Sagehen Update for the Week of April 20, 2015

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Aubrey Douglass ’16 scored the game-winning goal in triple overtime to give the Women’s Lacrosse team a 7-6 win over Redlands in the SCIAC Tournament semifinals on Saturday.

Claremont, CA (April 27, 2015) This seek in Sagehen Athletics saw Women’s Lacrosse win a dramatic triple-overtime game against Redlands in the SCIAC Tournament semifinals to clinch its first-ever conference championship.

The Sagehens entered the SCIAC Tournament as the top seed after winning the regular season by three games.  With the SCIAC’s point system of combining regular season and tournament results, the team only needed to win the semifinal game to clinch the league title, but it proved to be a difficult task as Redlands build a two-goal lead in the second half at 6-4. The team defense, led by seniors Zoe Brown ’15 and Annie Schatz ’15 clamped down at that point and did not allow Redlands to score a goal in the final 20 minutes of regulation or through 12 minutes of overtime, as the Sagehens came back to tie the score 6-6 with 3:30 left to force the extra sessions.

After neither team scored through the first two six-minute overtimes, Sallie Marx PO ’18 won the draw control to start the third overtime and turned the corner along the right side before finding Douglass alone in front of the net. Douglass reached up to make the catch and was one-on-one with the Redlands goalie before burying the shot just 14 seconds into the third extra session for the game-winner. The win improves the Sagehens record to 13-3 on the year, with all three losses by one goal, and sends them through to the SCIAC Finals, which it will host against Occidental at 11 a.m. on Saturday (tickets are $5, but free for students and staff with ID).

Women’s Water Polo ended up with a SCIAC Co-Championship as well, but not in the way it wanted as it fell 7-6 in the SCIAC Tournament finals to Whittier, ending its season with a 19-10 record. The team’s seven seniors, including Alyssa Woodward ’15 and Carter Grant ’15, did end their careers with four straight conference crowns. Woodward had three goals in a 16-4 win over Chapman in the semifinals, which clinched the share of the title, and added two goals in the loss to Whittier, finishing her career with 318.

Baseball took three out of four in the final weekend to clinch a SCIAC Postseason Tournament bid with a 20-8 league mark. Samuel Fox ’15 extended his hitting streak all the way to 28 games, including a two-run homer in a key 8-3 road win over Chapman on Saturday which clinched the conference tournament bid, before finally seeing it end in a 13-11 win over CMS on Saturday. Matt Omori ’18 had the go-ahead RBI single in the eighth inning of the CMS win after entering the game as a defensive replacement. Fox, Ryan Madden ’15, E.J. Lopez ’15 and Mark Okuma ’15 were honored pregame for their Senior Day. The Sagehens will begin SCIAC Tournament play on Friday (location and opponent to be determined by Tuesday).

Softball took three out of four in its final weekend, but ended up missing out on a SCIAC Postseason Tournament bid. Ashley Morello ’15 extended her hitting streak to 17 games with five hits on her Senior Day in a sweep of Occidental, but saw it snapped against Whittier when she lined out three times. She finished her final season with a career best .421 batting average, while stealing 11 bases without being caught.

Men’s and Women’s Tennis had their final tuneup before the postseason at the Ojai Invitational last weekend. The top performance for the Sagehens was in men’s doubles as Jonathan Kim ’16 and Graham Maassen ’17 advanced all the way to the semifinals. Men’s Tennis will be at Caltech for the SCIAC Championships on Friday and Saturday, while Women’s Tennis will be at Claremont-Mudd-Scripps. Men’s and Women’s Track and Field will be at Occidental for their SCIAC Championships on Friday and Saturday, while Men’s and Women’s Golf will be at Oak Valley Golf Club for SCIACs on Monday and Tuesday.

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This Week’s Schedule
Home Events In Bold

Monday, April 27
Men’s Golf at SCIAC Championships, 9 a.m. (Oak Valley)
Women’s Golf at SCIAC Championships, 9 a.m. (Oak Valley)

Tuesday, April 28
Men’s Golf at SCIAC Championships, 9 a.m. (Oak Valley)
Women’s Golf at SCIAC Championships, 9 a.m. (Oak Valley)

Friday, May 1
Men’s Tennis at SCIAC Championships, 10 a.m. (at Caltech)
Women’s Tennis at SCIAC Championships, 10 a.m. (at CMS)
Men’s Track and Field at SCIAC Championships, 2 p.m. (at Occidental)
Women’s Track and Field at SCIAC Championships, 2 p.m. (at Occidental)
Baseball at SCIAC Championships, 3 p.m. (site and opponent: TBA)

Saturday, May 2
Men’s Tennis at SCIAC Championships, 10 a.m. (at Caltech)
Women’s Tennis at SCIAC Championships, 10 a.m. (at CMS)
Women’s Lacrosse (H) vs. Occidental, 11 a.m. (SCIAC Finals)
Men’s Track and Field at SCIAC Championships, 2 p.m. (at Occidental)
Women’s Track and Field at SCIAC Championships, 2 p.m. (at Occidental)

Baseball at SCIAC Championships, 3 p.m. (site and opponent: TBA)

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