Claremont, Calif. – Senior Perri Hopkins (Agoura, Calif. - pictured) broke a 7-7 tie in the first overtime as the Pomona-Pitzer Women's Water Polo team remained undefeated in the SCIAC with a 9-7 overtime win over Cal Lutheran on Saturday morning at Haldeman Pool.
With the win, the Sagehens, ranked No. 1 in Division III, improve to 16-16 overall and 5-0 in the SCIAC, with three of the five wins coming in overtime (Occidental, La Verne and Cal Lutheran). Kelsey Bergemann also helped key the comeback with back-to-back fourth quarter goals to pull the Regals within 7-6 with 1:18 to play.
However, Hopkins scored her second goal of the game to end the drought with 2:29 to go in the first overtime, and freshman Chrissie Alving-Trinh (Fresno, Calif.) added an insurance goal with 2:04 to go in the second overtime to give the Sagehens some insurance.
Senior Annie Oxborough-Yankus (Walingford, Conn.) got Pomona-Pitzer started with two goals in the first half, the second of which came from long range to give the Sagehens a 4-3 lead with 4:23 to go in the first half. Freshman Alyssa Woodward (Riverside, Calif.) followed with a goal, and Hopkins scored with four seconds left in the half to stretch the lead to 6-3 going into the break.
(pictured is the Hopkins goal with four seconds left in the first half)
Oxborough-Yankus, and Sarah Westcott (Menlo Park, Calif.) each had two goals for the Sagehens, while Bergemann, Messer, and Morgan McCardell each had two for Cal Lutheran.
Pomona-Pitzer will be back in action next Saturday when it hosts CMS in its regular season home finale at 7 p.m.
WOMEN'S WATER POLO SCORING SUMMARY
Team 1 2 3 4 OT F
CLU 2 1 1 3 0 7
PP 1 5 1 0 2 9
Qtr Time Player (School) Score
1 4:09 Annie Oxborough-Yankus (PP) 0-1
1 2:50 Christina Messer (CLU) 1-1
1 0:20 Kehau Ai (CLU) 1-2
2 7:27 Sarah Westcott (PP) 2-2
2 6:23 Mahalia Prater-Fahey (PP) 2-3
2 4:52 Morgan McCardell (CLU) 3-3
2 4:27 Annie Oxborough-Yankus (PP) 3-4
2 3:38 Alyssa Woodward (PP) 3-5
2 0:04 Perri Hopkins (PP) 3-6
3 6:06 Sarah Westcott (PP) 3-7
3 5:54 Morgan McCardell (CLU) 4-7
4 3:39 Kelsey Bergemann (CLU) 5-7
4 1:18 Kelsey Bergemann (CLU) 6-7
4 0:10 Christina Messer (CLU) 7-7 (5-meter)
OT1 2:29 Perri Hopkins (PP) 8-7
OT2 2:04 Chrissie Alving-Trinh (PP) 9-7