CLAREMONT, CA – The Pomona-Pitzer men's soccer team held off a gutsy effort from Caltech on Monday afternoon to post a 4-2 win.
The Sagehens got on the board in the 14th minute when Arash Mahboubi scored on a breakway off a Matty Marvin pass. Despite 17 shots by the home team, six of which were on goal, the back line of Caltech played solid defense to keep a second half comeback in order.
Caltech tied the game in the 56th minute when Marec Serlin scored on a penalty kick. Unfortunately for the Beavers that 1-1 tie was short lived as Pomona-Pitzer took the lead back in the 63rd minute on an Ian Maier goal.
The home team added to their one-goal lead 13 minutes later when Drew Lind scored on a header from a JK Gopakumar pass into the box. Pomona-Pitzer put the game out of reach when they scored on their next shot in the 80th minute as Gopakumar put in a goal of his own.
Juan Pablo Ocampo scored his first collegiate goal in the 82nd minute when he corralled a long free kick and found the back of the net. Evren Gokcen assisted on a the play for his first point as a collegian.
J.D. Feist blocked eight of the Sagehen's 12 attempts on goal to bring his season save total to 79 in 11 starts.
Caltech returns to pitch when they host La Verne on Saturday afternoon at 4 p.m.