Preview: UC Santa Cruz vs. Pomona-Pitzer

Preview: UC Santa Cruz vs. Pomona-Pitzer

Game Details:
Date:                  Saturday November 13th           

Game time:        11 am                        

Round:               First
Venue:               Pomona-Pitzer Soccer Stadium
City, State:         Pomona, California
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This Week: The Banana Slugs drew Pomona-Pitzer in the opening round of the NCAA Division III Women's Soccer National Tournament. The opening round starts on Saturday and the UC Santa Cruz/Pomona-Pitzer match-up is at 11 am.

Scouting the Sagehens:
The Sagehens finished the regular season with a 14-1-3 record. They won the SCIAC regular season championship with a 12-0-3 record and fell 0-0, in a shootout, to Chapman University in the semifinals of SCIAC Women's Soccer Championship. Peri Cuppens led the Sagehens in goals with eight. Lexi Stinson lead the Sagehens with 3.35 saves per match.

Scouting the Banana Slugs: UC Santa Cruz had a 6-10-1 overall record and had a 5-4 record against NCAA Division III opponents. Megan Carey led the Banana Slugs with eight goals. Athena Del Rosario led the Banana Slugs in saves with an average of 4.53 per match

Last Time Out: This match is a rematch of a match played on September 2nd in Pomona. The Sagehens won that match 3-0. The Banana Slugs and Sagehens have three common opponents – California Lutheran University, Chapman University and Claremont Mudd Scripps. The Banana Slugs had a 0-3 record against those opponents while the Sagehens had a 5-0-2 record against those opponents.

Getting to Know Pomona-Pitzer: It was founded as on October 14th, 1887. It was started in Pomona but was moved to Claremont. The name remained and it had its first graduating class in 1894.  

About The Coaches:
Emily Scheese has been the head coach at UC Santa Cruz for the last five seasons. She has a 38-43-8 overall record.

Jennifer Scanlon is in her twelfth year as head coach of the Sagehens. She has a record of 103-85-21.
Individual Stats

UC Santa Cruz

 

Pomona-Pitzer

Megan Carey – 8

Goals

Peri Cuppens – 8

Alex Arce – 4

Assists

Barsher/Gold – 4

Megan Carey – 3.25

Shots/game

Sofia Barsher – 2.56

Megan Carey – 1.69

Shots on Goal

Danika Bethune – 1.43

Athena Del Rosario – 4.53

Saves

Lexi Stinson – 3.35

Team Stats

UC Santa Cruz

 

Pomona-Pitzer

30

Goals

43

23

Assists

25

235

Shots

352

122

Shots on Goal

185

97

Saves

72