Regals Earn Shutout Victory
All four SCIAC schools prevail at tournament
THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. – The 2014 Best Western Thousand Oaks Inn Classic hosted by Cal Lutheran at William Rolland Stadium on Sunday was dominated by teams from the Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SCIAC) as all four teams playing posted victories to close out the weekend event.
In the early game Pomona-Pitzer used a pair of goals from Nicole Quilliam for a 3-1 victory. The Sagehens jumped out to a 1-0 advantage when Abby Onderwyzer Gold chipped a ball into the box for Quilliam to finish for her first goal of the season in the 35th minute, marking the only scoring in the opening half.
During the second stanza PP pushed its lead to 2-0 on a goal from Taylor Fortson before Pacific cut the deficit in half on a header goal from Kara Lankey. Both came off corner kicks. The Hens added an insurance goal in the 74th minute when a sliding Quilliam found the back of the net on an assist from Danika Bethune.
Overall, Pomona-Pitzer (1-1) outshot Pacific (1-1) 17-5 with eight corner kicks to one. Goalie Megan Green recorded eight saves, including a pair of diving stops, for the Boxers while Annie Wedel and Corey Goelz split time in front of the cage for the designated visiting Sagehens. Goelz made two saves.
The second game saw Occidental control the momentum in the opening half, generating numerous chances, though eight offsides calls hurt the Tigers early. Four of the eight Oxy shots were on target, but it was not until the 57th minute that the designated home team found the back of the net when Alana Hillman dribbled and punched the ball in to break up the scoreless game.
The Tigers looked to Julie Khil and Camille Shrager, the top shooter in the Tigers opener with three, for a second goal with 14:06 remaining in regulation.
Southwestern (0-2) managed to fire off five second half shots, though the Pirates were edged 17-5 by the Tigers. Both SU shots on goal, one apiece from Angel Grayson and Kristen Mazur, were saved by Elizabeth Bushong who played the second half for Occidental (1-0). Dallas Gunny played the first period in front of the cage for the Tigers and Katherine Rodgers manned the SU goal for all 90 minutes, turning away five shots.
Game seven of eight in the tournament, three on the day, belonged to Claremont-Mudd-Scripps (2-0). The Athenas got a quick goal in the 6th minute from Katelyn Faust on a pass from Darrah Shields and neither team would generate any more offense.
If not for a great diving stop from Pacific Lutheran (0-1-1) goalie Takara Mitsui on a shot from Elizabeth Augustine late in the stanza the Lutes would have been down two goals to none at the intermission.
In an even match-up, each team was awarded three corner kicks and the squads were both called for seven fouls. CMS outshot PLU 10-5 and the teams tallied seven total saves. For the Athenas Molly Freed and Morgan McCoy shared time in front of the cage, with three combined saves. Mitsui recorded four in 90 minutes.
The tournament finale went to the host Regals, serving as the visitors, with a 1-0 shutout of Willamette (0-2). Despite a scoreless first half, the Violet and Gold came back rejuvenated from the break and worked hard to earn three corner kicks in the second stanza. It was the final one that was the difference maker as freshman Charlotte Rosen lifted a perfect ball to junior Bianca Deardorff who tapped the ball into the right corner to put up the only crooked number of the contest.
CLU seized the momentum, but each team fired off six shots over the final frame. Overall, Deardorff, Emmy Manset and Sarah Desautels took three shots apiece, with Manset putting each opportunity on target. CLU goalie Kiki Bailey turned away all four shots on goal today while Emily Sewell notched a pair of saves for the Bearcats.
Cal Lutheran (1-0-1) returns to the pitch on Friday, Sept. 5 for a 7:00 p.m. kickoff with Hardin-Simmons (Tex.) at William Rolland Stadium.
Box Score: PP 3, PU 1
Box Score: OXY 2, SU 0
Box Score: CMS 1, PLU 0
Box Score: CLU 1, WU 0
Tournament Central: 2014 Best Western Thousand Oaks Inn Classic
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