LAX: Sagehens Beat Illinois Wesleyan in OT

LAX: Sagehens Beat Illinois Wesleyan in OT

CLAREMONT, CA — Lilly Thomey scored with just ten seconds left in overtime, giving Pomona-Pitzer an 8-7 win over non-conference opponent Illinois Wesleyan Sunday afternoon.

Thomey, who scored a game-high four goals, caught a pass from freshman Sophie Hubbell and found the back of the net to end the game. Thomey currently ranks third in the SCIAC with 19 goals.

Hubbell totalled a game-high three assists and leads the conference with 12 assists. She also finished with four draw controls. 

Mckenzie Scott came up big for the Sagehens late in the overtime period. The junior goalie saved a near point-blank shot from Wesleyan's Sara Dust with just over two minutes remaining in the period to keep Pomona-Pitzer's chances alive. Scott earned the win in the net and finished the game with four saves.

After Pomona-Pitzer opened the game with a 5-0 lead, the Titans responded in the second half, opening the period on a 4-1 run. Thomey gave the Sagehens some cushion, extending their lead to 7-5 with 6:28 remaining in regulation. But the Titans responded with a goal 45 seconds later then scored the equalizer with 46 seconds left on the clock, setting up Thomey's overtime heroics. 

Senior Captain Rebecca Long opened the scoring for the Sagehens, finding the back of the net just under five minutes into the game off a Hubbell assist. Five minutes later Long assisted on a Thomey goal to put Pomona-Pitzer up 2-0. Long finished with two assists.

Captain Sallie Marx recorded a goal to go with a game-high five draw controls and two ground balls. Freshman Sonia Olson scored once and added four ground balls. 

Christian Rowe added a goal of her own. Meridian Lee picked up three ground balls.

Next Game: The Sagehens continue with non-conference play tomorrow at 11 a.m. against Stevens at the South Athletics Complex.