PASADENA, CA – The Caltech defense came up strong time-and-time again but the Redlands men's soccer team did just enough to grab a 1-0 win on Wednesday evening.
"Today was our most complete game. We played a full 90 minutes. Even though they had a lot of shots we played defense well. We put J.D. in a good position to make the saves he had to make," head coach Rolo Uribe said. "We took another step forward today and we are becoming a more mature team."
The game's lone goal came in the 12th minute when Evan Keny-Guyer scored on a rebound inside the box from five yards out.
While the Bulldogs put 10 shots on goal during the game, the combination of solid back line defense and goal play allowed the Beavers to stay in the contest.
Caltech's best chance in the first period came in the 25th minute when Pedro Ojeda made a run down the right side but his shot from about 15-yards out was blocked aside by Andreas Silva. Late in the half Jared Reed had a shot blocked aside by a Redlands defender inside the box.
The home standing Beavers played rock-solid defense in the final 45 minutes as they kept the visitors off the scoreboard. Ojeda had another opportunity to score but his attempt in the 61st minute was saved by Silva.
The Beavers next shot to get in the win column comes on Saturday afternoon at 4 p.m. when they host defending SCIAC champion ClaremontMuddScripps.