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Stopped by the Sagehens
Courtesy: CBU  
Release: 03/08/2013
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CLAREMONT, Calif. --- The morning game brought great news for fans of California Baptist University, as the Lancers defeated Claremont-Mudd-Scripps, 13-7, to extend their season-high winning streak to seven games. However, the afternoon did not go so well as CBU dropped one to Pomona-Pitzer, losing 9-8.

The 13 goals in game one meant that it was not only CBU's seventh straight win, but also their seventh straight game with 12+ goals.

They could have used this goal output against Pomona-Pitzer, but a sputtering fourth quarter offense left CBU dealing with their 10th loss of the year. Last season, the Lancers did not reach 10 losses until April 14.

"The hard fact is that we made bad decisions and had poor execution on both ends of the pool throughout the game," said Head Coach Jacob Medina.

The two teams traded goals in the first quarter, as Briana Tryon and Molly Gritchen led the Lancers to a 2-2 tie after the first. A strong second quarter for the Sagehens left CBU looking at a 5-3 deficit at the half.

The Lancers caught fire in the third quarter, getting goals from Gritchen, Laura Kocsis and Hannah Evans, to tie the game heading into the fourth.

The lack of focus in the fourth quarter allowed Pomona-Pitzer to take the one-goal win.

"Consistent mental lapses proved very costly for us in the loss," said Medina.

The loss moves CBU to 8-10 on the year, and they look to rebound tomorrow as they face Whittier and Cal Lutheran on day two of the Claremont Convergence tournament.

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