Caltech Can’t Quite Find Equalizer
Pasadena, CA - Pomona-Pitzer opened the scoring early in the match, but a barrage of late chances didn't find the net and Caltech fell 1-0 to the Sagehens.
Pomona-Pitzer opened the scoring in the fourth minute of play when Arash Mahboubi dribbled down the right flank and cut in on his right foot. Mahboubi lashed a shot from the top of the box into the upper corner of the net past an outstretched Wesley Swank.
In the 43rd minute, Devin Gilliam, who came in for Mahboubi performed a similar move and took a similar shot, but this time Swank was able to make the diving save, keeping the score 1-0.
Brice Nzeukou fired a long shot front the right flank in the 62nd minute but his powerful strike was caught by Pomona-Pitzer's goalkeeper Rollie Thayer.
Teo Wilkening had an opportunity as time dwindled down, but he was unable to convert for the Beavers.
Alec Sands had a good chance fall to his feet in the last minute of play but his shot went well over the crossbar.
The game got chippy in the last 10 minuts as Wilkening and Rongxiao Zhang picked up yellow cards for Caltech and Geordie Marriner picked up one for Pomona-Pitzer.
The two teams played a lethargic first half, despite the fact that the Sagehens were looking to clinch the Conference's regular season title, which they did with the victory over Caltech.
This was the last SCIAC match of the season for Caltech, who has two non-conference games against Embry-Riddle (AZ) and SOKA to close out their schedule.