Claremont, Calif. (March 18, 2013) —This week in Sagehens Athletics saw the Women’s Water Polo team win four of five, while the Baseball team won three of four, including taking a SCIAC weekend series for the fourth time in five tries by winning two of three against Chapman.
Women’s Water Polo had a busy week with five matches, including its SCIAC opener, and allowed only 24 goals (4.8 per contest). Katya (Katy) Schaefer ’16 had a big week offensively with 13 goals, including four in a win over Division I St. Francis (NY). Alyssa Woodward ’15 also had eight goals on the week and has now scored at least one goal in all 17 matches this year.
Baseball met Chapman in a three-game weekend series for the first time as SCIAC rivals and took two of three, after defeating Ithaca 16-11 in a non-league game to start the week. Erik Munzer ’13 had a big week at the plate, batting 10-for-18, including 4-for-5 against Ithaca, while Mark Okuma ’15 was 3-for-4 with three RBI. E.J. Lopez ’15 also had a 3-for-4 game in the opener against Chapman, and sealed a 4-2 win in the final game of the series with a diving play at third base for the final out of the game.
Women’s Tennis had three matches in three days against ranked opponents and finally suffered its first loss after a 7-0 start, falling to No. 10-ranked Bowdoin on Friday. The all-Pitzer doubles team of Jamie Solomon ’13 and Marie Fleming ’16 earned one of the points against Bowdoin with a dominant win at No. 2 doubles. Men’s Tennis also had a busy week and went 2-2, defeating Rochester on Wednesday and Skidmore on Saturday, while falling to Bowdoin and Swarthmore on Friday. Max Sabel ’13 and Frankie Allinson PO ’13 were 4-0 in doubles on the week, including a dominant 8-1 win over No. 5 Bowdoin, while Sabel moved up to No. 1 singles and had a key win in the Skidmore victory.
Softball had a home doubleheader on Saturday against Cal Lutheran and played a pair of one-run games, winning the opener 4-3 and falling in the nightcap 3-2. Ashley Morello ’15 had a big weekend, batting 3-for-4 with an RBI in the opener and then stealing home on the back end of a double steal in the loss in the nightcap.
About Sagehen Athletics
Pitzer College joins with Pomona College to field 21 varsity teams – The Sagehens – that compete in Division III NCAA athletics and as members of the Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SCIAC). There are 10 men’s and 11 women’s teams: baseball (men), basketball, cross country, football (men), golf, lacrosse (women), soccer, softball (women), swimming and diving, tennis, track and field, volleyball (women) and water polo.