Comprehensive NCAA Win for Caltech
PASADENA (Oct. 13, 2018) – A refocused Caltech women's soccer squad put together a comprehensive shutout win over visiting Mills College, 4-0, for their second victory of the season on an overcast Saturday morning.
The Beavers dominated possession to the tune of a 22-shot advantage behind marauding runs up the wing by their wide players, led by sophomore Maquelle Tiffany (Los Alamitos, Calif. / Los Alamitos), who netted her first career goal on an insurance tally in the second half. Rookie Zoe Rock (Chappaqua, N.Y. / Horace Greeley) was, more often than not, on the receiving end of those runs and long balls over the top; her ubiquitous presence all over the field translated to a season-high five shots on goal.
It was junior Noelle Davis (Fort Worth, Texas / Texas Acad. of Math & Science) who staked Caltech to the lead, however, as she ran onto a through ball from sophomore Krystin Brown (Lake Forest, Calif. / Trabuco Hills) that somehow found its way through heavy traffic on the right wing. Her composed shot to the far post left the keeper with no chance for the save and gave Davis both her second tally of the year and fifth of her career.
Sophomore Kali Drango (Lake Oswego, Ore. / Lake Oswego) was called upon to make just three saves in the second shutout of her career, thanks in large part to the center back pairing of classmate Nayla Abney (Sewell, N.J. / Deptford Township) and freshman Schuyler Dick (Hudson, Ohio / Walsh Jesuit), both of whom incredibly struck for late insurance goals from distance within one minute of each other.
Head Coach Taylor Houck and the Beavers continue their final home stand of the season on Wednesday, Oct. 17 against the University of Redlands at 4 p.m.