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September 26, 2009

Tigers fall after early lead

CLAREMONT, Calif. (Sept. 26, 2009) – An early, unassisted goal by the Tigers’ Skylar Roush was unable to hold up as the Pomona-Pitzer Sagehens used a three-goal, second half surge, to power past Occidental College, 3-1, in their final contest of a three-game road stand.

Things were promising early for the black and orange as Roush found the back of the net in the 13th minute of action. After maintaining the 1-0 lead into the intermission, unfortunately for the Tigers, the Sagehens came back strong in the second half.

In the 56th minute Pomona-Pitzer tied things up and in the 72nd minute they took a lead they would not relinquish. The Sagehens added an insurance goal in the 88th minute to round out the scoring in the match.

Oxy was out-shot 15-10 although each team earned three corner kicks. Occidental goalie, Ian Powell, held an edge in saves with three to the two by the PP keeper.

The Tigers (2-5, 1-3 SCIAC) return to the friendly confines of the Lower Soccer Field on Wednesday, Sept. 30 as they host the Beavers from Caltech (0-4, 0-3 SCIAC) at 4:00 p.m.