|Liz McAllister ’09 takes the ball in the game against CMS on the way to a 2-1 win on September 13.
Overall: 10-6-1 SCIAC: 8-3-1Epic is the only word to describe the SCIAC tournament semifinal game between Claremont-Mudd-Scripps and Pitzer-Pomona on November 3. With the game tied 1-1, after 18 rounds of penalty kicks the conference championship game ended with CMS ahead by one shot. All five Pitzer athletes on the team were major contributors. Angie Martinez ’09 scored important goals for the team. Sophomore Julia Carr is a defensive leader for the Hens and Liz McAllister ’09 is a strong defender. Jenny Medvene-Collins, a junior, is a key player for the team in the central midfield. First-year student Jane Philips has earned a lot of playing time, also as a center midfielder.
Overall: 11-5-1 SCIAC: 9-3-1
The Hens had an exciting game against conference rival University of Redlands, defeating the Bulldogs 2-1. The Hens scored in the 17th minute for a 1-0 lead. The Bulldogs tied the
game at 1 in the 22nd minute and the Hens scored off a corner kick in the 57th minute for the win. The team has a lot of depth and is quite young, however, as they have been playing well, the underclassmen have had many opportunities to contribute to the efforts on the field. Andrew Jacobson ’08 was second team all SCIAC.
Overall: 2-5 SCIAC: 1-3
Despite trailing 14-7 at the half, the Sagehens rallied in the second half to a 31-21 win over rival Claremont-Mudd-Scripps on Homecoming Saturday. After a sloppy first half that saw the Hens turn the ball over four times (2 fumbles, 2 interceptions), they rebounded with 17 unanswered points to seal the victory and retain the Peace Pipe. In the forty-ninth meeting of these two teams, the Sagehens out-gained the Stags 405 to 215 yards.
|Mike Mueting ’08 builds momentum to make a pass.
Men’s Water Polo
Overall: 16-16 SCIAC: 8-2
Down 4-0, the Sagehens rallied to make it an interesting match in the SCIAC championship game against the University of Redlands. After being shut out 4-0 in the first quarter, the Hens played a better second quarter with the opening goal scored by Mark D’Avino ’10. Down 6-2 after exchanging goals, Pomona senior Tim Brown rattled in a goal and blasted another goal home with 5.4 seconds in the third quarter. With momentum on their side, the Sagehens had several golden opportunities in the fourth quarter, but costly turnovers on key ball possessions kept Pitzer at bay. The final score was 7-5 Redlands.
Men’s & Women’s Cross Country
Men: Overall: 6-1 SCIAC: 6-1
Women: Overall: 5-2 SCIAC: 5-2
The women’s squad finished the season November 11 at the NCAA III West Regional meet. The Sagehens finished twelfth out of sixteen scoring teams. The men’s squad garnered a second place SCIAC finish, one spot ahead of their performance in the SCIAC Multi-Duals.
|The Sagehen volleyball team takes a moment together in preparation for the start of a match.
Overall: 15-10 SCIAC: 8-6
The season ended very well, with particularly strong performances that the team looks forward to carrying into next year. Sarah Amos ’10 was awarded Second Team All SCIAC and Pacific Coast Classic All Tournament Team, Ruchi Patel ’09 received the Hustle Award for the Team for her outstanding efforts on defense, and Dennica Gumaer ’10 had 50 kills, hitting .213 on the season with 20 blocks.
—Catherine Okereke ’00