Hustlin' Owls Too Much for Red Hawks
Simpson University Sports News
REDDING, Calif. - Simpson University men’s soccer team fell to the Oregon Institute of Technology Owls Tues., Sept. 1 in game plagued with penalties from the start. OIT (1-0) started off strong scoring their first goal within the first three minutes of the game on an unassisted shot from Dustin Hirata. Less than a minute later Devin Torrey added another point to the board for OIT netting it on the upper left side of the goal just out of Simpson keeper Matt Deacon’s reach.
Simpson junior Chao Xiong got a yellow card 10 minutes into the game, which was the first of seven cards the referees handed out between the two teams. With 10 minutes left in the half, Red Hawk freshman Ryan Braun received a red card and was ejected from the game causing Simpson to play one man short for the remainder of the contest. Braun’s red card also led to an OIT penalty kick netting the Owls their third goal of the game.
Simpson scored their only goal of the game off a penalty kick late in the second half from sophomore Eric Jorgenson. This proved to be too little to late as by that time the Red Hawks were already down 5-1 with only twenty minutes left in the second half.
Simpson's Deacon had his hands full but was able to save four shots from being goals for the Red Hawks while OIT goalie Tommy Burden was able to prevent two of Simpson’s shots on goal. The Red Hawks now look to regroup against Willamette University on Sat., Sept. 5 at Simpson Soccer Park. Kick-off is at 1:00 p.m.
Contact: Derrick Pringle, Jr.