P-P Women’s Lacrosse Stays Perfect

Tess Regan PZ '19 runs alongside an Otterbein opponent in 17-3 victory. (Wesley Liang • The Student Life)

Pomona-Pitzer women’s lacrosse (4-0, 3-0 SCIAC) has come out this season looking for nothing but victories, and it’s clear that they have found exactly what they were looking for. This past week, the Sagehens came out hard and picked up three big wins against Occidental College, Otterbein University, and University of Redlands.

The Sagehens started the week on Saturday, Feb. 27, by going to Occidental to face the Tigers (0-3, 0-3 SCIAC). Almost immediately, junior attack Rebecca Long PO ’17 scored back to back goals to get the ball rolling for the Sagehens. The team continued to feed off the momentum, with Lily Thomey PO ’19 and Ally McLaughlin PO ’16 scoring quickly after Long.

But the Tigers weren’t ready to give up, taking the next two goals to make the score 4-2. The half ended 6-2, but the Tigers picked it up again in the second half, rallying by scoring the next five consecutive goals and taking a 7-6 lead. The Sagehens refused to let the game slip away from them, with Pitzer seniors Sarah Markowitz PZ ’16 and Nicola Ying Fry PZ ’16 scoring three goals in under five minutes. P-P defense played hard and was able to keep the Tigers at bay, allowing the Sagehens to win 10-7.

The following Monday, Feb. 29, the Sagehens left no doubt as to who would come out victorious in the non-conference game against Otterbein. Throughout the whole of the game, the Sagehen defense held the Cardinals to six shots, of which only three hit the net. The Sagehens, on the other hand, came out as sharp shooters, pushing past all the efforts of Otterbein’s defense and getting off 28 shots before the end of the game. Aubrey Douglass PZ ’16 and Ally McLaughlin were the players of the game, with Douglass coming out with five goals and McLaughlin with four, leading the Sagehens to a 17-3 win over the Cardinals.

P-P LAX finished the week strong with their win against Redlands. It was the first game of the season that the Sagehens did not score first, and the Bulldogs gave the Sagehens a run for their money. However, P-P was ready for the fight. In the first half, Sagehens Sarah Markowitz, Aubrey Douglass, Lily Thomey, and Rebecca Long were responsible for the hard won goals that P-P put on the board, but the Bulldogs were able to keep themselves in play and also scored four goals, tying the game for the half.

The second half seemed to prove more challenging than the first for both teams. The Sagehens scored early thanks to the efforts of Rebecca Long. Redlands came back soon after and scored, evening the score yet again. The Sagehens proved their worth and shut down the Bulldogs after that, while Sally Marx PO ’18 and Long took two more goals to finish out the game. After the long fought battle, P-P won 7-5.

The Sagehens are living up to every expectation, and consecutive SCIAC wins could be imminent for P-P women’s lacrosse.

LAX will take the field at home against Drew University (0,2) on Thursday, Mar. 10, at 7 p.m.

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