The No. 25 Pomona-Pitzer Women's Water Polo team heads to the University of the Pacific looking to score a win the in opening-round of the 2017 National Collegiate Women's Water Polo Championship Saturday morning.
Pomona-Pitzer is coming off a commanding 9-3 win over the Whittier College Poets in the SCIAC Championship game which earned them the SCIAC automatic qualifier bid. This is the Sagehens' first trip to the NCAA Postseason since 2014.
They will be led by SCIAC Athlete of the Year Christina Williamson. The co-captain for the Sagehens has totalled 34 goals this season to go with nine assists for a total 43 points. Joining Williamson on the attack is First Team All-SCIAC selection Jocelyn Castro. She leads the Sagehens with 44 goals and is third on the team with 50 points. On the other end of the pool will be star goalie Asha Earwood. The senior, herself a First Team All-SCIAC selection, has totalled 10 wins and 154 saves this season.
The Tigers made their way into the opening-round game after winning the Golden Coast Conference championship for the first time, with a 11-7 win over No. 13 San Diego State in the title game. Pomona-Pitzer fell to Pacific earlier this year when they met in the Sagehens' second game of the season.
The winner of Saturday's NCAA opening-round game will advance to the quarterfinals in Indianapolis to play No. 2 Stanford