PASADENA, CA - Despite a spirited effort from in the final 30 minutes of the contest, the Caltech men's soccer team fell 2-0 to La Verne on Saturday afternoon.
"I am really pleased with the way we closed out the game," head coach Rolo Uribe said. "We need to play with that type of energy for 90 minutes but we definitely have something to build on. We are building momentum for the final games of the season."
It looked as if the teams would go into the locker room scoreless but in the 41st minute Nathan Gonzalez headed home a cross from Andrew Geenen from in close. Caltech goalie J.D. Feist blocked the previous four shots on a goal before letting that one slip past.
The Leopards scored what would prove to be the final goal when David Gonzalez hit a laser shot from 25 yards out into the upper right corner of the goal.
Caltech continued to press the play forward and had two corner kicks as well as three free kicks from in close during the final portion of the second stanza but couldn't break through.
The Beavers close out a stretch of five home contests in a six-game stretch on Wednesday when they face-off against Chapman at 4 p.m.