Caltech Hosts SCIAC Women's Water Polo Championships
April 26-28, 2013
* All Games Played at Pasadena City College (Google Map)
1570 E. Colorado Blvd., Pasadena, CA. 91106
Adults = $5
Children 12 & Under = Free
Current SCIAC I.D. (Students, Faculty, Staff) = Free
All game for the SCIAC Women's Water Polo Championships will be broadcasted live for free. In order to view the games - http://www.ustream.tv/channel/caltech-athletics. Please keep in mind there will be no audio commentary.
Final Points Standings
1. Pomona-Pitzer (16 pts.)
2. CMS (14 pts.)
3. Redlands (13 pts.)
4. Occidental (10 pts.)
4. Cal Lutheran (10 pts.)
6. Whittier (9 pts.)
7. Chapman (6 pts.)
8. La Verne (3 pts.)
9. Caltech (1 Pts)
Day 1 - April 26th
# 1 1:00 pm - La Verne vs. Caltech (La Verne 15-7, Scoresheet)
# 2 2:30 pm - Pomona-Pitzer vs. Chapman (PP 18-7, Scoresheet)
# 3 4:00 pm - Whittier vs. Occidental (Occidental 9-4, Scoresheet)
# 4 5:30 pm - Cal Lutheran vs. Redlands (Redlands 9-8 (2OT) Scoresheet)
# 5 7:00 pm - CMS vs. La Verne (CMS 14-7, Scoresheet)
Day 1 Highlights/Recap
La Verne 15, Caltech 7
Both Nicole Tuning and Maddie Loverensky had hat tricks in helping the Leopards into the main drawn of the Championships.
La Verne scored the game's first five goals and eventually went up 7-2 after the first period. The Leopards continued to find the back of the cage in the second period and held Caltech's offense in check en route to the victory.
Pomona-Pitzer 18, Chapman 7
The Sagehens scored seven goals in the first eight minutes of action then scored six in the second period en route to the win.
Pomona-Pitzer goalie Sarah Tuggy came up with 16 blocks as the Panthers didn't find the back of the net in the second half.
Alyssa Woodward scored five times for the Pomona-Pitzer offense. Sarah Westcott had a first period hat trick while Mahalia Prater-Fahay had a four-goal afternoon.
Occidental 9, Whittier 4
The Tigers jumped out to a quick lead then pulled away late in posting the win.
Occidental won the first two periods by identical 2-1 counts as they went up 4-2 at the game's halfway point.
Whittier scored the first two goals of the third quarter to help them get within 5-4 after 24 minutes. However, a four-goal outburst in the final period by the Tigers proved to be the difference.
Katie Gibbs and Danielle Garcia each had a hat trick for Occidental.
Redlands 9, CLU 8 (2OT)
In a game were neither team had more than a two goal lead, the University of Redlands prevailed in a double-overtime thriller over Cal Lutheran
With the Bulldogs holding a 5-3 edge with 3:00 left in the second period, Cal Lutheran scored the final goal of the period to start the momentum shift.
Redlands thwarted that momentum with a goal midway through the third period to make the score 6-4. However two straight Regal goals tied the score at 6-6 heading into the final period.
Each team found the net late in the fourth period to force the extra sessions. Both teams, once again, scored late in the first overtime as they headed into the final three minutes tied at 8-8. A Jill Stein goal proved to be the game-winner with 1:41 left on the clock.
Bulldog goalie Julie Lupfer made 14 saves, including four in the overtime periods, to boost the Redlands winning effort.
CMS 14, La Verne 7
The Athenas showed why they were the top seeded team heading into the championships.
After taking a solid 3-2 lead eight minutes into the game, CMS outscored the Leopards 6-1. Holding a 9-3 halftime, the Athenas slowly pulled away as they advanced to the semifinal round.
Alex Toohey and Haley Connor each had four goals for CMS.
Day 2 - April 27th
# 6 1:00 pm Chapman vs. Caltech (Consolation play-in) (Chapman 14-4, Scoresheet)
# 7 2:30 pm Pomona-Pitzer vs. Occidental (Semifinals) (Pomona-Pitzer 10-6, Scoresheet)
# 8 4:00 pm Redlands vs. CMS (Semifinals) (Redlands 10-9, Scoresheeet)
# 9 5:30 pm CLU vs. La Verne (Consolation) (CLU 8-6, Scoresheet)
# 10 7:00 pm Whittier vs. Chapman (Consolation) (Chapman 13-12, Scoresheet)
Day 2 Highlights/Recap
Chapman 14, Caltech 4
A six-goal outburst in the third period proved to be the difference in the Panthers victory.
Caltech scored three of the first four goals as they held a 3-1 lead with 5:42 left in the second period. Chapman added a goal late in the second period and rode that momentum through the second half.
Julie Case had a third period hat trick while Alison Quincy, Samantha McLaughlin, Samantha Martin and Miranda Estrella each had two goals.
