PASADENA (Oct. 23, 2019) – The Caltech women's soccer team nearly matched the offensive output of visiting Whittier College in Wednesday's Orange Out game.
Caltech threatened Whittier throughout the full 90 minutes with nine shots on goal to the Poets' 11. After Whittier scored an early second half strike to take a two-goal lead, junior Krystin Brown (Lake Forest, Calif. / Trabuco Hills) placed a free kick from just outside the box into the bottom right corner of the net to halve the deficit. The goal, Brown's first since sept. 14, gives her a team-leading four on the year. The junior's four shots on goal also led the team on Wednesday, while classmate Rachel Sun (Tustin, Calif. / Beckman) managed a pair of shots on goal and sophomore Zoe Rock (Chappaqua, N.Y. / Horace Greeley) added three shots of her own, two of which came a few feet away from curling into the net from deep.
Freshman stopper Valerie Hethington (Bozeman, Mon. / Deerfield Academy) matched the Poets' goalkeeper with eight saves, putting her one shy of the single-season program record with two games to spare. The freshman has also thus far posted the highest single-season goals allowed average and save percentage, which also speaks to the improved improved defensive efforts in the program's second year of countable SCIAC games.
Head Coach Ellery Gould and the Beavers will take to the road to play their penultimate game of the 2019 season on Saturday, Oct. 26 at Claremont-Mudd-Scripps Colleges.