CLAREMONT, CA. – The Pomona-Pitzer women's lacrosse team bounced back with a pair of wins on a rainy afternoon with a 17-7 win over Oneonta and a 25-0 win over Lake Forest.
Season Impact: With the wins, the Sagehens improve to 8-1 overall.
Pomona-Pitzer 17, Oneonta 7
The Sagehens were led by Fiona Lewis who netted the only hat-trick of the game with four goals. Maggie Sweeney, Taylor Glanville, Sydney Landauer, Ella Bradley and Caroline Worthington all had two each while Hannah Gough, Grace Warner, and Ellie Kruse all had one.
The Sagehens' offense took a bit to get going against the Red Dragons but managed to get out in front with a goal from Lewis to start the game. Oneonta answered with a free position shot by Lauren Mancini, followed by another goal from Lewis for the Sagehens to make it 2-1. The Sagehens converted a powerplay goal by Landauer to extend the lead to two goals at 3-1 and alternated goals with the Red Dragons to end the first with Glanville scoring on a free position shot to make it 4-3 Sagehens heading into the second.
Pomona-Pitzer began to pull away in the second quarter with Worthington, Landauer, Gough, and Lewis netting goals to push the lead to 8-3. Oneonta broke the goal streak with back-to-back goals to pull the lead down to 8-5, but Worthington converted another free position shot just before the end of the first half to give the Sagehens a 9-5 lead at the break.
The Sagehens put up another five-goal quarter in the third with five goals in a row to start the quarter. Warner opened up the half with a goal followed by Sweeney, Kruse, Lewis, and Sweeney again to take a 14-5 advantage. Oneonta scored the final goal of the third and started the fourth with a goal to get the lead down to 14-7, but the Sagehens continued to tack on goals in the fourth as they ended the game with three unanswered scores from Glanville and back-to-back goals from Bradley to take game one of their non-conference doubleheader.
Pomona-Pitzer 25, Lake Forest 0
The Sagehens were led by Sydney Landauer and Ella Bradley who each shared a game-high four goals in the win. Taylor Glanville and Caroline Worthington added hat-tricks as well with three each and Steffi Larson and Tess Mchugh also had multi-goal games with two. Eloise Cherian, Gwynn Sullivan, Hannah Gough, Shelby Stanton, Claire LeBlanc, River Buechner, and Regan Schunk all chipped in with one goal as well.
Pomona-Pitzer opened and closed the game on a 25-goal run after the Sagehens and goalkeeper Jasmine Randall earned the shutout. Landauer opened the game with a hat-trick within the first minute and five seconds of the game and added her fourth after Worthington scored her first goal of the game to take a quick 5-0 lead. The Sagehens continued to hit the back of the net with goals from Glanville, Gough, Bradley and LeBlanc to put up 11 in the first quarter and start the running clock.
Pomona-Pitzer kept its offense flowing in the first half with seven more goals in the second quarter. Gwynn Sullivan opened the quarter with a goal and Glanville netted her hat-trick goal just over a minute gone to make it 13-0. Schunk, McHugh, Larson, Buechner and Bradley all scored before halftime as the Sagehens took a big 18-0 lead into the break.
Pomona-Pitzer only scored two goals in the third after Worthington and Bradley hit the back of the net and held a 20-goal lead into the fourth.
The rain continued to pour and the Sagehens continued to score with five more goals in the fourth. McHugh scored off of a free position shot to start the fourth and Stanton, Larson, Bradley and Cherian netted unassisted goals as Pomona-Pitzer came away with two non-conference wins on the day.
Up Next: The Sagehens will next head to Redlands on Wednesday, March 22nd at 7:00 p.m.