Women's Soccer: Sagehens Clinch No. 1 Seed With 2-0 Win Over Chapman

Women's Soccer: Sagehens Clinch No. 1 Seed With 2-0 Win Over Chapman

ORANGE, CA. – The Pomona-Pitzer Women's Soccer team clinched the number one seed in the Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SCIAC) and a regular season SCIAC Championship with their 2-0 road win over Chapman on Saturday morning at Wilson Field.

Season Impact: with the win, the Sagehens end the regular season and improve to 12-3-2 overall and 9-3-2 in SCIAC play.

The Sagehens were led by freshman Helena Robinowitz who tallied a goal and an assist in the win. Brianna Lau added the other score for the Sagehens with the assist from Robinowitz. Junior Isa Berardo has been a force as of late in between the posts for the Sagehens. Berardo tallied three saves for their fifth solo shutout of the season and has only allowed one goal in their past six matches, which was an own goal by the Sagehens' defense. The last time Berardo allowed a goal scored by the opposing team was October 3rd against Occidental that came by way of a penalty.

Robinowitz has come on late as a real scoring threat for the Sagehens. After netting a goal in her first collegiate game of the season against North Central, Robinowitz hasn't tallied a point until her final two games of the regular season where she scored in back-to-back matches and had her first game with a goal and an assist against the Panthers.

Pomona-Pitzer wasted no time getting ahead in today's match as they found the back of the net in the 12th minute as Robinowitz took a ball down the endline and crossed it in to Lau who buried her fourth goal of the season to give the Sagehens a 1-0 lead.

Robinowitz followed up with a goal eight minutes later as she struck a ball from the line of the box to double up the lead at 2-0. That was all the Sagehens needed on offense as the defense put up another impressive performance to bring the season total to 11 shutouts on the year. 

The Sagehens clinched the No. 1 seed for the first time since 2016, that season ended with their deepest run in the NCAA Tournament with an appearance in the Elite 8.

Up Next: The Sagehens will await the No. 4 seed in the SCIAC Postseason Tournament where they will play on Wednesday, October 31st at a time to be determined.