March 9, 2013

London Ties Career High As Sagehens Pull Away From Berry

Claremont, Calif. - Junior attacker Jana London (Chevy Chase, Md.) tied her career high with nine goals and freshman midfielder Ally McLaughlin (Wynnewood, Pa. - pictured) set a new personal best with five, as the Pomona-Pitzer Women's Lacrosse team pulled away in the second half for a 22-7 win over Berry on Saturday at the South Atlantic Complex.

With the win, the Sagehens improve to 5-3 on the season, while Berry drops to 2-4 on the year with the loss.

Freshman Sarah Markowitz (Pacific Palisades, Calif.) made it three Sagehens with personal bests in scoring, tallying three goals. Pomona-Pitzer also had 13 assists on the day, with London, junior midfielder Logan Galansky (Denver, Colo.) and junior attacker Kaitlin Jones (Minneapolis, Minn.) each tallying three.

Berry used a 3-0 run to cut a Sagehen lead from 8-3 down to 8-6, but McLaughlin closed out the half with a goal to make it 9-6, and Pomona-Pitzer outscored Berry 13-1 in the second half. London and McLaughlin started the second half with goals, and after Sara Witten scored for Berry to make it 11-7, freshman Aubrey Douglass (Piedmont, Calif.) scored to begin a game-ending 11-0 run.

London had four of the next five Pomona-Pitzer goals in a span of 4:26 to put the game away, while McLaughlin added a man-up goal in between.

Senior goalie Casey Leek (Bucharest, Romania) had 10 saves for Pomona-Pitzer, which held a 41-20 edge in shots on the day.

Pomona-Pitzer has 10 days off before returning home to face Puget Sound on Tuesday, March 19 at 11 a.m.