CLAREMONT, CA. – The Pomona-Pitzer Lacrosse team kept their undefeated season alive after a 17-2 dismantling of CMS in the first leg of the Sixth Street Rivalry on Thursday night at the South Athletics Complex.
Season Impact: with the win, the Sagehens improve to 6-0 overall and 5-0 in SCIAC play.
The Sagehens were led by Sydney Landauer with four goals in the win while Eloise Cherian also netted a hat-trick with three. Maggie Sweeney, Fiona Lewis, and Caroline Worthington had two and Taylor Glanville, Shoshi Henderson, Grace Warner, and River Buechner had one.
The Sagehens got off to a slower start in the first with their lowest scoring quarter of the night with just three goals. Lewis got the Sagehens going with an early goal and Warner and Henderson also netted goals in the first to five the Sagehens a 3-0 lead.
Sweeney scored her first goal of the night off of a free position shot and Worthington also scored off a free position shot to make it 5-0 with 13:17 to play in the first half. Pomona-Pitzer scored four free position shot goals in the second quarter after Worthington and Cherian scored with Lewis scoring the only goal in the second from open play to put the Sagehens on top 8-0 at halftime.
The Sagehen defense shut out CMS in the first half and the Athenas finally got a goal to open the second half to make a dent into the Sagehens' 8-1 lead. Pomona-Pitzer fired right back with goals from Sweeney, Buechner, Cherian, Landauer and Lewis to end the quarter with five unanswered goals to take a commanding 13-1 lead into the fourth.
It was more of the same for the Sagehens in the fourth as they continued to build a lead over CMS at home. Launder netted back-to-back goals to open the quarter while Glanville and Cherian joined in on the fun to take their largest lead of the night at 17-1 with just under four minutes to play. CMS scored a consolation goal at the end of the fourth to make it 17-2 but the Sagehens took the No. 1 spot in the SCIAC with their dominating win over the Athenas at home.
Up Next: The Sagehens will next host Wesleyan on Monday, March 13th at 4:00 p.m.