Four Different Players Net Goals In 4-0 Win Over Caltech

Four Different Players Net Goals In 4-0 Win Over Caltech

Pasadena, Calif. – The Pomona-Pitzer Men's Soccer team scored twice in the final two minutes of the first half to break a scoreless tie and finished with four different goal-scorers as it captured a 4-0 win over Caltech on Saturday.

With the win, the Sagehens improve to 2-5 on the season and 1-3 in the SCIAC, while Caltech falls to 0-6 overall and 0-3 in the SCIAC with the loss.

Pomona-Pitzer peppered the goal through most of the first half, as Caltech goalkeeper John David Feist had nine saves and another shot was cleared off the line by a defender before the Sagehens finally broke through. The go-ahead goal came from junior Arash Mahboubi (pictured) who took a short pass from freshman Jk Gopakumar inside the box and slotted a shot home from eight yards out to make the score 1-0 with 1:50 left on the first half clock.

Less than a minute later, Caltech was called for a foul in the penalty area, and junior forward Nathan Shekita slotted home the penalty kick to make the score 2-0 with 51 seconds left in the first half.

Pomona-Pitzer added an insurance goal in the 56th minute, as freshman Voja Maric scored off an assist from junior Lawrence McDonald for his third goal of the year. Gopakumar added his first career goal in the 81st minute to give Pomona-Pitzer a 4-0 lead.

Pomona-Pitzer finished with a 33-4 edge in shots and a 20-0 edge in shots on goal, as junior goalie Nigel Brady did not have to make a save. Feist finished with 11 saves before being replaced in the second half, while back-up Harry Golash added four.

The Sagehens will be back in action tomorrow when they take on No. 15 Texas-Dallas at home, beginning at 11 a.m.