CLAREMONT, CA. – The Pomona-Pitzer Lacrosse team fell to Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SCIAC) opponent Chapman 16-10 on Saturday afternoon at the South Athletics Complex.
Season Impact: With the loss, the Sagehens drop to 5-8 on the year and fall to 1-5 in conference play.
Before the game, Pomona-Pitzer honored its only senior in Rebecca Long for the team's 2017 Senior Day.
The Sagehens were led by Long who tied her career-high on senior day with a game-high six goals in the loss.
The Panthers were led by Stacey Zuppa who had a team-high four goals in the win.
Pomona-Pitzer opened up the game with an early goal as freshman Sophie Hubbell scored on a free position shot to give the Sagehens a 1-0 lead.
The Panthers responded with four-straight goals before Long scored her first goal of the afternoon to cut the lead down to 4-2.
Chapman rattled off another four goals before Long scored her second goal off of a free position shot and the Panthers ended the half with three unanswered to hold an 11-3 lead at halftime.
The Panthers came out of the half and scored back to back goals before Long notched her 10th hat trick of season off of an assist from Hubbell. The Sagehens followed that up with a goal by freshman Sophia Silane as she fired a shot in the back of the net to cut the Panthers' lead down to 13-5.
Chapman came back to score three-straight goals to push the lead back up to 16-5 but the Sagehens went on a scoring streak to end the game with five unanswered goals.
Freshman Eileen Mahler scored off of a free position shot followed by an unassisted goal by Long to trim the lead down to 16-7.
The Sagehens ended the game as freshman Sonia Olson scored her only goal of the game off of an assist from sophomore Lilly Thomey and Long netted two more goals but the Sagehens ran out of time as the Panthers held on for the 16-10 victory.
Up Next: The Sagehens will continue SCIAC play as they next travel to conference rival CMS on Wednesday, April 12th at 7:00 p.m.