Men's Soccer: Sagehens Tie in Sixth Street Rivalry

Men's Soccer: Sagehens Tie in Sixth Street Rivalry

CLAREMONT, Calif. – Jk Gopakumar gave the Sagehens a 1-0 lead and the Pomona-Pitzer Men's Soccer team looked poised to win the second leg of the Sixth Street Rivalry.

But the Stags tied the game early in the second half and neither team could find the back of the net in overtime, tying 1-1 on Monday night.

Season Impact: The result puts the Sagehens in a tie for third place in the SCIAC with Claremont-Mudd-Scripps. Pomona-Pitzer sits at 7-5-1 overall and 6-4-1 in conference play.

The Stags move to 8-4-1 overall and 6-4-1 in the SCIAC.

Thirty minutes into the game with the Sagehens pressuring, Daven Crossland crossed the ball into the box from the right side of the field, finding Gopakumar who finished the play for his third goal of the year.

CMS game out in full attack in the second half, with Mehron Abdi scoring the equalizer on an assist from Michael Crowley.  

The Stags kept the pressure on the rest of the half, putting together six shots in the period. But Sagehen's keeper Ben Mitchell, played big in front of the net, recording three of his six saves during the stretch and sending the game into overtime.

The Sagehens headed into the extra periods with a 2-1 overtime record, most recently defeating the Occidental Tigers 2-1 on a Voja Maric goal.

Pomona-Pitzer had their best chance at the end of the first overtime period when Max DeWit headed a ball towards the right post but couldn't connect. 

Next Game: The Sagehens will have a quick turn around, hosting the Whittier Poets this Wednesday at 7 p.m. The game will be played under the lights at the South Athletics Complex.