CHICAGO – The University of Chicago women's soccer team was unable to break through with a score against a tough Pomona-Pitzer team in Saturday's 1-0 nonleague loss Saturday at Stagg Field.
The Maroons (1-1) led on shots (11-10) but the visiting Sagehens (2-0-1) used a momentum-shifting second half and found the back of the goal in the 60': Emily Tomz served the ball in from the sideline and found an open Bria VarnBuhler, who finished at point-blank range to give the visitors a 1-0 lead with 30 minutes to play.
UChicago's offense pushed ahead in the final minutes, but several chances were stopped by Pomona-Pitzer's Isa Berardo in goal, who had three saves, including a highlight diving stop in the first half on a screamer from the Maroons' Adrianna Vera.
The Maroons finished with three shots on goal compared to six for Pomona-Pitzer, though both teams finished with four corner kicks apiece.
UChicago keeper Miranda Malone finished with five saves in 90 minutes and Vera led in shots with four – two of them on frame.
The Maroons will have a quick turnaround, as they host Rose-Hulman Sunday in a 3 p.m. nonleague start at Stagg Field.
- Sunday, Sept. 8: Rose-Hulman at UChicago, 3 p.m. CT