Photo by Bob Paz
PASADENA, Calif. (Oct. 15, 2016) – Senior Christopher Bradley (Half Moon Bay, Calif. / Junipero Serra) scored another six goals to retain the SCIAC lead as the Caltech men's water polo team suffered a 21-11 defeat to national No. 17 and DIII No. 1 Pomona-Pitzer Colleges in the conference opener on Saturday morning.
The Sagehens improve to 11-7 overall and 1-0 in the SCIAC while the Beavers fall to 4-11 (0-1).
The Sagehens jumped off to a quick 3-0 lead before the Beavers got on the board, when sophomore Charles Ross (Wexford, Pa. / North Allegheny) and Bradley scored back-to-back goals within a minute to cut the lead down to one. Before the first quarter ended, the Sagehens scored their own consecutive goals to stretch the lead back to three. Pomona-Pitzer turned it up another notch in the second quarter, scoring eight goals and giving up only one.
With only five goals scored in the first half, the Beavers went on a scoring spree to open the third quarter, netting five goals and following with another three in the fourth. Caltech's offensive resurgence in the second half was for naught, however, as the Sagehens sat on a comfortable lead throughout the game, recording a final score of 21-11.
Head Coach Jon Bonafede and the Beavers will travel to Irvine to take on Concordia University on Oct. 21 at 1:30 p.m.