Men's Soccer: Mitchell Records His 200th Career Save As Sagehens Draw With Leopards

Men's Soccer: Mitchell Records His 200th Career Save As Sagehens Draw With Leopards

LA VERNE, CA. – The Pomona-Pitzer Men's Soccer team drew with Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SCIAC) opponent La Verne on Wednesday night at Ortmayer Stadium.

Season Impact: With the draw, the Sagehens move to 3-3-2 and 2-2-2 in SCIAC play while the Leopards move to 4-4-1 overall and 2-4-1 in conference play this season.

The Sagehens were led by junior Aidan Ferrer who notched the only goal of the night for Pomona-Pitzer in the draw. Ferrer now has scored in all but two games he has played in this season with a team-high 12 points and five goals.

Senior goalkeeper Ben Mitchell reached a milestone in last night's match as he has now tallied over 200 career saves at Pomona-Pitzer and currently sits at 203 after his six saves against La Verne.

The Leopards were led by Andrew Maldonado who scored the only goal for La Verne.

The Sagehens outshot La Verne 18-10 throughout the entire game and led both halves in shots taken outshooting La Verne 7-5 in the first half and 9-5 in the second. Pomona-Pitzer took one shot each in the overtime period including a last second shot that just nearly missed being a game winner. 

Pomona-Pitzer got on the scoreboard first in the 34th minute as freshman Alfred Molina played a long ball over the Leopards defense that set up Ferrer for a lob over the goalkeeper to give the Sagehens a 1-0 lead.

After going down at home, the Leopards responded with an equalizer just two minutes later as Moldanado found the back of the net to even the score back up at 1-1.

La Verne had chances in the second half to pull ahead as four of their five shots landed on goal but Mitchell and the Sagehens refused to give up the lead in regulation as the teams went into overtime tied at 1-1.

The Leopards failed to register a shot in both overtime periods but the Sagehens couldn't find the back of the net either as the teams drew in their first meeting of the year.

Up Next: The Sagehens will next play the second leg of the Sixth Street Rivalry as they cross the street to play at CMS on Saturday, September 30th at 7:00 p.m.