Big Opening Half Lifts Chapman Past Caltech

Big Opening Half Lifts Chapman Past Caltech

PASADENA, Calif. – On an overcast and rainy Sunday afternoon the Chapman men's water polo squad used 16 first half goals to propel them past Caltech 25-5 in a non-conference match-up at the Braun Pool.

Chapman (10-10) spread the wealth around as 12 different players posted goals in the win. Brad Aills led the scoring drive for the Panthers notching a team high three goals. Six other Chapman players posted two goals.

The Panthers raced out to a 4-0 lead just past the midway point of the first period. Caltech (0-14) put their first goal on the board when Adam Kahn found the back of the net with 3:25 left in the period. However, Chapman scored the final two goals of the period in taking a 6-1 lead.

Pierre Masson scored back-to-back goals to open the scoring in the second period and Chapman road that momentum in taking a 16-2 halftime lead. Chapman's lead rose to 21-2 late in the third quarter before Caltech scored their final three goals.

Kahn posted two second half goals to tally a hat trick on the afternoon but it wasn't enough for the home squad. In addition to Kahn's scoring efforts, Jack Blackwood and Josh Hardenbrook also scored goals for the Beavers.