LOS ANGELES, Calif. — The No. 14-ranked Princeton University Tigers defeated the Division III No. 1 Pomona-Pitzer Colleges Sagehens, 13-9, while falling to the host/No. 12 Loyola Marymount University Lions, 10-7, at the Burns Aquatic Center on the final day of the Loyola Marymount Invitational.
In the opening game, Princeton ran off four straight goals after the Sagehens scored the first tally. In front as the second quarter started, the Tigers put up the first two goals to extend their lead to four and eventually led 8-4 at the break.
Pomona-Pitzer opened up the second half with a goal, but the Tigers pushed ahead with three more tallies to stay in front, 11-5. Princeton was n0t threatened the rest of the way and cruised to a 13-9 victory.
In the Tigers’ final game of the weekend, the Lions of LMU scored the first two tallies before Princeton rebounded with goals from Lindsey Kelleher and Amy Castellano to tie the contest with 52 seconds to go. Alana Evans‘ shot right before the buzzer set the score at three-all after eight minutes.
The second quarter featured three ties and three lead changes with Princeton never jumping in front. Laura Larkin‘s tally with 35 seconds remaining tied the game at six-all.
Much like the second frame, LMU scored first, but the Tigers countered with a tally from Castellano again. The Lions’ Hana Vilanova gave the home unit an 8-7 lead following 24 minutes.
Loyola Marymount closed out the game with a shutout in the final quarter, taking the matchup of two ranked foes with a 10-7 victory.
Release courtesy Princeton University Athletics Communications