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WHITTIER, Calif. – The Whittier College Men's Soccer team scored early and often Wednesday evening as they rolled past Caltech 5-0 at memorial Stadium.
The Poets are now 2-5, 2-4 SCIAC, while the Beavers drop to 1-8, 0-6 SCIAC.
The five goals marks the most scored in a single game dating back to October 22, 2016 when Whittier beat CIT 6-0.
Two first half goals proved enough in the win with another three being added in the second half. 23 players saw the field combining for 33 shots with 14 of which were on goal. Connor Tait-Mole (Livermore, Calif.) led the offense taking seven shots with four on goal, while Ibrahim Abou Hashish (Cairo, Egypt) registered five.
The first connection came from freshman Luis Espitia (Paramount, Calif.) who put away a cross from Scott Clark (Foothill Ranch, Calif.) in the 4th minute. Tait-Mole then answered in the 29th minute as he was fed from a 1-2 combo of Alejandro Trujillo (Buena Park, Calif.) to Abou Hashish, who flicked a pass to Tait-Mole in the box.
Out of the break the Poets poured it on as Tait-Mole added his second of the game again fed by Trujillo this time from a touch inside the box. Two minutes later Trujillo was able to get into the mix finding the back of the net for his first of the season as Matt Slee found his feet in the box.
Then to secure the win, Espitia would tack on insurance in the 89th minute as again Clark would get a ball in the box, which was finished by the freshman.
William Allgeier (Brea, Calif.) got his first start in goal and picked up his first career win between the posts as he finished with two saves.
Whittier travels this Saturday, September 30 as they go take on Occidental College beginning at 11:00am.