Photo: Noelle Davis
PASADENA (Apr. 17, 2019) – The Caltech women's water polo team looked as good as ever in its 12-goal performance against Whittier College Wednesday night, the final home game of the year for the team's four senior members.
The Beavers outscored the Poets 5-3 in the fourth quarter and consistently posted highlight-worthy goals throughout the game. Senior Katie Johnston (Livermore, Calif. / Livermore) scored one of her six goals on a second-quarter hustle play in Whittier's zone, winning a scramble with the opposing goalkeeper before flipping the ball into the net from short range. Johnston would score another great short-range goal in the fourth quarter thanks to a beautiful pass from classmate Brittany Percin (Lake Tahoe, Calif. / Stanford Online) from the other side of the Poets' net. Percin scored three goals herself, and now leads Johnston by one goal for the career scoring record with one game to play. Both players also had assists and Percin factored in defensively with a trio of steals.
Senior Gemma Takahashi also got on the board with Caltech's final goal of the game. Caltech's fourth senior, Hana Keller (Sammamish, Wash. / Tesla STEM) added two assists and now has 11 on the year, a career-high. Freshmen Yuying Lin (Scarborough, Ontario / Victoria Park C.I.) and Sophie Devoe (La Jolla, Calif. / Bishop's) also scored for the Beavers. Freshman goalkeeper Zoe Rock (Chappaqua, N.Y. / Horace Greeley) contributed in net with four saves, two of which came on breakaways.
Head Coach Jon Bonafede and the Beavers will wrap the 2019 season at Chapman University on Saturday, Apr. 20 at 11 a.m.