Women's Water Polo: Sagehens Dominate In First Home Match of Season

Women's Water Polo: Sagehens Dominate In First Home Match of Season

CLAREMONT, CA. – The Pomona-Pitzer Women's Water Polo Team won their first home match of the season, taking down the University of Toronto on Thursday night 15-3. Senior Natalie Hill led the team with three goals while three other Sagehens added two each. Nohea Kahaulelio had an excellent all-around day, scoring twice and delivering two assists. On the other end of the pool, Nohea snatched up a team-high four steals. In the net, Morgan Stockham collected 10 saves and managed a steal.

Season Impact: The Sagehens improve to a 4-5 record overall and extend their winning streak to four games.

The Sagehens battled in the opening period, looking to break past a tenacious Toronto defense. Hill scored the opening goal off a pass by Allison Wu to get the opening goal, but it was not until the second period when the offense came to life. After another goal by Hill to start the second, Lucie Abele assisted Anna Yu for the third goal. Abele followed with a goal in power play with 5:50 left in the half, and Yu made it 5-0. Bella Villa capped it off with a goal with 2:34 left in the half off an assist from Samantha Martinez to make it 6-0 at halftime.

The host side continued their shutout over the Varsity Blues in the third period, as Kyla Pickell scored to start the second half. The Sagehens extended their scoring run with four more, completing an 11-0 run.

At the fourth period, Toronto netted their first goal with 6:09 left in the game, but it was far too late for a comeback.

Up Next: The Sagehens will head over to Eagle Rock, CA to play their first SCIAC match against Occidental College on Wednesday, February 27th at 4:00 p.m.