Big Second Half Sends Sagehens Past MIT For Fifth Straight Win

Claremont, Calif. - Senior Martha Marich (McLean, Va.), sophomore Logan Galansky (Denver, Colo. - pictured) and sophomore Jana London (Chevy Chase, Md.) had nine points apiece as the Pomona-Pitzer Women's Lacrosse team used a big second half to defeat MIT 22-12 on Wednesday evening.

The win was the fifth in a row for Pomona-Pitzer, which improves to 6-5 on the year, while MIT falls to 1-7 with the loss.

Marich finished with eight goals and one assist, Galansky had six goals and three assists and London had five goals and four assists for the Sagehens.

Pomona-Pitzer trailed 9-8 at the half, but outscored MIT 14-3 in the second stanza. Galansky scored the first two goals of the second half to give the Sagehens the lead for good at 10-9, while Marich followed with two straight goals to make the score 12-9.

MIT stopped the bleeding momentarily on a free position shot from Molly McShane to make the score 12-10 with 24:01 to go, but the Sagehens scored the next four goals, including tallies from sophomore Kaitlin Jones (Minneapolis, Minn.) and freshman Julie Necarsulmer (Kennett Square, Pa.) to take control of the contest.

Sarah Ritter had 18 saves for MIT in a busy day that saw her face 49 shots (compared to 20 for MIT).

Pomona-Pitzer will be back in action at home next Wednesday when it starts the second round of SCIAC games with a home contest against Redlands, beginning at 7 p.m.