Sagehens Prevail in Double-OT on Sigurdsson Goal

Sagehens Prevail in Double-OT on Sigurdsson Goal

THOUSAND OAKS, CA: Bjorn Sigurdsson buried a Voja Maric corner kick in the 114th minute to help Pomona-Pitzer escape Rolland Stadium with a 2-1 victory over Cal Lutheran in double-overtime.

The Sagehens have shown a flair for the dramatic so far in SCIAC play as they entered Monday with three overtime matches under their belt and a 2-0-1 record in these contests. This match under the lights of Rolland Stadium was no exception as it took nearly 114 minutes for Pomona-Pitzer (5-5-2, 5-3-1 SCIAC) to get the game-winner and head back to Claremont with three points courtesy of Freshman Bjorn Sigurdsson (pictured).

Cal Lutheran (2-8-2, 2-6-1 SCIAC) would get on the board first with a 22nd minute goal and maintained a 1-0 lead for the next 33 minutes before Freshman Max DeWit found the back of the net off of an Aidan Ferrer corner to tally his fifth goal of the season. The next 58 minutes would see the Kingsmen and Sagehens go back and forth trading dangerous looks in the box until Sigurdsson put a Voja Maric corner in the back of the net in double overtime to give Pomona-Pitzer the win.

"We showed some great resiliency tonight after what I felt wasn't the most focused first 35 minutes of play" said head coach Bill Swartz. "It is always fantastic to get an overtime win on the road in this conference and for us to get two goals off of corners was a great sign of determination from the boys tonight. Moving into the second swing of SCIAC play, having our freshmen come up big for us like tonight will be something we need the rest of the season as we keep our focus on getting back to the SCIAC tournament."

The Sagehens will be back in action on Saturday as they look to avenge their earlier loss to Whittier on the road at Graham Soccer Field. Kickoff is scheduled for 11am and all live coverage for the match can be found on the Pomona-Pitzer Athletics Website.