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TIGERS FINISH BEST REGULAR SEASON IN SCHOOL HISTORY WITH WIN

By Michael Wells
Sports Information Director

 

LOS ANGELESTori Larson (Denver) scored six goals and Sarah Kessler (Portland, Ore.) added five, leading the Occidental College women's lacrosse to a comfortable 18-11 win over Pomona-Pitzer in its season finale at Jack Kemp Stadium.

Oxy finishes the regular season with its best record in its three year history — 12-2 overall and 6-2 in SCIAC — and will head into the SCIAC postseason tournament next week as the No. 2 seed and host. They'll play the No. 3 seed Claremont-Mudd-Scripps on April 28.

Pomona-Pitzer faces Whittier in the play-in game on Wednesday

The Tigers previous best finish was 2011 when they went 6-12 overall and 3-7 in SCIAC play.

Each year the program has improved substantially from the former. In their inaugural season in 2010, the Tigers were just 2-13 and 1-8 in the SCIAC.

Led by four goals apiece from Larson and Kessler, Oxy jumped out to an 11-4 lead by halftime. In the second, Larson scored with 6 minutes, 54 seconds left to give Oxy a 17-7 lead, its biggest of the game. Pomona-Pitzer scored four of the last five goals in just more than five minutes, but Oxy's advantage was too much to overcome.

Martha Marich and Jana London led Pomona-Pitzer (6-9, 1-7 SCIAC) with four goals each.

Charlotte Bromley (Watertown, Conn.) and Beebe Finch-Sanders led the Tigers with four ground balls each.