Claremont, Calif. - Jk Gopakumar's penalty kick just three minutes into overtime gave Pomona-Pitzer a 1-0 victory over Chapman Monday, September 21. With the win, the Sagehens improve to 3-4-1 overall (3-2 in SCIAC), while Chapman falls to 3-4-2 (2-3) on the season.
After two halves of scoreless play, Voja Maric (pictured) was penalized in a one-on-one situation, giving Pomona-Pitzer the penalty kick. Both teams had played evenly throughout regulation, with Pomona-Pitzer getting off 13 shots to Chapman's 11. Gopakumar, a junior, nailed his PK into the upper right corner.
"I'm very happy we showed good resiliency to continue to look to pass and defend when we had to," said Head Coach Bill Swartz. "I'm happy as well with the clean sheet."
Pomona-Pitzer travels across Sixth Street to face Claremont-Mudd-Scripps Saturday.