Women's Water Polo: Sagehens Fall To University Of Pacific And No. 5 Michigan At ASU Tournament

Women's Water Polo: Sagehens Fall To University Of Pacific And No. 5 Michigan At ASU Tournament

TEMPLE, AR -- The Pomona-Pitzer women's water polo team finished day two of the ASU Tournament with a 13-2 loss against University of the Pacific and a 16-3 loss to No. 5 Michigan.

The Sagehens fell behind as Pacific scored the only goal of the first quarter coming at the 1:53 minute mark to give the Tigers a 1-0 lead.

The Tigers tacked on three more goals in the second and held the Sagehens scoreless throughout the first half as Pomona-Pitzer trailed 5-0 at the break.

Pacific went on to score five more goals in the third to extend their lead to 10-0 after three quarters of play.

Pomona-Pitzer got one the scoreboard in the fourth quarter as junior Christina Williamson found the back of the net for the first time of the game for the Sagehens off of an assist from freshman Natalie Hill.

Freshman Anna Yu added another goal for the Sagehens at the 5:31 mark in the fourth quarter but the Tigers' offense was too much as Pomona-Pitzer dropped game one of their double header.

The Sagehens then turned their attention to No. 5 ranked Michigan for game two of their double header.

The Wolverines started out on top as they scored four goals in the first quarter to jump out to a 4-0 lead. Michigan added five more goals to its total and went into halftime with a 9-0 lead.

Pomona-Pitzer got on the scoreboard in the beginning of the third quarter as sophomore Morgan McCracken cashed in on a five-meter penalty shot to cut the lead to 9-1.

Michigan scored four-straight goals before sophomore Jocelyn Castro found the back of the net for the Sagehens off of an assist from freshman Samantha Martinez to make the score 13-2.

The Sagehens added one more in the fourth quarter as junior Hope Grant scored her first goal of the day but the Wolverines would hang on to hand Pomona-Pitzer its 11th loss of the year.

The Sagehens will next return home as they host SCIAC opponent Chapman on Saturday, March 26th at 11:00 a.m.