Sagehen Round Up for the Week of February 24, 2014

Jana London ’14 had a career-high 10 goals in the Women’s Lacrosse team’s 18-8 win over Puget Sound.
Jana London ’14 had a career-high 10 goals in the Women’s Lacrosse team’s 18-8 win over Puget Sound.

Claremont, Calif. (March 3, 2014) Rain wreaked havoc with various schedules this week, but not enough to prevent some impressive performances from the Sagehens.

Leading the way was the Women’s Lacrosse team, which traveled north to the Tacoma, Washington area for three games and won all three by double figures to improve to 6-2 on the season. The Sagehens defeated Pacific (Ore.) 16-3 on Saturday and then won twice in one day on Sunday, defeating host Puget Sound 18-8 and then shutting out Linfield 17-0. Jana London ’14 had an epic performance against Puget Sound, scoring a career-high 10 goals (seven in the first half alone) and was one of three different Pitzer players with hat tricks in the Pacific win, along with Sarah Markowitz ’16 and Aubrey Douglass ’16. Douglass added another hat trick with three goals in the Puget Sound win, while pulling in a team high seven ground balls. The Sagehens capped off the weekend with a shutout of Linfield, as defenders Rachel Kessler ’14 and Zoe Brown ’15 came forward for their first goals of the season, and Nicola Ying Fry ’16 added her first career goal.

Baseball also had a strong weekend once it was finally able to get some games in, sweeping a doubleheader from Redlands on Sunday 11-7 and 14-4. Samuel Fox ’15 and Coleman Lukas ’14 held the top two spots in the batting order in the opener and were both 1-for-3 with three runs scored, while Fox was also 2-for-3 with three runs scored in the nightcap. The Sagehens complete their three-game series on Monday with a 2:30 p.m. contest which was rescheduled after Friday’s rainout.

Women’s Water Polo competed in four matches at the Cal Lutheran Invitational and split with two wins and two losses. The Sagehens edged Villanova 9-8 to start the weekend on Friday and then capped it off with a 7-5 win over Sonoma State in the final match on Saturday. Alyssa Woodward ’15 had four goals and Ahsha Earwood ’17 had 16 saves in the Sonoma State victory, while sisters Carter Grant ’15 (vs. Villanova) and Hope Grant ’17 (vs. Sonoma State) each had two-goal efforts. The Sagehens will co-host the annual Convergence Tournament this weekend with four matches at Haldeman Pool, facing Long Beach State and Cal State Monterey Bay on Friday, and UC Irvine and UC San Diego on Saturday.

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This Week’s Schedule
Home Events In Bold

Monday, March 3
Men’s Golf at Las Vegas Desert Classic, 9 a.m.
Women’s Golf at Las Vegas Desert Classic., 9 a.m.
Baseball (H) vs. Redlands, 2:30 p.m.

Thursday, March 6
Men’s Tennis (H) vs. Mary Washington, 4 p.m.

Friday, March 7
Women’s Water Polo (H) vs. Long Beach State, 2 p.m.
Women’s Tennis (H) vs. Mary Washington, 2 p.m.

Baseball at Whittier, 2:30 p.m.
Women’s Water Polo (H) vs. Cal State Monterey Bay, 6 p.m.

Saturday, March 8
Men’s Track and Field (H) SCIAC Quad Meet, 11 a.m.
Women’s Track and Field (H) SCIAC Quad Meet, 11 a.m.
Baseball (H) vs. Whittier, 11 a.m.
Women’s Water Polo (H) vs. UC Irvine, 11:40 a.m.
Softball (H) vs. Whittier, 12 p.m.
Women’s Water Polo (H) vs. UC San Diego, 5 p.m.

Monday, March 10
Baseball (H) vs. Ithaca, 3 p.m.
Men’s Tennis (H) vs. Trinity (Texas), 4 p.m.

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