Saturday versus the Whittier College Poets (7-11, 1-9 SCIAC). The Sagehens squashed the Poets on their home field 15-6 on Saturday, Apr. 23.
From the very beginning, the Sagehens came out strong on defense. Nothing could stop the Sagehens as they pushed past the competition, earning goal after goal. With powerful swings, P-P earned eight consecutive goals in the first half. Four of these goals were earned by Sarah Markowitz PZ ’16, granting her her ninth hat trick of the season.
The Poets, trying to scrape their way back into the game, did their best to get past the Sagehen defense. P-P’s line, however, proved to be an impenetrable force.
Lauren English PO ’19 recalls how the team has “been working out some new offensive plays and defensive positioning that worked well in the game, and it defiantly helps that we are a fast team and can move the ball up the field faster than our opponents”. Whether on offense or defense, the Sagehens refused to be subdued by the clutches of the Poets.
The Poets were able to force the first goal in the second half, but the Sagehens quickly found another three-goal streak, earning a 12-4 lead.
“For the Whittier game, I think our team did well on our fast breaks and stayed patient on our defense,” said Lilly Thomey PO ’19. As the stronger and more aggressive team on the field, the Sagehens dominated the tide of the game, never flinching in the face of adversity.
The Sagehens ended the match with an unassisted goal earned by senior Katie Savino PO ’16, finishing the game with a score of 15-6.
Amelia Miller PO ’19 recounts how “It was a really great game for us, everyone worked so well together on the field. It gives us a lot of confidence going into the playoffs, and we're all excited for our next game”. This win contributed to an amazing overall 13-3 record for the Sagehens. Hopes are high for the team as they host Occidental College (8-10, 2-9 SCIAC) in the SCIAC Postseason Tournament Semifinal on Saturday, Apr. 30.