It has been a long and successful season so far for Sagehens Lacrosse (9-2, 4-1 SCIAC), but on Sunday, Apr. 3, Pomona-Pitzer took a hard loss against visiting Colorado College (8-2).
So far, the Sagehens have been able to dominate the field this season. With such a strong record, it seems that P-P came out looking for another easy win. However, Colorado College came down to SoCal to show that they are not to be taken lightly.
Without hesitation, the Tigers came out with strong offense and scored two goals within the first six minutes of the game. This seemed to wake up the Hens, and Aubrey Douglass PZ ’16 quickly came back and scored a goal with assist by Katie Savino PO ’16. Colorado College didn’t let the Sagehens get far and soon had them back on defense. For the next ten minutes, the Tigers took control of the field. This seemed to fluster the Sagehens, as the three goals scored next were all free position shots after fouls by P-P players. The Sagehens tried to take control of the game after Rebecca Long PO ’17 scored the next goal, but the Tigers showed no mercy.
For the rest of the half, P-P LAX had to play catch up to CC. Sarah Markowitz PZ ’16 and Rebecca Long tried to keep the team alive by scoring three more goals on the half, but the Tigers weren’t going back to Colorado without making their mark. At the end of the first half, CC was ahead 9-5.
The second half proved no better for P-P as the Tigers again scored two consecutive goals. Long, with an assist by Douglass, tried to make a comeback and scored a goal for the Sagehens. However, it seemed that for every goal that the Sagehens got off, the Tigers replied with two more. Sarah Markowitz and Aubrey Douglass were able to score two more goals for P-P LAX before the end of the half. However, three goals in the second half seemed inconsequential compared to CC’s seven. Even with the fight that the Sagehens put up, the Tigers stayed out of reach. P-P fell to the Tigers 16-8.
Even with the loss, Pomona-Pitzer has had a season so far that is nothing less than impressive. In their eleven games, the Sagehens have scored 136 goals, averaging 12.36 goals per game. With only five games left, it seems inevitable that we will see the Sagehens in the SCIAC tournament at the end of the season.
P-P LAX will take on the Athenas at CMS on Saturday, Apr. 9, at 1:00 p.m.