Occidental Finishes Well in Victory

Occidental Finishes Well in Victory

LOS ANGELES, CA – A strong second half effort lifted the Occidental men's water polo team to a 15-9 win over Caltech on Saturday morning.

The home squad took a 4-2 lead after the game's first eight minutes of action but a high scoring second quarter closed the gap.

During the second stanza each team scored five goals. The Beavers took a brief lead at 6-5 only to Occidental scored four the next five goals.

The Tigers continued to increase their 9-7 halftime lead. During the final 16 minutes, the Caltech effort couldn't get them closer than a two goal deficit.  Occidental won the third quarter 3-2 then held the Beavers scoreless in the final quarter 3-0.

Brian Penserni had a team best three-goals in posting his seventh hat trick of the season. Patric Eck and Jack Blackwood each chipped in two goals.

The two teams will face-off for a third time this season on Friday at the season ending SCIAC Tournament. Currently the game is set for 1 p.m. at Whittier College.