Comeback Comes Up Just Short, As Sewanee Holds On For 10-9 Win

Comeback Comes Up Just Short, As Sewanee Holds On For 10-9 Win

Sewanee, Tenn. - The Pomona-Pitzer Women's Lacrosse team rallied back from an 8-2 second half deficit, but came up just short with a 10-9 loss at Sewanee on Friday afternoon.

With the loss, the Sagehens slip to 6-4 on the year, while Sewanee improves to 7-4 with the victory.

After Pomona-Pitzer took a 2-1 lead midway through the first half, Sewanee rattled off seven straight goals to seemingly take control of the game with an 8-2 lead with 23:05 left to play.

However, the Sagehens chipped away at the lead, as junior Logan Galansky (Denver, Colo.) and junior Jana London (Chevy Chase, Md.) scored back-to-back goals at the 22:01 and 19:53 marks to make the score 8-4.

Brita Brudvig answered for Sewanee with an even 19 minutes left to stretch the lead to 9-4, where it stood for almost five minutes before the Sagehens seized momentum. Freshman Ally McLaughlin (Wynnewood, Pa. - pictured) scored with 14:17 left to start a 4-0 run, and London followed with a free position shot at 12:34. Galansky scored 1:07 later, and senior Emma Molloy (Basking Ridge, N.J.) scored her second of the game with 9:37 left to bring the Sagehens within 9-8.

Pomona-Pitzer had two shots to tie, before Sally Anne Greenwood scored with 6:06 to play to restore the two-goal lead for Sewanee, but Galansky came right back with 4:54 left to make the score 10-9.

The Sagehens then had three shots to tie, the last coming with 3:20 left when Sammy Strasburger saved a Molloy shot, and the Tigers were able to get the ground ball. They were almost able to kill the rest of the clock before a turnover with less than 20 seconds gave Pomona-Pitzer a chance for one last run upfield. Galansky was able to free herself for a tying shot with six seconds left, but it missed wide, and Pomona-Pitzer was unable to get off another attempt after retaining possession.

Galansky finished with three goals and an assist, while McLaughlin, Molloy and London each had two goals for the Sagehens. Greenwood had three goals and Strasburger had 12 saves for Sewanee.

Pomona-Pitzer is back in action tomorrow for a neutral game against Oglethorpe, hosted by Sewanee.