Sutherland Caps Off Senior Night Comeback Win For Athenas In Sixth Street Showdown

Christina Sutherland (Photo by John Valenzuela)
Christina Sutherland (Photo by John Valenzuela)

(Watch Coach Semelmacher's postgame interview above)

CLAREMONT, Calif. – The Claremont-Mudd-Scripps women's lacrosse team beat the Pomona-Pitzer Sagehens 7-6 Wednesday night on Zinda Field for Senior Night. CMS is now 4-6 in SCIAC play and 8-9 overall.

It was Senior Night at Zinda Field for Athenas Madi Shove and Rachel Darby. After honoring the seniors, the game started with CMS down early 3-1. Pomona-Pitzer finished the half with a late goal to put the halftime score at 4-1.

Pomona-Pitzer continued to lead deep into the second half. Shove then took over with three-consecutive goals including the tying and leading goal to give CMS their first lead at 6-5 with 1:29 remaining. Pomona quickly responded to tie the game 6-6 on a goal by Jana London with 1:08 left on the clock. With under a minute remaining, sophomore Christina Sutherland scored off of a free position shot to put the Athenas ahead for the remainder of the game at 7-6.

CMS was led by Shove with four goals while Sutherland, sophomore Hilary Slauson and freshman Molly O'Donnell each added a goal.

With the win the Athenas captured the SCIAC's fifth seed into the conference tournament and will have their next game away at Pomona-Pitzer in the SCIAC Tournament first round on Wednesday, April 24.