CLAREMONT, Calif. – Freshman Lilly Thomey kept the Sagehens undefeated season alive as she netted an overtime goal to give Pomona-Pitzer an 11-10 comeback victory over Drew University on Thursday night at the South Athletics Complex.
The Sagehens were led by senior Sarah Markowitz who tallied a season-high five goals against the Rangers in the win.
Drew opened up the game with a 2-0 lead before senior Aubrey Douglass found the back of the net for the Sagehens first goal of the day.
Markowitz tied the game up at 2-2 with her first goal of the game off of an assist from Douglass with 13:20 left in the first half.
The Rangers scored off of a free position shot by Maddie Spiess to take a 3-2 lead until senior Ally McLaughlin evened up the score with 8:26 left to play in the first half.
Drew closed out the half with two more goals as they took a 5-3 lead over Pomona-Pitzer at the break.
The Rangers came out in the second half and scored three-straight goals to make it five unanswered as Drew held an 8-3 lead with 18:58 left to go.
With Pomona-Pitzer facing its largest deficit of the season, the Sagehens came back to score five-straight goals with two of each from junior Rebecca Long and Markowitz and Thomey added her first goal of the game as the score went even at 8-8 with 12:13 left to play.
After surrendering a five point lead, Drew snapped the Sagehens' goal streak with two goals in a row to take a 10-8 lead with 8:28 remaining.
Markowitz found the net two more times late in the second half and evened up the score at 10-10 with 2:35 left.
The Sagehens had a chance to end the game in regulation as Long took a free position shot with six seconds remaining that banged off of the post and the game headed into overtime.
Drew was called on an illegal pocket penalty in their defensive zone that gave the Sagehens the ball early in the overtime period. Thomey took a free position shot and found the back of the net to keep Pomona-Pitzer's undefeated season alive.
The Sagehens next take the field as they host Whitman on Saturday, March 12th at 4:00 p.m.