Spring Break Sports Preview

Although the words “spring break” might convey images of sun-drenched beaches or leisurely road trips, in fact, not everybody leaves campus. Whether due to work, finances, or sheer laziness, if you find yourself on campus over spring break and want to try something new, check out some of these upcoming events. East Coast teams often see spring break as an opportunity to find the sun in the West, so there are no shortage of intriguing match-ups being hosted by Pomona-Pitzer this week.

Baseball

vs. CMS, March 13

11:30 a.m., 2:00 p.m.

vs. No. 23 Ithaca, March 19

10:00 a.m.

The rivals begin their games on Friday at 2:30 PM and conclude on Saturday to determine the series’ winner. The Sagehens are off to a perfect start in league, with a 9-0 record (10-4 overall). CMS sits in third place, with a 5-4 mark (8-7 overall). Despite the disparity in winning percentage, the match-up certainly will be a heated one. As in all of the Sixth St. rivalry games, the teams will come to play hard.

Ithaca is ranked by the ABCA/Collegiate Baseball D-III poll as the preseason number 23 team in the country. They will travel to number 7 Pomona-Pitzer for an exciting top-25 showdown. The last time the Sagehens played a top-25 team (Chapman, No. 4), they lost two of three, so they should be ready to make noise on the national scene.

Men’s Tennis

vs. Colorado College, March 16 – 9:00 AM

vs. Sewanee,

March 16 – 3:00 PM

vs. Skidmore,

March 17 – 2:00 PM

After a hot start against some of the nation’s top teams, Pomona-Pitzer finds itself ranked as the 21st Division III team in the country by the March 2 ITA (Intercollegiate Tennis Association) poll. The team has already dispatched then-number 19 Mary Washington and number 20 University of Texas-Tyler in back-to-back matches. The team currently holds a 2-1 SCIAC record (5-1 overall). Over the break, P-P will play host to several non-league opponents.

Women’s Tennis

vs. No. 21 Vassar,

March 12 – 2:00 PM

vs. No. 19 Trinity,

March 13 – 11:00 AM

vs. No. 16 Bowdoin, March 14 – 12:00 PM

vs. No. 1 Amherst,

March 15 – 11:00 AM

From Wednesday, Mar. 10 through Monday, Mar. 15, the Sagehens play an absolutely grueling schedule that should show the nation what they are made of. Currently, the Sagehens are ranked seventh in the nation by the ITA poll and have dispatched all three SCIAC opponents by a score of 9-0.

Beginning at press time, the Sagehens will face the march of East Coast teams coming west, starting with Carnegie Mellon and running through Vassar, Trinity, Bowdoin, and Amherst.

The difficulty of this schedule is almost unheard of. Each of these five teams is ranked in the top 30 in the country, filling the 11, 21, 19, and 16 spots. The Sagehens complete the battle against number one team Amherst.

Our women will need the support, so make sure to stop by the tennis courts. At the very least, check out the match against Amherst, which showcases two top-10 teams. Who knows, we could see some of the same matchups come playoff time.

Women’s Lacrosse

vs. Sewanee,

March 15 – 10:30 AM

vs. Puget Sound,

March 19 – 7:00 PM

After a strong start to the season at the UNLV tournament, Pomona-Pitzer has dropped matches to rival CMS and Ohio Wesleyan. Over break, the Sagehens will have a chance to get back on track before league play resumes on Mar. 24 at Whittier.

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