Men's Water Polo: Sagehens Beat Redlands, Advance to Championship

Men's Water Polo: Sagehens Beat Redlands, Advance to Championship

PASADENA, Calif. – The No. 17 Pomona-Pitzer Men's Water Polo team opened up with a 3-0 lead and dominated the Redlands Bulldogs, on their way to 12-7 win the the SCIAC Semifinal Saturday afternoon. 

The Sagehens led by as many as seven goals in the game. James Baker scored all three of his goals in the second period to give Pomona-Pitzer a 10-4 lead at the break. 

Timmy Hardman added three goals of his own in the win. Adam Ward and Joseph Schafer each scored twice. Riley Mangam and Jacob Niskey both scored one goal. 

After trailing by seven heading into the fourth quarter, the Bulldogs scored twice in the last period to bring the final to 12-7. 

Next Game: The Sagehens (22-8, 10-0 SCIAC) advance to the SCIAC Championship tomorrow at 3:15 p.m. against Claremont-Mudd-Scripps. Fans can follow the game with these links: Live Video  Live Stats

Location:

Pasadena City College Aquatics Center, 1570 East Colorado Boulevard Pasadena, CA, 91106 (see the PCC Campus Map for pool location).

Tournament Entrance Fees:

SCIAC ID (Students, Faculty & Staff) Free

Children 12 and under Free Military and Senior Citizens $5.00

All others $10.00 per day

Tournament Schedule

Friday, November 18, 2016

1. #8 Cal Lutheran 15, #9 Caltech 6

2. #3 Claremont-Mudd-Scripps 12, #6 Occidental 7

3. #2 Whittier 12, #7 Chapman 9

4. #1 Pomona-Pitzer 21, Cal Lutheran 12

5. #4 Redlands 16, La Verne 5

Saturday, November 19, 2016

6. Chapman 19, Caltech 5

7. Whittier 9, Claremont-Mudd-Scripps 10 (Semi)

8. Pomona-Pitzer 12, Redlands 7 (Semi) 

9. Cal Lutheran 9, La Verne 8

10. Chapman 11, Occidental 6

Sunday, November 20, 2016

11. Occidental vs. La Verne (7th Place) 10:00 a.m.

12. Chapman vs. Cal Lutheran (5th Place) 11:45 a.m.

13. Redlands vs. Whittier (3rd Place) 1:30 p.m.

14. Pomona-Pitzer vs. Claremont-Mudd-Scripps (1st Place) 3:15 p.m.

*Higher Seed in tournament will wear DARK CAPS.

Game One Recap

The No. 17 Pomona-Pitzer Men's Water Polo team jumped out to a 6-1 lead and never looked back, beating the Cal Lutheran Kingsmen 21-12 in the first round of the SCIAC Tournament.

Ten different Sagehens scored in the effort with Adam Wardleading the pack with four goals. Timmy Hardman followed behind with three goals. 

Max RiesJoseph SchaferTommy TurnerMark HallmanJames Baker, and Pedro Martinez each had two goals. Nic Lanker and Jacob Niskey each chipped in one goal. 

After the Sagehens went into the half up 11-5, the Kingsmen went on a 2-1 run to start the third quarter. But Pomona-Pitzer outscored Cal Lutheran 5-1 the rest of the period, going into the fourth quarter up 17-8.