Sagehens Stretch Win Streak To Five, But Monterey Bay Snaps It 13-10

Sagehens Stretch Win Streak To Five, But Monterey Bay Snaps It 13-10

Claremont, Calif. - The Pomona-Pitzer Women's Water Polo team defeated St. Francis 11-6 for its fifth straight win, but fell 13-10 to Cal State Monterey Bay on Saturday at the Posada Royale Invitational at Cal Lutheran.

With the split, the Sagehens move to 6-6 on the season, including 6-2 since its 0-4 start at the Cal Berkeley Speedo Invitational.

In the St. Francis game, the Sagehens led 6-4 at the half, but then broke it open with four goals in the third quarter to take a 10-4 lead going into the fourth. Senior Annie Oxborough-Yankus started the run with one of her team-high three goals, and Sarah Westcott, Perri Hopkins and Vicky Gyorffy all followed with goals to let Pomona-Pitzer pull away.

Hopkins (pictured) and Gyoffy had two goals apiece to support Oxborough-Yankus. Alex Lincoln added her first goal of the year after joining the water polo team after winning two conference championships in swimming.

The nightcap saw Pomona-Pitzer again have a strong third quarter, as it turned a 6-3 halftime deficit into a 6-6 tie with three unanswered goals, the last two coming from freshman Alyssa Woodward.

Cal State Monterey Bay pulled back ahead 10-7, but Mahalia Prater-Fahey and Oxborough-Yankus had back-to-back goals to make it 10-9. After Monterey Bay answered with an insurance goal, Oxborough-Yankus scored again to make it 11-10 in the closing minutes, but the Sagehens could come no closer.

Woodward finished with four goals in the game to lead the Sagehens, while Oxborough-Yankus added three and Westcott chipped in with two. Rachel Noll had seven saves in net for Pomona-Pitzer in the loss.

Pomona-Pitzer will be back in action when it co-hosts the Claremont Convergence from March 12-16.