CLAREMONT, Ca. – the Pomona-Pitzer Men's Water Polo team is set to host the 2017 Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SCIAC) Semifinals at Haldeman Pool.
The Sagehens enter the tournament as the No. 1 seed with a 22-10 overall record and 13-1 in conference play and will take on their cross-street rival CMS who are the No. 4 seed with a 14-14 overall record and 9-5 in SCIAC play this season.
The Sagehens have swept the Stags in the Sixth Street Rivalry this season with an 11-5 win at home and traveled across the street and came away with a narrow 6-5 win.
Pomona-Pitzer is led by Adam Gross who finished the regular season with 71 points with 30 goals and 41 assists. Adam Ward leads the Sagehens in goals with 43 and goalkeeper Daniel Diemer will be in goal for the Sagehens as he holds 13 wins this season with 210 saves.
CMS is led by Noah Deer and Zack Rossman. Deer leads the Stags with a team-high 57 goals but right behind him is Rossman with 54. Rossman and Peter Tilton lead the Stags with 18 assists each and in goal for CMS is Ethan Lewis who has 161 saves on the year.
The Sagehens enter the tournament as the reigning SCIAC Champions and will look to earn back-to-back titles for the first time since 2011-12.
The Sixth Street Rivalry SCIAC Semifinal is set for Friday, November 17th at 7:00 p.m.
The winner will take on the winner of No. 2 Whittier Poets vs No. 3 Chapman Panthers on Sunday afternoon with the highest remaining seed as the host.
The SCIAC Championship policy for admission will be in place at Pomona-Pitzer and is as follows:
- All SCIAC faculty, staff, and students are free with proper school ID
- Children under 12 are FREE
- General Admission of $10.00 is charged for all adults
- General Admission of $5.00 for Seniors and Military