Beavers Drop Pair to Division I Opponents
THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. -- The Caltech women's water polo lost a pair of contests on Sunday morning at the Posada Royale Invitational hosted by Cal Lutheran.
Grove City 11, Caltech 5 (Scoresheet)
Grove City jumped out to a 7-1 lead after the first two periods and kept a Caltech comeback at bay in their six-goal victory.
The Wolverines scored the first period's only goal with 5:45 left in the frame. Grove City upped their lead to 3-0 less than two minutes into the second period. A Hanna Dodd goal got Caltech on the board with 6:27 left in the period. However, Grove City proceeded to score four unanswered goals in building their six-goal lead at the halfway point.
Caltech got a pair of goals in the third period but Grove City wouldn't let the Beavers cut into the deficit as they scored two as well. The final period was the same story as both teams but two goals on the board in the final period.
St. Francis (NY) 11, Caltech 7 (Scoresheet)
In a back-and-forth game, the Terriers ended the game on a high note in posting the win.
St. Francis jumped out to a 3-0 lead just before the halfway mark of the first period before Hanna Dodd but Caltech on the board with less than a minute remaining in the frame. Caltech scored the second period's only goals as Joy Lu and Dodd each found the back of the net to tie the score at 3-3 after two periods.
The Beavers took their first lead of the game with a Dodd goal at the 5:44 mark on the scoreboard. After the Terriers tied the contest at 4-4 with 3:50 left in the stanza, Dodd quickly put Caltech back in front 26 seconds later. A Terrier goal at the buzzer sent the two teams tied at 5-5 heading into the final period.
St. Francis took on-goal leads of 6-5 and again at 7-6 only to see the Beavers knot the score up on both occasions. With 4:15 left inn the game, the Terriers took the lead for good on a Regina Toth goal. Toth scored three of the game's final four goals in leading the Terriers to the victory.