Sagehens Close Out Gary Troyer With Win Over Presidents

Sagehens Close Out Gary Troyer With Win Over Presidents

Claremont, Calif. - The Pomona-Pitzer Men's Water Polo team jumped out to a big lead and held on for a 9-7 win over Washington & Jefferson in its final match of the 2014 Gary Troyer Memorial Tournament at Haldeman Pool.

The Sagehens also fell 7-5 earlier in the day to Fresno Pacific, splitting the day 1-1 and the two-day tournament 2-2 after defeating Iona and falling to Iona yesterday. Pomona-Pitzer now stands at 3-11 overall on the season. 

Freshman goalie Daniel Diemer (pictured) had 11 saves against the Presidents to get the win, after also having six saves in three quarters against Fresno Pacific in the first match. 

In the Washington & Jefferson contest, the Sagehens scored five straight goals to take a 6-1 lead in the second quarter and built the lead up to as many as six goals at 8-2 on a goal from Timmy Hardman to start off the third quarter. However, Washington & Jefferson responded to pull within 8-5 early in the fourth before senior Stephen Vint answered with a key goal to stop the momentum. 

Patrick Fredrick was able to score twice in the final minutes, the second coming with 1:31 left, to make the score 9-7, but Washington & Jefferson could come no closer.

Sophomore James Baker had three goals for the Sagehens, while Tommy Turner added two. Vint and Neil Forsythe had two goals in the first match against Fresno Pacific, with Forsythe's second closing the gap to 7-5 with 2:20 left, but the Sunbirds were able to hold on. 

Pomona-Pitzer returns to action on Friday for a 7 p.m. match against Mercyhurst at Haldeman Pool.