CLAREMONT, Calif. – The Pomona-Pitzer women's lacrosse team won their second-straight Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference Championship with a 10-9 win over Chapman on Saturday night at the South Athletics Complex.
Chapman started out with a promising lead as they opened up the game with three goals in a row to take a 3-0 lead in the first eight minutes of the game.
The Sagehens answered with four-straight goals and scored their first goal of the night as senior Aubrey Douglass found the back of the net off of a pass from senior Katie Savino. Senior Sarah Markowitz then scored her first goal of the night on a free position shot and Savino scored a goal off of an assist from senior Ally McLaughlin to tie the game up at 3-3.
Junior Rebecca Long then followed that up with an unassisted goal to take the first lead of the night for Pomona-Pitzer at 4-3 with 9:27 left in the first half.
The Panthers ended the half with three unanswered goals by Danielle Zahn, Tessa Oliaro and Brooke Martini as Chapman led 6-4 going into the break.
The Sagehens wasted no time coming out for the second half as they quickly tied the game up at 6-6 after goals from Markowitz and Long.
Chapman then scored two goals in a row to take an 8-6 lead before the Sagehens scored three-straight goals from Savino, Markowitz and freshman Lilly Thomey to take a 9-8 lead with 14:15 left in the second half.
The Panthers came back and tied the game one last time as Stacey Zuppa found the back of the net with 9:43 remaining but Long responded just over a minute later to score the go-ahead goal for Pomona-Pitzer to take a 10-9 lead.
Chapman had a good look at the end of the game to tie it up on a free position shot by Becka Wachtel but sophomore goal keeper Mckenzie Scott came up with a huge save for the Sagehens and Pomona-Pitzer was able to run out the rest of the clock to seal their second-straight SCIAC Championship.
The Sagehens will wait to see if they advance to the Regional Round of the NCAA Tournament with the selection show coming up after the weekend.