Redlands Outguns Pomona-Pitzer on Senior Night

After celebrating Senior Night prior to the start of Saturday's game, University of Redlands held off a late push by the visiting Sagehens of Pomona-Pitzer Colleges en route to a 21-16 victory at Farquhar Field. The Bulldogs gained a seven-goal performance from senior midfielder Christy Smith (St. Louis Park, MN), helping the Bulldogs record 20 or more netters for the fifth time this season.

Redlands broke an early 1-1 tie by enjoying a 7-1 run through the first 17:30 of the game. During this offensive outburst, sophomore attack player Aimee Dewan (Alamo, CA) fired off three of her seven goals of the game.

Although the Sagehens out-scored the Maroon and Gray, 3-2, in the final 12 minutes of the opening period, Redlands remained in control with a 10-5 halftime lead.

Early in the second stanza, the Bulldogs continued to roll as Dewan and Smith added a pair of goals each, leading to a 14-5 advantage after just three minutes of action.

Seemingly in control, Redlands faced a persistent Pomona-Pitzer squad that rattled off four unanswered netters.

Smith responded for the Maroon and Gray, contributing back-to-back scores in a 35-second span.

However, the Sagehens continued to pressure their opponents with freshman midfielder Jana London (Chevy Chase, MD) unleashing three of her team's final six goals over the last 10 minutes. Pomona-Pitzer finally closed within three at 16-19 with less than a minute to play.

Nonetheless, Redlands eliminated any threat by finding the back of the net on two occasions in the final 29 seconds, resulting in the 21-16 victory.

Besides combining for 14 goals, Dewan provided one assist and Smith came up with four draw controls.

Freshman midfielder Jacky Craycraft (Lake Forest, CA) nabbed a game-high nine draw controls and six ground balls.

Junior goalkeeper Ana Martinez (Pleasanton, CA) posted eight saves in a complete-game effort.

Pomnoa-Pitzer's London finished with eight scores to lead all players.

Redlands (12-3, 4-3 SCIAC) faces Occidental College in a rescheduled contest on Sunday, April 24, at 6:00 p.m. on Farquhar Field. This marks the final dual match of the regular season for both teams.


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