PASADENA (June 19, 2018) – The Caltech men's soccer team has unveiled its schedule for the 2018 season, which will consist of 10 home contests, seven of which will come against SCIAC competition. The Beavers will be hungry for their first conference victory since 2011.
Head Coach Phil Murray and the Beavers will return to the pitch on the last day of August when they host Linfield College in the first of three non-conference matches in 2018. Last year's team got 2017 off on the right foot at home with a 4-0 victory against Providence Christian College in the inaugural match on the brand new, state-of-the-art turf of North Field and will be looking for a similar start to this season.
The men's soccer team will follow up with its SCIAC opener against visiting Pomona-Pitzer Colleges on Sept. 5 at 4 p.m., before taking to the road for two matches, first against SCIAC Postseason Tournament champions California Lutheran University on Sept. 8 and then Whittier College on Wednesday, Sept. 12. The Beavers will then return to North Field to meet defending regular season champions University of Redlands on Sept. 15 for a Saturday matinee before taking on Chapman University at home the following Wednesday at 4 p.m. Caltech will close out the month at rival Occidental College on Sept. 22 at 7 p.m., then return home the following Saturday against the University of La Verne at 11 a.m. The Beavers held the Tigers scoreless through 82 minutes at last year's meeting in Eagle Rock and will be looking to extract an improved result this time around.
Caltech opens up the month of October with two matches on the road, the first of which will happen at Claremont-Mudd-Scripps Colleges on the third of the month. The men's team came as close as ever under Murray's watch to earning its first SCIAC points since 2014 when they went to overtime with the Stags at North Field last year. This year's Beavers will have just one crack at CMS, however and will be looking to make it count. Caltech follows up across the street at Pomona-Pitzer on Saturday, Oct. 6 at 11 a.m. The men's soccer team will then return home for a three-game stint, the first of which will come against Providence Christian College on Monday, Oct. 8 in a rematch of last year's winning effort. Caltech returns two days later against Cal Lutheran before taking on a University of St. Katherine team on the 13th that went winless in 15 tries last season. The Beavers will then return to the road one final time for a pair of 7 p.m. matches against Redlands on the 17th and Chapman on the 20th and will return home to rematch Oxy on Oct. 24 at 4 p.m.
The men's soccer team will end its season with the annual Orange Out and Senior Day clash against Whittier on Saturday, Oct. 27 at 11 a.m. The SCIAC Postseason Tournament will take place on Thursday Nov. 1 and Saturday Nov. 3.
*Scheduled dates, times and location are subject to change; please check GoCaltech.com for the most up-to-date information. All times Pacific Time.