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CLAREMONT, Calif. — The No. 17-ranked Princeton University Tigers completed their California trip with a 15-12 overtime loss to the Division III No. 1 Pomona-Pitzer Colleges Sagehens at Haldeman Pool in a Halloween night clash.

Wyatt Benson recorded the only goal for Princeton in the first quarter as the squads were tied at one-all after eight minutes. It took Keller Maloney just 17 seconds into the next frame to give the Tigers a lead as he whipped in a shot on a man-up situation. Tallies from Benson and Matt Payne had the road unit up by three before taking a 5-3 advantage into the break.

After Pomona-Pitzer opened up the second half with a goal at the 5:32 mark, Princeton pitched a shutout for the rest of the stanza, scoring twice during that span. As the final quarter got started, each team posted goals before three straight from the Sagehens tied the score at 8-all with 3:43 left. Pomona-Pitzer held a lead for 23 seconds before Payne registered his third goal of the night. Neither team could find the game-winner in regulation, sending the contest into overtime.

The first portion of the overtime belonged to Pomona-Pitzer has it got on the board with the first two tallies, taking a 11-9 advantage. Alec Mendelsohn and Maloney scored in the period for Princeton, but the Tigers trailed, 12-11, after three minutes. Michael Swart tied the non-conference meeting at 12-all with 2:25 to go, but the Sagehens recorded the final three goals and earned a wild 15-12 decision.

Release courtesy Princeton University Athletics Communications

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