It was the last game of the season for Chapman’s women’s soccer team, and after two halves and double overtime, Chapman and Pomona-Pitzer ended the game tied 3-3.
“There’s no one else I would rather sweat, bleed and fight for than my teammates and the memories,” said senior defender Taylor Ellis. “Today is sad but it’s also a day to celebrate all my fellow seniors and all we have accomplished.”
In the first half, Pomona-Pitzer (9-8-1, 7-6-1) scored two goals and Chapman (6-11-2, 2-10-2) scored none. Pomona-Pitzer’s junior forward Danika Bethune scored an unassisted goal in just the 4th minute.
In the 16th minute, Pomona-Pitzer sophomore midfielder Abby Onderwyzer Gold scored a goal with an assist by midfielder Alyssa Kim 15 yards out.
“It was a tough season,” said Chapman junior middle Haley Thorfinnson. “It didn’t go the way we hoped, but there is always next year.”
The second half started speeding up for both teams. Chapman freshman midfielder Lindsay Erl scored in the 58th minute assisted by junior midfielder Julia Diaz. Shortly after in the 67th minute, senior midfielder Haley Fedden headed in a goal assisted by junior defender Jessica Loya.
“We could have scored another goal, but we fought hard. We played with our hearts and we gave it all we had,” Thorfinnson said.
The second half continued with another goal from Fedden assisted by Erl. Towards the end of the second half, in the 85th minute Pomona-Pitzer’s Bethune scored another unassisted goal tying the game with no action in the double overtimes.
“It’s bittersweet but I know we’re leaving the program in amazing hands and the legacy of women’s soccer will live on,” Ellis said.