Big First Half Carries Sagehens Past Whittier

Big First Half Carries Sagehens Past Whittier

Whittier, Calif. - The Pomona-Pitzer Women's Lacrosse team scored 12 goals in the first half and cruised to a 16-8 win over Whittier in a SCIAC match on Saturday afternoon. 

Junior Sarah Markowitz had four goals, and junior Ally McLaughlin (pictured) and sophomore Hannah Christenson each added three for the Sagehens, who improve to 8-3 overall and 5-1 in the SCIAC with the win. Whittier falls to 2-9 overall and 0-6 in the SCIAC with the loss. 

The outcome was decided early as Pomona-Pitzer scored the first six goals of the game, with McLaughlin tallying two of them, before freshman Sallie Marx capped off the run with 14:40 left in the half. After the teams alternated goals for eight minutes, making the score 8-3, the Sagehens scored four goals in the final 5:40 of the half, with freshman Haley Adelman scoring her second, and Markowitz, Adelman and McLaughlin tallying the others. 

Christenson and senior Julie Necarsulmer started the second half with goals to push the lead to 14-3 and the Sagehens were able to cruise the rest of teh way. Whittier used a 4-0 run in the closing minutes to creep within 15-8, but Markowitz finished off the scoring with 1:42 left with her fourth.

The Sagehens are back in action at home this week for two SCIAC games, hosting Occidental on Wednesday night at 7 p.m. and Chapman on Saturday at 11 a.m.