Munoz Leads Men's Soccer To Win Over Carthage

Munoz Leads Men's Soccer To Win Over Carthage

Claremont, Calif. – Evan Munoz had two goals and an assist in the second half as the Pomona-Pitzer Men's Soccer team pulled away for a 4-1 win over Carthage on Saturday afternoon.

With the win, the Sagehens level their record at 1-1 on the young season, while Carthage slips to 0-2 with the loss. 

The score was tied 1-1 at intermission, before Munoz took the game over. He scored his first goal of the year 9:23 into the second half to give Pomona-Pitzer the lead for good, scoring off a feed from Danny Nasry. Just over seven minutes later he added an insurance goal at the 61:39 mark to put the Sagehens ahead 3-1 at the 61:39 mark. He then helped seal the win moments later by feeding Gator Halpern for the final goal of the contest. 

Pomona-Pitzer struck first just 9:59 into the game when Ian Maier scored his first goal of the year off a feed from Arash Mahboubi. Carthage pulled back even late in the first half as Michael Dombrowski scored with 12:30 left on the clock to pull the Redmen back even at 1-1 heading into halftime. 

The Sagehens dominated the second half for the second game in a row, outshooting Carthage 13-5 after intermission after the Redmen held a 10-6 advantage in the first half. In its opener, a 1-0 loss to Rutgers-Newark, Pomona-Pitzer held an 8-2 edge in shots but could not find the net.  Nigel Brady had five saves for the Sagehens to get the win in goal, with four of his saves coming in the first half to keep the score 1-1 at the break. Milan Tijanic also had five saves for Carthage. 

Pomona-Pitzer will next be in action when it travels to Chapman on Friday for a 7 p.m. contest.