Hope International knocks down Red Hawks
Simpson University Sports News
REDDING, Calif. - Simpson University women’s soccer team clashed with Golden State Athletic Conference (GSAC) opponent Hope International University in a non-conference match on a hot Friday afternoon at the Simpson soccer field.
In the first half Simpson was caught out of position early as Hope International’s Kylie McCormick crossed to a streaking Kaula Kellstrom for the first goal of the game. Simpson junior goalie Jordan England came out away from the goal attempting to beat Kellstrom to the ball, leaving the goal open for Kellstrom to strike.
Hope International struck again 15 minutes later when Harmony Pruett received a pass from Kristen Enriquez. The story of the half was when Simpson keeper Jordan England went down in a collision with Hope International defender Leslie White. The collision led to England landing awkwardly on her head. England left the game suffering from a minor concussion.
Hope International finished the game off with another Pruett goal in the 70th minute of the contest. Simpson back-up keeper Elisabeth Petree did a solid job in her collegiate debut. She faced the tough offensive attack of Kellstrom and Harmony and only allowed one goal and compiled four saves.
“As a team we need to realize that this opponent is from a larger and tougher conference. They played a good game and we didn’t play as well as we could,” goal-keeper coach Dan Anderson said of the effort. Head coach Nate Huntsinge added, “We have to be ready to play at start of the game not 15 minutes into it!”
Simpson's next game is against Fresno Pacific, Sat., Sept. 12 at Simpson. Kick-off is at 3 p.m.
Contact: Derrick Pringle, Jr.