PASADENA (Nov. 4, 2017) – Senior attacker Richard May (Guilford, Conn. / Choate Rosemary Hall) scored a goal in the fourth period of Caltech men's water polo's final home game of the season against visiting University of Redlands on Saturday. In addition to scoring a goal, May came up victorious on the fourth quarter sprint. May, the team's only senior was recognized prior to the game in a brief ceremony in honor of Senior Day.
"Richard May embodies exactly what it means to be a Caltech student athlete," Head Coach Jon Bonafede said before the game. "Brilliant, self-sufficient, dedicated, and loyal, his work in both the pool and classroom deserve the highest honors. He is a role model in our water polo program and has earned all of our respect."
May's goal came with just over three minutes to play in the game. Junior driver Eshan Govil (Redwood City, Calif. / Sacred Heart Prep) found him on an open look and fired a shot into the left-hand corner of the net. Govil co-led the Beavers with three points (one goal, two assists) to go along with two drawn exclusions but the Beavers received contributions from up and down the lineup. Freshman Neil Sanderson (Laguna Beach, Calif. / Winchester) had two goals and an assist and junior Charles Ross (Wexford, Pa. / North Allegheny) also scored twice. Caltech had its greatest success early, trailing the Bulldogs by just one goal heading into the second period.
Sophomore goalkeeper Bradley Justice (El Cajon, Calif. / Grossmont) had another eventful day in net, stopping five shots while also coming up with five steals.
Head Coach Jon Bonafede and the Beavers will take to the road to challenge Chapman University on Wednesday, Nov. 8.