CLAREMONT, CA. – The Pomona-Pitzer Women's Lacrosse team earned their second conference victory on a chilly Wednesday night, defeating Chapman University 18-13. Despite the extremely cold weather, the Sagehens were fired up on the offensive end, converting 56.3 percent of their shot attempts, and never letting the Panthers come within striking distance.
Season Impact: The Sagehens improve to a 2-1 record overall and in SCIAC play while the Chapman Panthers fall to an 0-3 record.
Sonia Olson led the Sagehens in scoring, finding the next six times while Sarah Woo scored four and made two assists. Sophie Hubbell had a fine night distributing the ball, collecting seven assists while Annie Price made 15 saves at goal.
Woo got the Hens the early lead, scoring the opening goal just 30 seconds into the game. She later doubled the lead a minute later after weaving through a traffic of defenders and slotted the ball past the keeper. Olson followed with two more goals as the Hens took a 4-0 lead just five and a half minutes into the match. The Panthers eventually found their footing and managed to respond, but the Hens answered back with more goals to keep their opponents at distance. After the Panthers cut into the deficit to make it 7-5, the Hens broke out with a 3-0 run thanks to goals from Kate Immergluck, Sophia Silane, and Woo to make it 10-5. The Hens led 11-7 at halftime.
The Sagehens came out firing in the second half, putting up four goals to jump at a 15-7 lead. However, the Panthers took advantage of a Sagehen penalty to spark a 3-0 run to cut the deficit within five. With 10:21 remaining in the game, Woo caught the Panthers' defense by surprise with a quick dash to the front of goal to extend the lead. Hubbell later found Lilly Thomey with a sneaky delivery to make it 17-10 for the Hens. The Panthers tried to make an aggressive push in the final five minutes of the game, but to no avail as the Hens held on 18-13.
Up Next: The Sagehens will travel to University of Redlands on Wednesday, March 7 to face the Bulldogs at 7:00 p.m.