Men's Soccer: Hamilton Leads Sagehens To 1-1 Draw Against Whittier

Men's Soccer: Hamilton Leads Sagehens To 1-1 Draw Against Whittier

CLAREMONT, CA. --   The Pomona-Pitzer Men's Soccer team came away with a 1-1 draw against Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SCIAC) opponent Whittier College on Wednesday afternoon at the Pomona-Pitzer Soccer Field.

Season Impact: With the draw, the Sagehens move to 3-6-2 on the year and 2-3-1 in SCIAC play.

The Sagehens were led by junior Clay Hamilton who had the only goal for the Sagehens while first-year Jorge Guillen-Lopez came away with an assist. Sophomore Jonathan Rushton got the start in goal and came away with a draw after registering five saves.

The Sagehens and Poets drew in a hard-fought conference game where both teams came in searching for back to back wins.  Whittier and the Sagehens committed 36 total fouls while the Poets managed to rack up four yellow cards in the game.

Whittier doubled the amount of shots taken by the Sagehens in the game and outshot Pomona-Pitzer 8-2 in the first half but had trouble aiming at the net with just one shot on target in the first half.

The two teams went into halftime with a 0-0 tie but the Poets got on the board first in the 69th minute after a free kick got deflected and fell to the feet of Nicolas Barrera who kicked it through traffic for the 1-0 lead.

The Sagehens tied the game in the 83rd minute after a risky foul gave the Sagehens a free kick deep in the Poets' zone.  A beautiful curling ball found the head of Guillen-Lopez who put it on frame and kicked in by Hamilton to tie the game at 1-1. 

The Sagehens and Poets both had chances to secure the win in overtime but neither team could find the golden goal as they ended In a draw.  

Up Next: The Sagehens will next play in the Sixth Street Rivalry at CMS on Saturday, October 12th at 7:00 p.m.