Sagehens Get Back On Winning Track, Defeat Conn College 18-8

Sagehens Get Back On Winning Track, Defeat Conn College 18-8

Claremont, Calif. - The Pomona-Pitzer Women's Water Polo team bounced back from a difficult stretch in its schedule to capture an 18-8 win over Connecticut College on Thursday at Haldeman Pool.

The win snaps a six-game losing streak for the Sagehens as they improve to 9-14 overall on the year. The losing streak included four matches against Division I opponents, including No. 4 Arizona State and No. 20 CSU Bakersfield.

Sophomore Kerstin Henshall (Moraga, Calif. - pictured) led a balanced offense with four goals for the Sagehens. Freshmen Alyssa Woodward (Riverside, Calif.) and Mahalia Prater-Fahey (San Diego, Calif.), and senior Annie Oxborough-Yankus (Wallingford, Conn.) each added three.

The Camels scored the last two goals of the first quarter to pull within 5-3 on a goal from Kristin Lampley with 13 seconds left in the first stanza. However, the Sagehens answered with five straight goals to start the second quarter, beginning and ending with goals from Oxborough-Yankus, to take a 10-3 lead with 2:09 left in the half.

Henshall started the third quarter with back-to-back goals to put the Sagehens ahead 13-4, and they were able to cruise the rest of the way.

Freshman Sarah Westcott (Menlo Park, Calif.) chipped in with two goals, while sophomore Brenda Iglesias (South Gate, Calif.) and freshman Carter Grant (Carpinteria, Calif.) were able to get into the scoring act for the Sagehens in the fourth quarter as well.

Pomona-Pitzer will be back in action on Saturday for two matches at Haldeman Pool, taking on Long Beach State at 12 p.m. and Chapman at 3 p.m.


SCORING SUMMARY

Q Time Player (School) Score
1 7:40 Woodward (PP) 0-1 (5-meter)
1 7:03 Westcott (PP) 0-2
1 6:38 Jasbon (CC) 1-2 (5-meter)
1 6:13 Prater-Fahey (PP) 1-3
1 5:10 Woodward (PP) 1-4
1 2:08 Prater-Fahey (PP) 1-5
1 1:37 Jasbon (CC) 2-5 (5-meter)
1 0:13 Lampley (CC) 3-5

2 7:08 Oxborough-Yankus (PP) 3-6
2 6:01 Woodward (PP) 3-7
2 4:35 Westcott (PP) 3-8
2 2:43 Henshall (PP) 3-9
2 2:09 Oxborough-Yankus (PP) 3-10
2 1:07 Jasbon (CC) 4-10
2 0:41 Prater-Fahey (PP) 4-11

3 6:39 Henshall (PP) 4-12
3 6:06 Henshall (PP) 4-13
3 5:38 Hopkins (PP) 4-14
3 3:59 Lampley (CC) 5-14
3 2:00 Jasbon (CC) 6-14
3 0:56 Oxborough-Yankus (PP) 6-15

4 6:43 Henshall (PP) 6-16
4 6:01 Cardona (CC) 7-16
4 3:39 Iglesias (PP) 7-17
4 2:43 Grant (PP) 7-18
4 1:47 Jasbon (CC) 8-18

Goalie Saves
CC Lovejoy 6
PP Tuggy 3; Walecka 3