NEWBERG, OR. – The Pomona-Pitzer Women's Lacrosse Team wrapped up their trip to Oregon with a dominant 21-4 victory over Concordia Wisconsin. Lilly Thomey and Eleanor Mackey posted career-highs, scoring six goals each, while Steffi Larson had a team-high four ground balls. The Sagehens did a superior job in controlling possession, collecting 29 groundballs while the Falcons only had 18, and winning the draw control battle 19 to 7.
Season Impact: The Sagehens improve to a 21-4 record overall after today's victory.
Maggie Sweeney scored within the opening three minutes, but Lauren Paquin of Concordia Wisconsin quickly tied it less than a minute later. However, the Falcons will never score for another 10 minutes as the Sagehens controlled possession for majority of the first half, scoring four straight goals, with two each from Thomey and Mackey, to take a 5-1 lead. Later, the Falcons managed to cut the lead 6-3 with 11:55 remaining in the first half, but in the final two and half minutes, Sarah Casey scored on a free position shot and Mackey capped the half with an unassisted goal to extend the lead 8-3.
The second half was all Pomona-Pitzer as the Falcons couldn't find the back of the net for over 22 minutes. The Sagehens' offense romped to a 10-0 run, during which seven different Sagehens found the back of the net. Senior defender Lauren English scored her first goal of her career as did first year midfielder Ellie Kruse. With an 18-3 lead with less than nine minutes left in the match, the game was surely out of reach as the Sagehens ran down the clock for the victory.
Up Next: The Sagehens will next face Williams College at home on Tuesday, March 26 at 7:00 p.m.