Men's Soccer: Maric Leads Sagehens to Win over Oxy

Men's Soccer: Maric Leads Sagehens to Win over Oxy

LOS ANGELES, Calif. – Voja Maric found the back of the net twice in the second half and the Pomona-Pitzer Men's Soccer team scored a 2-1 win on the road Wednesday night.

Season Impact: The Sagehens improve to 9-6-2 overall and 8-5-2 in SCIAC play.

With one game left to play, Pomona-PItzer currently sits in fourth place in the SCIAC with 26 points. Claremont-Mudd-Scripps follows behind with 25 points. The Sagehens need a win in their final game or a CMS loss to claim the final spot in the SCIAC Postseason Tournament.

The Tigers drop to 8-9-1 overall and 7-8 in the SCIAC, falling out of postseason contention.

After neither team could find the back of the net in the first half, Occidental got on the board 11 minutes into the second period when Elijah Remy gathered the ball at the top of the box off a Sagehen defender and booted it in for the 1-0 advantage.

Just over a minute later, Maric gathered a through ball from Jacob Merkle at the right side of the box and easily beat the keeper to bring the game even.

In the 62nd minute, Maric grabbed the ball off a Tiger deflection and sent in an almost identical shot from earlier in the game for the 2-1 lead. That would be all the Sagehens needed coming away with the 2-1 win.

Maric is tied four first in the SCIAC with 12 goals.

Ben Mitchell finished with for saves in the match. 

Next Game: The Sagehens host the Chapman Panthers in a huge match-up this Saturday at 11 a.m.