PASADENA, Calif. (Dec. 9, 2014) – The Caltech women's water polo team has released its 2015 schedule, which opens on Mar. 6 and includes six home matches.
Caltech opens the season with the two-day Claremont Convergence tournament spanning Friday, Mar.6-Saturday, Mar. 7. The Beavers will then host annual rival Penn State Behrend in the home opener on Tuesday, Mar. 10 at 5:00 p.m.
A busy weekend follows with a pair of matches on Saturday, Mar. 14 against Long Beach State and Marist College and another on Sunday, Mar. 15 as Caltech hosts Macalester College at 1:00 p.m.
After a 10-day respite over Spring Recess, the Beavers open conference play with back-to-back home matches against the University of La Verne (Wednesday, Mar. 25) and the University of Redlands (Saturday, Mar. 28). The Beavers then hit the road for matches at California Lutheran University on Wednesday, Apr. 1 and Claremont-Mudd-Scripps Colleges on Saturday, Apr. 4.
Caltech finishes up its home slate with another pair of matches against Pomona-Pitzer Colleges on Wednesday, Apr. 4 and Whittier College on Saturday, Apr. 11. Away matches at rival Occidental College (Wednesday, Apr. 15) and Chapman University (Saturday, Apr. 18) lead into the three-day SCIAC Championship, held at Pomona-Pitzer from Friday-Sunday, Apr. 24-26.
The Beavers return their top two scorers and five of their seven total goal scorers from the 2014 season, led by junior Soumya Kannan (Palo Alto, Calif. / Henry M Gunn), who netted 23 goals and ranked second on the team with 14 steals, and senior Shalini Majumdar (Orinda, Calif. / Miramonte), who led the squad with four assists and 15 steals.