Dombrowski Hat Trick Spoils Sagehen Opener

Dombrowski Hat Trick Spoils Sagehen Opener

Claremont, Calif. - Michael Dombrowski scored his third goal of the game with 7:18 remaining to break a 2-2 tie and give Carthage a 3-2 win over Pomona-Pitzer on Saturday in the 2013 season opener for the Sagehens at Pomona-Pitzer Soccer Stadium.

Carthage improves to 1-1 on the season after falling in their season opener in overtime on Friday, while the Sagehens start the year 0-1.

Pomona-Pitzer twice had leads, as junior Lawrence McDonald scored at the 24:44 mark of the first half, and after Dombrowski answered with his first goal at the 27:09 mark, senior Harris Levin (pictured) put Pomona-Pitzer back in front when he converted off a long pass from freshman midfielder Jk Gopakumar.

The lead held at 2-1 until the second half, but Dombrowski knotted the score at 2-2 at the 55:52 mark, knocking in a long pass from Stefano Dolomas. His winning goal came on a header with 7:18 to play, when he headed in a cross from Drew Liogas.

The Sagehens had one final chance to tie on a late corner kick, as senior Michael Ceragioli was able to squeeze off a shot inside the box, but it went wide as the Redmen held on for the win.

Junior Nigel Brady had four saves for the Sagehens in goal, while Lucas Dykstra had four for Carthage.

Pomona-Pitzer will be back in action tomorrow for an 11 a.m. game against Wisconsin-Oshkosh.