Photo by Michael Wong
PASADENA, Calif. (Oct. 29,2016) – Senior J.D. Feist (Richardson, Texas / Jesuit Coll. Prep) finished his historic Caltech men's soccer career with 11 saves as the Beavers fell to Cal Lutheran, 6-0, on Saturday afternoon.
The 11 saves from this game helped Feist reach a program single-season record of 179 this season. He finishes the year ranked first in saves in the SCIAC for the fourth time in his career and second in Division III. His 559 career saves in 69 games played will go into the NCAA record book as 15th in Division III history and 20th across all three divisions.
Despite the score, the Beavers played aggressive defense that proved effective over the majority of the game. The Beavers' back line continuously trapped and harrassed the Kingsmen office, with all three first-half goals coming via minor errors and fatigue. The lead did not faze the Beavers as they came out in the second half fired up and zoned in even more on defense. Seniors Dave Luo (Boston, Mass. / Belmont Hills), Kevin Gao (Los Alamos, N.M. / Los Alamos), Schaeffer Reed (Miami, Fla. / Westminster Christian) and Fabian Boemer (San Diego, Calif. / Scripps Ranch) dialed in over their final half as teammates, keeping Cal Lutheran scoreless through the first 36 minutes of the period before exiting to a standing ovation with nine minute remaining. The Kingmen would punch in three more goals over that span to secure the final margin.
Head Coach Phil Murray and the Beavers sent out a talented group of seniors in the final game of their Caltech careers as the rest of the team bade farewell to Boemer, Feist, Gao, Luo, Reed and Federico Presutti (New York, N.Y. / United Nations Int'l).