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Poets exit SCIAC Post Season with loss to Pomona-Pitzer

Poets exit SCIAC Post Season with loss to Pomona-Pitzer

Photo by: Tony Leon/ActionWestPhotography.com

CLAREMONT, Calif. – The Whittier College Women's Water Polo team exited the Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SCIAC) Post Season Tournament Friday afternoon.

They entered as the No. 4 seed and were matched up against the top seeded Sagehens of Pomona-Pitzer. 

The Purple & Gold were 0-2 against the Sagehens on the season going into the post-season and they couldn't pick up the win on the road as they fell 15-3.

The Sagehens blanked the Poets in the opening period 4-0 before putting up another five in the 2ndAnastacia Gonzalez (Montebello, Calif.) would add two in the second period but WC still saw themselves trailing 9-2 at the break.

Whittier found it tough to score in the third quarter being held scoreless as PP moved the score to 12-2. 

In the final stanza, Kendyl Riley (Huntington Beach, Calif.) was able to find the back of the goal but that came with :18 seconds on the clock, which wasn't enough to spark a comeback.

Noa Cravens (Laie, HI) played in goal for the Poets and finished with seven saves and three steals. 

Whittier was outshot 29-22 for the game and was 0-for-11 on power-play opportunities.

Whittier finished 2018 9-17, 7-7 SCIAC and finish 4th in the final SCIAC Standings.