Successful strikes from sophomore Gianfranco de Castro and junior Theo Yang, in addition to timely defensive tactics, allowed the Caltech men's soccer team to take SCIAC contender Chapman University to double overtime at North Field on Wednesday afternoon.
After knocking on the door of SCIAC wins over the last few seasons, there is a belief within the program that 2018 could be the year the Beavers take a big step forward, much like the volleyball team did last year.
The Caltech men’s soccer team has unveiled its schedule for the 2018 season, which will consist of 10 home contests, seven of which will come against SCIAC competition. The Beavers will be hungry for their first conference victory since 2011.
A concerted defensive effort led by defenders sophomore Theo Yang and freshmen Andrew Larson and J.D. Walker provided Caltech men's soccer with attacking opportunities in Thursday's game against visiting Occidental College.
Caltech men's soccer scattered six shots from all over the field but were unable to overcome host Claremont-Mudd-Scripps Colleges in a rematch of the two sides' thrilling extra time finish at North Field back in September.