Pomona-Pitzer 10, Occidental 6
The Sagehens secured a spot in the first-place game with a steady offense and solid defense.
Pomona-Pitzer scored the first goal of the game and never trailed. They took a 4-2 lead at the midway points and slowly pulled away from the Tigers. In a decisive third period the Saghens posted a 4-2 scoring edge as they went up by four goals entering the final frame.
The Tigers got their deficit down to 8-5 with the first goal of the final stanza but couldn't pull any closer.
Katy Shafer scored a game high four goals while Sarah Tuggy had 10 blocks in front of the cage.
Redlands 10, CMS 9
Jill Stein scored a late break away goal with just over 90 seconds left to lift the University of Redlands to the first-place game on Sunday afternoon.
With the Bulldogs holding a 9-6 lead with 6:15 left in the game, the Athenas scored three straight goals to tie the contest. After a pair of empty possessions by both teams, Stein stole the ball on a errant pass which led the game winner.
Stein had a four-goal afternoon while Jaci Cochrane chipped in a hat trick.
ClaremontMuddScripps was led by a trio of players with two goals. Haley Connor, Rachel Burgess and Alex Toohey each had two net finders.
CLU 8, La Verne 6
Cal Lutheran scored four of the first five goals and did enough to hold off a game Leopards squad. La Verne got their deficit down to one goal on three occasions in the second half but couldn't find the equalizer.
The Regals Shannon Streeter had a hat trick to pace the offense effort for Cal Lutheran.
Lauren Shepard had a solid game in front of the cage for La Verne as she stopped 12 shots to keep the eighth seeded Leopards in the game.
Alison Quincy jump started the Panthers offense with a four-goal effort as the posted the win.
Chapman started strong and kept the pressure on all game. The Panthers held a lead as large as four goals but the Poets responded though they could never grab the lead. With Chapman leading 13-10, Whittier scored two straight to close within a single goal late but couldn't tie the score.
Day 3 - April 28
# 11 10:00 am La Verne vs. Whittier (7th Place) (Whittier 8-7, Scoresheet)
# 12 11:30 pm CLU vs. Chapman (5th Place) (CLU 17-9, Scoresheet)
# 13 1:00 pm Occidental vs. CMS (3rd Place) (CMS 9-8 2OT, Scoresheet)
# 14 2:30 pm Pomona-Pitzer vs. Redlands (Championship) (PP 10-7, Scoresheet)
Day 3 Highlights/Recap
Whittier 8, La Verne 7 (Seventh Place Game)
In a game that featured 32 exclusions the game winning goal came on a Natalie Halvorsen-Herrera net finder with 1:43 left in the game. The Poets goal came during a 6-for-5 advantage.
The contest was filled with constant whistles that kept the flow of the game erratic. La Verne jumped out to a 3-1 lead after the first period. However, Whittier won the second period 4-1 to slowly grab momentum.
In the third period each team found the back of the net twice and Whittier held a 7-6 lead heading into the final eight minutes. The Leopards tied the score with 6:48 left on a Maddie Lovrensky goal before the Poets grabbed the win late.
CLU 17, Chapman 9 (Fifth Place Game)
Cal Lutheran jumped out a early and never looked back in posting the win.
The Regals scored five goals in the first period and limited Chapman to two. Cal Lutheran proceeded to win the second period by a 4-0 margin en route to a 9-2 halftime lead.
Chapman made a scoring run in the third quarter as they got their deficit down to 9-6 but that three goal spread was as close as they would get. Cal Lutheran scored the final two goals of the third period as they pulled away.
Morgan McCardell had a five-goal outburst to pace the Regals offense.
CMS 9, Occidental 8 (2OT) (Third Place)
Alex Toohey scored with 48 seconds left in the first sudden victory OT period to give ClaremontMuddScripps a come from behind win.
The Athenas were down 7-4 to start the fourth period but outscored the Tigers 3-0 to force the extra sessions. The game tying goal came with 1:46 left in period when Candace Filippelli put the ball in the back of the cage.
Each team found the back of the cage during the first overtime session.
Filippelli's hat trick led all scorers for the Athenas.
Pomona-Pitzer 10, Redlands 7 (Finals)
The Sagehens are heading to the NCAA Tournament for the second straight season after knocking off the Bulldogs. They earned the SCIAC's automatic bid by accumulating a enough points between the regular season and by winning the conference's championship.
Pomona-Pitzer jumped out to a 4-1 lead after the first eight minutes and never trailed. In the second period each team found the back of the net three times as the Sagehens held a 7-4 edge.
Redlands got their deficit down to 7-5 with the first goal of the third period but couldn't pull any closer than a two-goal spread.
Sarah Tuggy played a huge role in the victory as the goalie recorded nine blocks. On the offensive side of the ball Sarah Westcott and Katie Schaefer each tallied a hat trick