Claremont, Calif. (March 2, 2015) – This week in Sagehens Athletics saw a pair of Pitzer students have career days in the season finales for the basketball teams, another had a career day to lead a three-game sweep for the baseball team, and another spurred on a terrific comeback for the Women’s Lacrosse team.
Men’s Basketball ended its season on a high note with a 71-62 win over Whittier on Tuesday. Joseph Eyen ’15 played the final game of his career and set a new career high with 18 points, knocking down six three-pointers, five of which came in the second half. That passed his previous career high of 17 set earlier this season in a win over Caltech. Adrian Brandon ’15 also tied for team-high honors with 10 rebounds in his final game with the Sagehens.
Women’s Basketball closed out its 2014-15 season with a narrow home loss to Whittier, but not without a 32-point, 12-rebound effort from Basha Brulee-Wills ’17, a new career-high in points. Brulee-Wills ended the year with six straight double-doubles, as well as 13 in 16 SCIAC games this season, while leading the league in both scoring and rebounding.
Samuel Fox ’15 had a monster doubleheader for the Baseball team in its sweep of Whittier this weekend, hitting the first three home runs of his career, two in the opening game and one in the nightcap. He drove in six runs in the opener, and then broke a 0-0 tie with a two-run shot in the nightcap to send the Sagehens on to a 6-2 win. Cameron Yen ’16 threw a four-hit shutout in the first game of the twinbill, a 13-0 victory, while E.J. Lopez ’15 was 3-for-5 in the nightcap. Kevin Jordan ’17 also had a strong weekend, batting 5-for-10 in the three-game series. The Baseball team will take on Ithaca on Sunday and Monday in non-league action this week.
Women’s Lacrosse trailed Chapman 8-4 in the second half on Wednesday, but Aubrey Douglass ’16 scored four goals down the stretch, including the tiebreaking goal with 4:35 left, to lead the Sagehens to a dramatic 10-9 comeback win. Olivia Cornfield ’17 started the comeback with a goal to cut the Panthers lead to 8-5, and Douglass followed with four of the last five goals for the Sagehens. Grace Geller ’16 almost helped make it two comebacks in one week, as she had the tying goal to force overtime after the Sagehens trailed 7-4 with 4:30 left in the game, but CMS was able to take the game 8-7 in overtime.
Softball split a doubleheader with La Verne this weekend, taking the nightcap of the doubleheader 11-2 as Eden Griffen ’17 earned the pitching victory. Natalie Ireland ’18 added a two-run home run in the opening game, which La Verne ended up winning 9-5. The Sagehens are on the road again this weekend as they travel to Chapman on Saturday for a doubleheader starting at noon.
Men’s Tennis swept a pair of home matches on Saturday, defeating Christopher Newport 9-0 and Mary Washington 5-4. Samuel Malech ’18 had the clinching win against Mary Washington at No. 4 singles, earning a 6-3, 7-5 win. Jacob Yasgoor ’17 earned a 7-5, 7-5 win at No. 1 singles against Christopher Newport and Jonathan Kim ’16 had a 7-5, 6-2 win at No. 2, while Michael Chang ’15 picked up a 6-4, 6-4 win at No. 6. The Sagehens will host a pair of home matches on Sunday, taking on Carnegie Mellon and Hardin-Simmons at the Pauley Tennis Complex.
Women’s Tennis picked up its second shutout win of the young season, defeating Caltech 9-0 on Saturday. Marie Fleming ’16 and Mallory Roth ’17 earned singles wins for the Sagehens, while Grace Hruska ’18 earned a win in doubles. The Sagehens travel to Redlands on Saturday for their third SCIAC match of the young season, before playing their next 12 matches at home over the coming weeks.
Women’s Water Polo split two matches at the Tina Finali Invitational at Cal Lutheran on Saturday, falling to Cal State East Bay 8-3 and then bouncing back to defeat Fresno Pacific 9-7. Alyssa Woodward ’15 had two goals in the win over Fresno Pacific, while Hope Grant ’17 added one and Ahsha Earwood ’17 earned the win in goal. The Sagehens will play their first matches at Haldeman Pool this season when they host the annual Claremont Convergence Tournament on Friday and Saturday.
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This Week’s Schedule
Home Events In Bold
Monday, March 2
Men’s Golf at Las Vegas Desert Classic
Women’s Golf at Las Vegas Desert Classic
Wednesday, March 4
Women’s Lacrosse at Redlands, 7 p.m.
Friday, March 6
Women’s Water Polo (H) vs. Fresno Pacific, 2 p.m.
Women’s Water Polo (H) vs. UC San Diego, 7:20 p.m.
Saturday, March 7
Women’s Tennis at Redlands, 10 a.m.
Women’s Track and Field at La Verne Quad Meet, 11 a.m.
Men’s Track and Field at La Verne Quad Meet, 11 a.m.
Softball at Chapman, 12 p.m.
Women’s Water Polo (H) vs. George Washington, 1 p.m.
Women’s Water Polo (H) vs. Cal St. Monterey Bay, 6:20 p.m.
Sunday, March 8
Men’s Tennis (H) vs. Carnegie Mellon, 10 a.m.
Baseball (H) vs. Ithaca, 2 p.m.
Men’s Tennis (H) vs. Hardin Simmons, 3 p.m