PASADENA, CA – The Caltech women's water team played Siena tough but a strong second half led the Saints to a 15-4 win on Thursday evening.
It is the second time this season the Beavers have faced off against an NCAA Division I opponent. Earlier this season Caltech hosted VMI.
Caltech started the scoring when Soumya Kannann found the back of the net 25 seconds into the contest. However, Sienna countered with two quick goals in taking a 2-1 edge with 5:58 left in the period. The Beavers tied it up on a Hanna Dodd goal less than 10 seconds later. The Saints scored the next three goals to take a 5-2 lead but Kannann's second goal of the period made the tally 5-3 heading into the second period.
The squads played solid defense in the second frame as only two goals were scored. Unfortunately for the Beavers, the Saints found the back of the net twice as they took a 7-3 lead at the game's halfway point.
Siena was able to continue their momentum to start the third period as they scored the first five goals of the stanza in taking a 12-3 lead. Kannann completed her hat trick to stop the Siena scoring run with 2:00 left in the frame. Siena was able to widen their lead to 14-4 with the final two goals of the third period. The Saints scored the fourth period's only goal to complete the scoring.
Connie Hseuh had another double digit save effort in goal as she blocked 10 shots.
Siena's offense was led by Jacqueline Verdon's four-goal outburst.