Blackwood Paces Men's Water Polo in SCIAC Loss to Redlands

Blackwood Paces Men's Water Polo in SCIAC Loss to Redlands

PASADENA, Calif. (Oct. 24, 2014) – Junior Jim Blackwood (Rancho Palos Verdes, Calif. / Palos Verdes Peninsula) scored four goals to lead the Caltech men's water polo team against SCIAC rival the University of Redlands on Saturday morning.

The Bulldogs came away with the 17-6 victory to improve to 5-17 overall and 1-2 in the SCIAC while the Beavers are now 7-13 (0-2).

Redlands got off to a hot start with three goals before sophomore Chris Bradley (Half Moon Bay, Calif. / Serra) lit up Caltech's side of the scoreboard just before the end of the first quarter.  The Beavers would net twice in the second quarter, including Blackwood's first strike of the day to keep the deficit within two, but even combined with another late Bradley score Caltech trailed 7-3 at halftime.

Blackwood struck again within the first minute coming out of the break, but Redlands netted four straight to end the quarter with the 11-4 advantage and closed out the match with a 6-2 edge in the fourth quarter.

Head Coach Pat Beemer and the Beavers will head to California Lutheran University on Wednesday, Oct. 29 at 4 p.m.