Holy Names too much for Red Hawks

Simpson University Sports News


REDDING, Calif. - With a roster boasting 16 international players from countries including Sweden, Serbia, England, Puerto Rico, and Germany, Holy Names University had the edge of international play against the Red Hawks. This cast of talent from around the world has allowed Holy Names to go undefeated in conference play for six consecutive seasons. On Wed, Oct. 7 the Hawks demonstrated that their recruiting philosophy is a very solid one by routing the Red Hawks on their home field 4-0.

Two-time NAIA player of the week Mustafa Celik put on an offensive clinic in the game despite being on the bench for over a third of the contest. Celik’s three goals (including an impressive penalty shot off of the inside of his left foot that bounced in off the left goal post) led the way for Holy Names. Rasmus Larson also connected on one of his shots from a Jesus Hernandez cross. There were some bright spots for Simpson during the game. Despite having to deal with a constant barrage of shots, junior goalie Matt Deacon was able to account for four saves. The Red Hawks were also able to get four solid looks at the goal and kept the score within striking distance at 2-0 for much of the game.

Simpson looks to shake this loss off at their next conference match-up on Sat, Oct.10 against CSU Maritime. Kick-off is at 3 p.m.

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