Tuggy Has Second Straight Dominant Effort, But Sagehens Split Day

Tuggy Has Second Straight Dominant Effort, But Sagehens Split Day

Claremont, Calif. - Senior goalie Sarah Tuggy (Los Angeles, Calif.) had 12 saves and allowed only two goals as the Pomona-Pitzer Women's Water Polo team won its SCIAC opener with a 6-2 win over La Verne on Wednesday evening.

Pomona-Pitzer also played a second non-league match against Azusa Pacific and fell by a 12-11 score. With the split, the Sagehens move to 7-8 on the year, and 1-0 in conference play.

Yesterday, Tuggy had 13 saves and allowed only one goal in a 13-1 win over Conn College, and against La Verne, she was almost as good, and needed to be, as the Sagehens scored only six goals as Lauren Shepard had 15 saves for the Leopards. 

Pomona-Pitzer managed all the offense it would eventually need in the first quarter, as sophomore Alyssa Woodward (Riverside, Calif.), sophomore Vicky Gyorffy (Sacramento, Calif. - pictured) and freshman Katy Schafer (Los Altos, Calif.) tallied unanswered goals.

After La Verne broke the ice in the second quarter, sophomore Chrissie Alving-Trinh (Fresno, Calif.) and Schafer each had goals to make the score 5-1 going into halftime. The second half then saw almost no scoring, as Ryanna Bible tallied the only goal of the third quarter, and sophomore Sarah Westcott (Menlo Park, Calif.) had the only goal of the fourth for the Sagehens.

The second game of the day saw the Sagehens fall into a 4-1 hole at the end of the first quarter against Azusa Pacific. Pomona-Pitzer kept trying to claw back, and three times got to within a single goal, but could not pull even. Gyorffy scored on a 2-on-1 breakaway with 1:19 left, her third goal of the game, and the Sagehens had two possessions afterward to try to tie (the second with only 10 seconds left and the length of the pool to cover), but the Cougars were able to hang on.

Schafer had three second-half goals for the Sagehens, including two in a 3-0 run that cut the Azusa Pacific lead to 8-7. Sophomore Mahalia Prater-Fahey (San Diego, Calif.) added two for Pomona-Pitzer and Tuggy had eight saves in the loss, while Brittney Garrigan had three goals for the Cougars.

The Sagehens will be back in action on Saturday at Cal Baptist to take on St. Francis (N.Y.) and Washington & Jefferson.



Pomona-Pitzer 6, La Verne 2

              1              2              3              4              F
ULV        0             1              1              0              2
PP           3             2              0              1              6

Qtr   Time        No.   Player (School)                                            Score
1        6:28          2        Alyssa Woodward (PP)                            1-0
1        5:50          12     Vicky Gyorffy (PP)                                     2-0
1        2:46          8        Katy Schafer (PP)                                    3-0

2        6:56          2        Alex Guneneau (ULV)                              3-1
2        4:03          5        Chrissie Alving-Trinh (PP)                       4-1
2        2:34          8        Katy Schafer (PP)                                    5-1

3        2:13          7        Ryanna Bible (ULV)                                   5-2

4        4:26          6        Sarah Westcott (PP)                                 6-2

Goalie Saves

Team     No.         Name                                                                    Saves
ULV        1              Lauren Shepard                                                15
PP           1              Sarah Tuggy                                                     12


 
Azusa Pacific 12, Pomona-Pitzer 11

             1              2              3              4              F             
APU       4              3              3              2              12
PP           1              3              3              4              11


Qtr   Time        No.   Player (School)                                        Score
1        6:44          2        Alyssa Woodward (PP) 5-meter          0-1
1        5:57          7        Alynn Reads (APU)                              1-1
1        4:39          4        Lora Donaldson (APU)                         2-1
1        3:01          18     Brittney Garrigan (APU)                        3-1
1        1:17          10     Taylor Whitney (APU)                           4-1

2        5:27          10     Mahalia Prater-Fahey (PP)                     4-2
2        3:53          18     Brittney Garrigan (APU)                          5-2
2        3:36          10     Mahalia Prater-Fahey (PP)                     5-3
2        2:59          11     Maryann Slama (APU)                             6-3
2        2:21          12     Vicky Gyorffy (PP)                                    6-4
2        0:27          8        Angelina Castaneda (APU)                     7-4

3        7:18          15     Jennifer Horchler (APU)                          8-4
3        5:25          8        Katy Schafer (PP)                                  8-5
3        3:51          12     Vicky Gyorffy (PP)                                   8-6
3        2:55          8        Katy Schafer (PP)                                   8-7
3        2:23          5        Alyssa Hess (APU)                                  9-7
3        1:26          11     Maryann Slama (APU)                             10-7

4        6:56          8        Katy Schafer (PP)                                    10-8
4        6:26          4        Megan Snow (PP)                                   10-9
4        5:56          18     Brittney Garrigan (APU)                          11-9
4        4:23          15     Jennifer Horchler (APU)                          12-9
4        3:48          6        Sarah Westcott (PP)                               12-10
4        1:19          12     Vicky Gyorffy (PP)                                     12-11

Goalie Saves

Team     No.         Name                                                                    Saves
APU       1              Jessica Armagost                                              7
PP           1              Sarah Tuggy                                                        8