Hawks shut out Simpson on the road

Simpson University Sports News


OAKLAND, Calif. - The Red Hawks men's soccer team traveled to take on the Hawks from Holy Names on Saturday, Oct. 29. The Red Hawks fell 4-0 to the Hawks.

The Red Hawks knew they had their work cut out for them and were determined to take the game to the Hawks rather than allow themselves to be put on their back foot. It took a brilliant strike from Martin Meastratti in the fifth minute to put Holy Names up 1-0. Then with the Red Hawks still recovering from that goal, Rasmus Larsson scored in the 35th minute off a Jesus Hernandez assist to make it 2-0. The Red Hawks had a chance when Jon Dinius' shot narrowly missed frame. Red Hawk midfielder Kerry Meehan also had a chance but his shot went wide of the right post. Then in the 39th minute Holy Names made it 3-0 when Meastratti's deflected shot found the back of the net giving him his second goal of the game.

In the second half, the Red Hawks responded with a good performance as they were able to keep hold the Hawks to just one more goal scored by Rodrigo Da Silva in the 66th minute. The outstanding play of Red Hawk goalkeeper Justin Webb was the reason that the scoreline didn't get even more out of hand as he finished with 17 saves. The Red Hawks did have a good chance to score when Dinius surged through the midfield and played in Nathan Butterfield only to be stopped by Holy Names goal keeper Mathias Spinnars.

The loss puts the Red Hawks season record at 5-9 and 3-5 in the Cal Pac. They will have a week off before traveling to Rocklin, Calif., to face the Warriors from William Jessup University at 1 p.m. The previous match between the Red Hawks and Warriors was a very entertaining one where the Red Hawks' Luis Perez scored in the last minute to seal the 1-0 victory.


Written by Dan Anderson

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