Two first half goals proves difference in loss to Sagehens

Two first half goals proves difference in loss to Sagehens

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CLAREMONT, Calif. – The Whittier College women's soccer team dropped its first game of the season on Wednesday evening, 2-0, to Pomona-Pitzer in the SCIAC opener for both squads.

The Poets managed to hold the Sagehens scoreless in the second half after it allowed Pomona-Pitzer to score twice in the first frame.

The first goal of the game came in the ninth minute from Allie Tao on a feed from Traci Lopez. The Sagehens added their second goal at 30:07 on an unassisted strike from Claire Mueller.

Although she allowed the first goals of the season to be scored on her, Megan Wessel made eight saves in the loss.

For the game, Pomona-Pitzer outshot the Poets 16-4 and put 10 of their shots on net. Whittier managed a second half shot on goal but was turned aside by goalie Talia Shulman.

Andre Smith, Stephanie Bergstrom, Breeann Yamada and Anna Edwards all had a shot for the purple and gold.

Whittier returns to action on Saturday afternoon as they host Claremont-M-S at 1 pm.