In a women’s lacrosse game Wednesday April 11, the Claremont-Mudd-Scripps Athenas (13-1, 7-0 SCIAC) smacked their Sixth Street rival Pomona-Pitzer (9-5, 4-3 SCIAC), winning 17-3. The game was absolutely dominated by CMS, who controlled every facet of the game.
On the offensive end, CMS generated scoring chances with ease. After jumping out to a 5-0 lead, the team never looked back, and eventually won by 14.
The Athenas were led by Evan Murphy CM ’18, who scored four goals and added an assist. Corie Hack CM ’19 also tallied four goals.
The Athenas generated 41 shots, scoring on 17 of them, while Pomona-Pitzer only produced 14 shots total. CMS’ stifling defense shut down the P-P offense for the entirety of the contest, and was able to force 31 Sagehen turnovers.
The rivalry victory extended CMS’ winning streak to 13 games, as the Athenas haven’t lost since they faced Division I foe University of California, Davis at the start of the season. They also extended their regular-season SCIAC win streak to a stunning 21 games. The last time CMS lost a conference regular season game was to P-P in 2016.
CMS will next take the field April 14 against the University of Redlands (7-7, 3-4 SCIAC), while the Sagehens will travel to face Occidental College (9-5, 5-2 SCIAC) on the same day.
Hank Snowdon CM ’21 is an economics major with a data science sequence from Columbus, Ohio. He has previously served as TSL’s editor-in-chief, managing editor and sports editor.