Sagehen Round Up for the Week of March 10, 2014

Claremont, Calif. (March 17, 2014) — This week in Sagehens Athletics saw the Women’s Water Polo team go 3-0 against Division I schools, while a pair of Pitzer freshmen went undefeated in three matches at the Stag-Hen Invitational for the Men’s Tennis team.

Jake Yasgoor ’17 won all four of his singles matches at the Stag-Hen Men’s Tennis Tournament this week, including three on Friday and Saturday at the Stag-Hen Invitational.
Jake Yasgoor ’17 won all four of his singles matches at the Stag-Hen Men’s Tennis Tournament this week, including three on Friday and Saturday at the Stag-Hen Invitational.

Women’s Water Polo hosted Bucknell on Wednesday and prevailed in overtime 11-9. The Sagehens tied the score up 7-7 with less than two minutes remaining in regulation on a goal from Alyssa Woodward ’15, her fourth goal of the match. On Friday, the Sagehens took on VMI and St. Francis (N.Y.) at Cal Baptist’s tournament and prevailed with a close 10-9 win over VMI as Woodward scored four more goals. The Sagehens also added a 9-6 win over St. Francis (N.Y.) to finish the week 3-0, as goalie Ahsha Earwood ’17 combined to make 28 saves over the three matches to get three wins. Pomona-Pitzer will travel to La Verne on Wednesday at 11 a.m. and host Harvard on Wednesday night at 7 p.m., before playing four matches at the Loyola Marymount Zumo Invitational on Friday and Saturday.

Men’s Tennis hosted the Stag-Hen Invitational and went 1-2, falling to No. 14 Bowdoin 5-3 and No. 11 Carnegie Mellon 5-4 and defeating Swarthmore 7-2. Jake Yasgoor ’17 and Graham Maassen ’17 won all of their singles matches at the event, with Yasgoor tallying a 3-0 mark and Maassen going 2-0 (he did not play against Swarthmore). Yasgoor and Maassen also had singles wins earlier in the week in a win over No. 26 Skidmore to combine for a 7-0 record. The Sagehens host No. 12 Whitman on Monday, No. 4 Amherst on Tuesday and Tufts on Wednesday.

Men’s and Women’s Track and Field traveled to the Occidental Distance Carnival and Sprints Festival and had several Pitzer athletes perform well. Greg Hook ’14 finished in the top five finish in the 400 meters out of 25 competitors with a 49.69, while Ali Holakoui ’15 finished eighth in 51.16. Paul Messana ’17 came in 13th place in the 1500 out of 101 runners with a 3:59.20, breaking the four-minute mark. Rhea Jayachandran ’16 was fourth in the women’s 100 meter hurdles out of 10 with a time of 16.00 even.

Baseball had a 2-2 week, defeating No. 6 Ithaca 15-7 on Monday and then winning one game in a three-game series with Chapman. E.J. Lopez ’15 was 3-for-5 with two RBI in the Ithaca game, while Coleman Lukas was 2-for-4 with three RBI and pitched the ninth inning. Lopez also went 2-for-4 in the first game of Saturday’s doubleheader at Chapman and 2-for-5 in the nightcap.

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This Week’s Schedule
Home Events In Bold

Monday, March 17
Women’s Tennis (H) vs. Amherst, 9:30 a.m.

Baseball (H) vs. Wesleyan, 11 a.m.
Men’s Tennis (H) vs. Whitman, 1 p.m.

Tuesday, March 18
Men’s Tennis (H) vs. Amherst, 10 a.m.

Wednesday, March 19
Women’s Swimming/Diving at NCAA Championships, 10 a.m.
Women’s Lacrosse (H) vs. Sewanee, 10 a.m.
Men’s Tennis (H) vs. Tufts, 10 a.m.

Women’s Water Polo at La Verne, 11 a.m.
Women’s Water Polo (H) vs. Harvard, 7 p.m.

Thursday, March 20
Women’s Swimming/Diving at NCAA Championships, 10 a.m.
Softball vs. Central College, 11 a.m. (at Tuscon Invitational)
Softball vs. Gustavus Adolphus, 1:30 p.m. (at Tuscon Invitational)

Friday, March 21
Women’s Swimming/Diving at NCAA Championships, 10 a.m.
Women’s Lacrosse (H) vs. Allegheny, 10 a.m.

Softball vs. Grinnell, 11 a.m. (at Tuscon Invitational)
Women’s Water Polo vs. Princeton, 11:45 a.m. (at LMU)
Softball vs. Denison, 1:30 p.m. (at Tucson Invitational)
Women’s Tennis at Redlands, 2 p.m.
Women’s Water Polo vs. CSU San Bernardino, 3:30 p.m. (at LMU)

Saturday, March 22
Women’s Swimming/Diving at NCAA Championships, 10 a.m.
Women’s Water Polo vs. Hartwick, 9:30 a.m. (at LMU)
Women’s Water Polo at LMU, 11:45 a.m.
Women’s Tennis (H) vs. Middlebury, 2 p.m.

Sunday, March 23
Women’s Tennis (H) vs. Whitman, 10 a.m.

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