March 26, 2013

Women's Lacrosse Closes On 12-0 Run, Defeats Oberlin 14-4

Claremont, Calif. - Trailing 4-2 early in the second half, the Pomona-Pitzer Women's Lacrosse team exploded to score the final 12 goals of the game and take a 14-4 win over Oberlin on Monday evening at Merritt Field.

With the win, Pomona-Pitzer improves its record to 8-4 on the season in its final non-conference game before the second round of SCIAC round robin play begins next week. Oberlin falls to 1-5 with the loss.

Freshman Sarah Markowitz (Pacific Palisades, Calif. - pictured) was key in jump-starting the Pomona-Pitzer offense, scoring the final goal of the first half to bring the Sagehens within 3-2 at the break, and the scoring both the tying and the go-ahead goals at the start of the 12-0 run.

Junior Jana London (Chevy Chase, Md.) started the run with 24:32 left in the second half, and then Markowitz tied it with 23:26 to go and put the Sagehens ahead to stay on a free position shot with 20:39 on the clock.

Sophomore Alexa Sarussi (Scottsdale, Ariz.) converted a free position shot with 16:22 to left to make the score 6-4, and junior Kaitlin Jones (Minneapolis, Minn.) added another free position with 9:57 left to extend the lead to 7-4.  The Sagehens then added seven goals in the last nine minutes to make the final score look far more lopsided than it was, as Oberlin left themselves vulnerable in the back pushing players forward.

Grace Barlow had three of the four goals for Oberlin, while London and Jones had three goals apiece for the Sagehens.

Pomona-Pitzer has 10 days off before traveling to Chapman for the start of the second round of SCIAC play on Friday, April 5.