ORANGE, Calif. (Apr. 20, 2019) – Senior Brittany Percin (Lake Tahoe, Calif. / Stanford Online) secured the Caltech women's water polo career scoring record at Chapman University over the weekend, capping an entertaining race to the finish with classmate Katie Johnston (Livermore, Calif. / Livermore).
Percin entered the game having scored one more goal than Johnston on her career, with Johnston having had the superior 2019 season. On Saturday, both players scored a pair of goals as the Beavers put forth one of their best defensive games of the season. The two-goal effort gives Percin 129 career goals, while Johnston's 49-goal 2019 ties the third-best season in program history, giving her 128 on her career. Fellow senior Gemma Takahashi (San Jose, Calif. / Leland) put in the Beavers' other two goals, and five of the team's six strikes came in the fourth quarter. Defensively, Caltech played a good game in front of freshman goalkeeper Zoe Rock (Chappaqua, N.Y. / Horace Greeley), who made six saves to give her 73 on the year.
Head Coach Jon Bonafede and the Beavers have concluded the best season in the history of the program with key wins over Penn State University Behrend and Connecticut College while assisting on the most goals in program history. With Caltech set to graduate four key seniors, including two of the best players in team history, Saturday marks the end of an era for women's water polo.