them on goal and the Sagehens took 27 shots with 16 of them on goal.
The Leopards found their goals early on in the contest as they broke open the scoring with a goal in the 22nd minute as Trugerro scored off of an assist from Hannah Leone to take a 1-0 lead.
La Verne doubled their lead just over 10 minutes later as Alina Cobian played a long through ball to Hernandez who beat the Sagehens' backline and snuck a ball into the corner to go ahead 2-0 in the 33rd minute.
The Sagehens salvaged the first half as they scored their first goal of the afternoon in the 45th minute as a ball rattled around inside the box and eventually found the foot of Kuo as the Sagehens cut the lead to 2-1 heading into halftime.
Pomona-Pitzer went on to tie the match in the 54th minute as Hamer hustled after a ball inside the box and was able to flick it on with her back heel past the goalkeeper to notch the equalizer and tie the match at 2-2.
The Sagehens and Leopards both had their opportunities to put the game away in overtime but the defenses stayed solid late in the afternoon as both teams played to a draw.
Up Next: The Sagehens will next travel to SCIAC opponent Redlands on Friday, September 23rd at 7:00 p.m.