March 17, 2012

Sagehens Drop Two At LMU Invitational

Los Angeles, Calif. – The Pomona-Pitzer Women's Water Polo team fell 11-4 to Pacific and 11-6 to Colorado State on Saturday at the Loyola Marymount Invitational.

With the losses, Pomona-Pitzer falls to 8-12 on the year, including 0-4 at the LMU Invitational after falling yesterday to CSU Bakersfield and Sonoma State.

Pacific took the first game on the strength of its defense as it held Pomona-Pitzer to just one first half goal to take a 4-1 lead into intermission, scoring four straight after freshman Alyssa Woodward opened the scoring in the game's third minute. The Tigers then broke the game open with a 5-1 third quarter to stretch the lead to 9-2, scoring the last five goals of the period after freshman Vicky Gyorffy cut it to 4-2 just 1:11 into the third quarter.

Gyorffy had two of Pomona-Pitzer's four goals, and Woodward and Mahalia Prater-Fahey had one apiece, as freshmen accounted for all four tallies.

In the second game, Colorado State outscored the Sagehens 3-1 in the first and 3-1 in the second quarter to take a 6-2 lead into the break. Woodward scored two goals in the third and Prater-Fahey added two in the fourth, but the Rams did not let Pomona-Pitzer sustain a run as they scored three unanswered goals in the third to take a 9-3 lead in the third and coast the rest of the way.

Caroline Young scored a game-high four goals for Colorado State (one in each quarter). Sarah Westcott and Kerstin Henshall had a goal apiece for Pomona-Pitzer.

The Sagehens will be back in action at home tomorrow when they face Iona (1 p.m.) and Arizona State (4 p.m.) at Haldeman Pool.