Top seeded Claremont-Mudd-Scripps advanced to the tourmanent final after defeating No. 4 Bulldogs 17-6 on Saturday afternoon. Redlands took an early 3-0 lead behind goals from Hanna Morford who netted two and Sadie Pickering. The Athenas would storm back to take a 6-3 lead into halftime with two goals from Emily Cohen and one from Emma Johnson, Corie Hack, Cara Cancelmo and Zoe Pinczower. CMS would limit Redlands to three goals in the second half while putting up eleven. Corie Hack finished with a game-high six goals while Emily Cohen netted five.
Second seeded Chapman defeated Occidental 17-10 to advance to the SCIAC tournament final. Becka Wachtel passed the Panthers offense with 5 goals and 1 assist. Stacey Zuppa chipped in with four goals and four assists while Tara Sonnemaker had 12 saves on the day. For the Tigers Alessandra Pelliccia and Ciara Byrne each had three goals.
CMS and Chapman will meet on May 6 in the tournament final with the Athenas hosting. In the regular season CMS defeated Chapman on March 4 at home 15-9 and on the road April 19 in a lopsided victory 20-1. The SCIAC does not have an automatic qualifer to the NCAA tournament but both teams are hoping for either a Pool B or Pool C bid.
The 2017 Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference postseason women's lacrosse tournament is set to begin with the semifinals on Saturday, April 29 hosted by the higher seeds. No. 4 Redlands will travel to No. 1 Claremont-Mudd-Scripps for an 11 a.m. tilt while No. 2 Chapman welcomes No. 3 Occidental to Wilson field for a 7 p.m. contest.
CMS and Redlands met on February 21 which saw the Athenas defeat the Bulldogs 13-3 and again on April 8 with the Athenas again winning 13-7. The Athenas posted a clean sheet in SCIAC conference play at 10-0 and will look freshman Emily Cohen to lead the offensive after netting a team-high 35 goals this season. Corie Hack chipped in with 31 goals on the season while Lauren Chubb lead the team with 20 assists and added 19 goals. The Bulldogs will look to Hanna Morford to lead the offense as she led the team with 49 goals this season. Dulce Moll will also be looked to for an offensive spark as she led the team with 20 assists along with 23 goals. Sadie Pickering also found the net 40 times this year. Goalkeeper Quinn Egan will be tasked with containing the CMS offense after collecting 167 saves and 54 groundballs this year.
Chapman and Occidental first met on February 26 with the Panthers winning 20-8 and again on April 12 which saw Chapman take the regular season series with a 14-9. Freshman star Alessandra Peliccia has led the Tigers with 62 goals this season while her teammate Sierra Slack contributed 53 goals and 18 assists. Chapman will look to Becka Wachtel to pace the offense after notching 39 goals and 11 assists on the season. Senior Kelsey Mackin had a balanced season with 36 goals and 18 assists while adding experience after leading the Panthers to the championship game a year ago.
Semifinal Contests - Saturday, April 29
No. 1 Claremont-Mudd-Scripps 17, No. 4 Redlands 6 BOX SCORE
No. 2 Chapman 17, No. 3 Occidental 10 BOX SCORE
Finals - Saturday, May 6 at highest remaining seed
Ticket prices for admission to SCIAC Postseason Tournament matches are set by the conference and are as follows:
- Spectators w/ current SCIAC ID (Students, Faculty, Staff) – Free
- Children 12 and under – Free
- General Admission - $10
- Senior (55 and older) & Veteran - $5
|No. 1 Claremont-Mudd-Scripps (CMS)
||No. 2 Chapman
|No. 4 Redlands
|14-1 (10-0 SCIAC)||11-5 (5-5 SCIAC)||9-7 (4-6 SCIAC)|
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