PASADENA, Calif. – The 2016 men's water polo tournament concluded it's third day on Sunday with Pomona-Pitzer claiming the SCIAC Champion title. Entering the 3-day tournament as the No. 1 seed, the Sagehens went 3-0 outscoring opponents 40-23.
Adam Ward scored the opening two goals and the Sagehens never gave up the lead, beating the Claremont-Mudd-Scripps Stags 7-4. After Ward gave the Sagehens the initial lead, Max Ries added another goal, but the Stags cut the lead to 3-2 at the end of the period.
James Baker and Zach Senator each added a goal in the second quarter, giving the Sagehens a 5-2 advantage at the half. CMS held Pomona-Pitzer scoreless in the third quarter and cut the Sagehens' lead to one with 4:51 left in the game. But the Sagehens surged late with Jacob Niskey and Joseph Schafer each scoring in the final three minutes to seal the game.
Claremont-Mudd-Scripps will finish in second and Redlands upset Whittier to claim third. A full recap of each match can be found here with scores and game sheets.
|2016 Championship Finish|