CLAREMONT, Calif. – Closing out their final day of competition in California, the Wheaton College women's lacrosse team battled Pomona-Pitzer College, but fell 16-8 on Saturday evening. Wheaton moves to 3-4 overall on the season, while the Pomona-Pitzer advances to 7-0.
In the first half, Pomona-Pitzer jumped on the board first when they scored a goal five minutes in. The Lyons responded three minutes later with a goal to tie it when sophomore Katie Peters found first-year Amy Livermore who snagged the opening in the net. Pomona-Pitzer would regain control of the offense for the remaining first half as they pushed through seven unanswered goals.
In the second half, senior Brooke Sabol broke through for Wheaton when she dished out a goal at 5:82 to try and chip away the deficit. Sabol, senior Jenna Tewksbury and senior Madison Cohen each tallied two goals on the night, but it wouldn't be enough as Pomona-Pitzer held control of the offense to seal the win.
Sophomore goalkeeper Molly Witten collected 10 saves in the matchup as the Lyons marked a 15-11 in draw controls and held a close 28-30 tally in ground balls.
Wheaton will welcome Roger Williams University on Wednesday at Nordin Field for their next matchup with game time set for 7 p.m. under the lights.