The 2010 Caltech Water Polo season came to close this past weekend at the season ending SCIAC tournament hosted by Pomona-Pitzer.
Redlands 24, Caltech 4
The nation's second ranked team in the most recent CWPA Division III poll started strong and continued that quick start into a win.
Redlands accounted for 10 of the first quarter's 11 goals en route to the win. In addition to their first quarter scoring spree the Bulldogs scored 16 of the 17 goals scored in the first half.
Blake vanHaresveslt scored a game high four goals.
The Beavers got goals from Adam Kahn, Jack Blackwood, Thomas Kwong and Daniel Sexton.
Occidental 22, Caltech 9
Late in the regular season these two squads played one the highest scoring contests during the SCIAC regular season and it was the same case once again. Unfortunately, for the Beavers the result was the same.
The Tigers scored the first two goals of the game but Caltech fought back and held their own as they trailed 4-2 after the first eight minutes. Occidental nudged ahead by scoring eight of the 12 goals scored in the second period. Any hopes of a Beaver comeback were put to rest in the third period as Occidental outscored the Beavers 5-1 en route to the win.
Occidental spread the scoring load around as 12 different players scored led by Kenji Hammon who scored four. Blackwood scored six goals to pace the Caltech offense.
Thomas Heavey played well in goal for the Beavers by blocking eight shots.
Cal Lutheran 18, Caltech 6
The final game of the season for the Beavers was a similar script as they got behind early and couldn't claw their way back. The Kingsmen scored seven of the first quarter's nine goals and never looked back.
The Cal Lutheran lead scoring spree continued in the second quarter as they took a 13-4 lead heading into halftime. Neither team found the back of the net in the third quarter. The final quarter saw the Kingsmen score five of the seven goals in the quarter to wrap-up the win.
Blackwood notched another hat trick for the Beavers by scoring goals in the first, second and fourth quarter.
Mikey Blanchard led all scorers with four goals in pacing the Kingsmen offense.