CLAREMONT, CA. – The Pomona-Pitzer Women's Soccer team fell in penalty kicks to Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SCIAC) opponent Occidental 6-5 in the SCIAC Championship at the Pomona-Pitzer Soccer Field.
The Sagehens fall in the SCIAC Championship match for the second consecutive season after falling to Whittier last season 1-0. Pomona-Pitzer ends the season at 13-3-3 overall and 9-3-2 in conference play.
The Tigers and Sagehens met only once during the regular season with the Tigers winning 1-0 at Pomona-Pitzer with the only goal of the match coming by way of a penalty. Occidental would have history repeat itself as the Championship game would come down to the two teams heading to PK's tied at 0-0.
Pomona-Pitzer continually dominated play throughout the match but could not get one of their scoring chances to fall. The Sagehens outshot the Tigers 19-9 for the game but the Oxy goalkeeper and SCIAC Tournament MVP, Sydney Tomlinson, tallied 10 saves to keep the Tigers even.
The Sagehens had one prime opportunity to win the game in the first overtime period as a scrum inside the box left a ball open in front of goal but the Sagehens sailed the shot high to give Occidental life.
After 90 minutes and two overtime periods, the Sagehens and Tigers headed to a shootout to decide the SCIAC Champion. Both teams started out strong with the starting five shooters all scoring. The Tigers connected on the sixth shot and the Sagehen shooter missed high as the Tigers claimed the 2018 SCIAC Championship.
The Sagehens will await the NCAA Selection Show on November 5th at 6:30 p.m. EST to determine the At-Large selections to the NCAA Tournament.