Women's Water Water Polo: Sagehens Beat Concordia, Win Third in a Row

Women's Water Water Polo: Sagehens Beat Concordia, Win Third in a Row

CLAREMONT, CA — Nohea Kahaulelio scored three goals, and the Pomona-Pitzer Women's Water Polo team rolled on their way to a 11-5 win over Concordia (CA) on the second day of the Convergence Tournament.

Seven different Sagehens got in on the scoring with Kahea Kahaulelio and Sasha Newton each scoring two. 

Hope Grant scored the opening goal for Pomona-Pitzer, then with 26 seconds remaining in the first period, the Sagehens took a 2-1 lead off Kahea Kahaulelio's goal and never gave it up. 

Pomona-Pitzer went into the break with a 8-2 lead after they outscored Concordia 6-1 in the second quarter. Nohea Kahaulelio scored all three of her goals in the second period.

Bella Villa gave the Sagehens their biggest lead of the game just over a minute into the second half when she scored to give her team a 9-2 lead.

Erica Halaszynski also found the back of the net for Pomona-Pitzer. Morgan Stockham got the start in the cage for Pomona-Pitzer recording two saves and earning her first win of the year. 

Lindsey Heaney scored two goals for the Eagles.

No. 12 UC Santa Barbara 9, Pomona-Pitzer 6

The Sagehens fought hard against one of the top teams in the country, but dropped the tournament finale to the Gauchos. 

After the first period the Sagehens only trailed by one. UCSB extended their lead to 3-0 but the Sagehens cut the deficit back down to one on back-to-back goals by Morgan McCracken and Christina Williamson.

In the fourth quarter, McCracken darted a shot past the goalie to put the Sagehens within four at 9-5. Hope Grant kept the momentum going with a goal to the right side of the net.

But the Sagehens would get no closer, losing 9-6. 

Ahsha Earwood had an impressive showing in the cage with nine saves. Williamson and McCracken each totalled two goals. Jocelyn Castro also scored in the game. 

Season Impact: The Sagehens move to 4-10 overall.

Next Game: The Sagehens open up SCIAC play with a home game against the Caltech Beaver on Wednesday, March 8 at 4 p.m.