CLAREMONT, CA. – The Pomona-Pitzer Lacrosse team fell in a close battle with non-conference opponent Colorado College 11-10 on Saturday morning at the South Athletics Complex.
Season Impact: With the loss the Sagehens fall to 9-4 overall.
The Sagehens were led by Sonia Olson, Kate Immergluck and Lilly Thomey who each shared a team-high two goals in the loss. Annie Price picked up the loss in goal but put forth an incredible effort with a career-high 22 saves.
The Sagehens played two very different halves against the Tigers as they only struck for one goal in the first half while they erupted for nine goals in the second half as they almost completed their most memorable comeback of the season.
Colorado College came out of the gate with their offense firing on all cylinders. The Tigers netted the first five goals of the game within the first 10 minutes to take an early 5-0 lead over the Sagehens. The Sagehens settled in defensively and shut down the Tigers' offense for the remainder of the half while Sarah Woo found the back of the net for the first goal of the day for the Sagehens to cut the lead down to 5-1 at the half.
An intense second half ensued as the Sagehens came out in the second half looking like a completely different team offensively.
The Sagehens and Tigers began the half exchanging goals as Immergluck netted the first goal of the half by the Sagehens followed by a goal by Lily Herman to keep the deficit at four goals, 7-3. Pomona-Pitzer then began to click on offense as they tallied five-straight goals to take their first lead of the day at 8-7.
Neither team found the back of the net for the next five minutes but Colorado College then scored back-to-back goals to reclaim the lead at 9-8. Isabel Schmidt and Sal Marx responded for the Sagehens to put Pomona-Pitzer back in front at 10-9 with just under four minutes to play, but the Tigers ended the game with the final two goals of the day to hold off the attempted comeback by the Sagehens.
Up Next: The Sagehens will next travel to SCIAC opponent CMS on Wednesday, April 11th at 7:30 p.m.