Woodward's Big Day For Naught As Sagehens Fall 6-5 To Brown

Woodward's Big Day For Naught As Sagehens Fall 6-5 To Brown

Claremont, Calif. – Freshman Alyssa Woodward (Riverside, Calif. - pictured) had four of Pomona-Pitzer's five goals, but the Sagehens Women's Water Polo team fell 6-5 to Brown on Wednesday evening at Haldeman Pool.

Woodward's fourth goal from long distance tied the score at 5-5 with 1:33 to go, but Brown's Madison Pepper answered just 20 seconds later with the winning goal, her third of the game. Evan Cranston had a save in the final seconds to secure the win for the Bears (her eighth).

The game did not begin as it would be a defensive struggle, as Pepper scored just 25 seconds in and Woodward answered on a five-meter goal just 1:13 into the game to make the score 1-1. However, the teams would go over eight minutes without scoring again, before Mahalia Prater-Fahey (San Diego, Calif.) found the net for the Sagehens with 6:23 left in the second.

Sarah Presant scored at the 4:59 mark of the second to make the score 2-2, but Woodward answered on the next possession to give Pomona-Pitzer a 3-2 lead at the half.

Each team had one goal in the third quarter, as Emily McNamara found the net to knot the score up 3-3, before Woodward gave the Sagehens the lead back at 4-3 with 2:18 to go in the third. Brown would take a 5-4 lead with 2:18 to go in the fourth on a Pepper goal, before Woodward answered, and Pepper answered back with the winner.

Sarah Tuggy (Los Angeles, Calif.) had eight saves for the Sagehens in a losing cause.

Pomona-Pitzer will be back in action for a pair of road SCIAC matches at Caltech and Occidental on Saturday.


Team   1          2          3          4          F
BU       1          1          1          3          6
PP        1          2          1          1          5

Qtr       Time    Player (School)                                    Score
1          7:35     Pepper (BU)                                        1-0
1          6:47     Woodward (PP)                                   1-1 (5-meter)

2          6:23     Prater-Fahey (PP)                                1-2
2          4:59     Presant (BU)                                        2-2
2          4:32     Woodward (PP)                                   2-3

3          6:14     McNamara (BU)                                 3-3
3          2:18     Woodward (PP)                                   4-3

4          7:23     Westerman (BU)                                 4-4
4          2:18     Pepper (BU)                                        5-4
4          1:33     Woodward (PP)                                   5-5
4          1:13     Pepper (BU)                                        6-5

Goalie                          Saves
BU       Cranston          8
PP        Tuggy              8