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Men's Water Polo Opens Season at Mt. SAC

Men's Water Polo Opens Season at Mt. SAC

WALNUT, Calif. (Sep 7, 2022) – The Caltech men's water polo team opened their season on the road yesterday with a tough match up against Mt. San Antonio College, who was ranked 10th in the California Community College Athletic Association (CCCAA) last fall. Despite showing resilience throughout the match, the Beavers fell to the Mounties 3-20. 

The Beavers were held scoreless in the first half but looked to regain momentum in the second half of play. Less than one minute into the third quarter, senior Juan Arvelo (Miami, Fla. / Riviera Preparatory School) met this goal, scoring the Beavers' first goal at 7:08. Arvelo also had a total of 3 shots on the day with 1 steal.  

The Mounties held the Beavers to 1 point until 2:47 in the fourth quarter, when sophomore Sean Zheng (San Marino, Calif. / Polytechnic School) scored the second goal on a powerplay. Throughout the game, Zheng took 7 shots on goal, made 3 steals, and won the sprint at the beginning of the second quarter. With 36 seconds left in the game, senior Max Bricken (Portland, Ore. / Westview) notched a final goal for the Beavers, bringing the score to 3-20. Bricken led the team offensively with 3 steals and 9 shots on goal. 

Head Coach Jon Bonafede and the men's water polo team face Citrus College at home today, Sep 8, at 3:00 p.m. Visit for live stream, stats, and results.