Whittier, Calif. – Pomona-Pitzer fell into a big 9-2 hole early in second half, and could not dig its way out as it fell 15-10 to Whittier on Saturday afternoon.
With the loss, the Sagehens fall to 6-7 overall and 1-6 in the SCIAC, while Whittier pulls even in the SCIAC at 1-6 as well. Senior Martha Marich (McLean, Va.) and sophomore Logan Galansky (Denver, Colo.) each had three goals for Pomona-Pitzer, while sophomore Jana London (Chevy Chase, Md.) added two.
Pomona-Pitzer trailed 8-2 at the half and fell behind 9-2 in the opening minute of the second stanza, before catching fire and scoring six straight goals. London scored the first two, then Galansky added two, Marich added one and Dana Christensen (San Diego, Calif.) capped off the run with 19:37 left to make the score 9-8.
However, Whittier was able to regroup and Amiya Moretta scored to start a 3-0 run as the Poets took control of the game again at 12-8. Marich scored twice in a row to get the lead back down to 12-10 with 7:36 left, but Whittier's Dana Barraco stepped up with a goal with 5:46 left to start a 3-0 run to close the game out.
Pomona-Pitzer will be back in action when it travels to Occidental next Saturday for a 1 p.m. contest.