Simpson struggles against Holy Names in another conference loss
Simpson University Sports News
REDDING, Calif. - The Red Hawks men's soccer team was in action today as they took on the Hawks from Holy Names University in a match that saw the Red Hawks drop another match 6-0.
Historically, Holy Names is a power house in the conference so the Red Hawks knew they had their hands full from the get go. The Hawks did exactly what they were expected to do which was come out from the first whistle and put pressure on the Red Hawk defense. Simpson goalkeeper Justin Webb made some big saves to keep the match level early on. However, in the 12th minute the Hawks broke the deadlock when forward Zlatko Tomic found himself all alone in front of goal and he calmly finished off the chance to make it 1-0. This goal was assisted by Jesus Hernandez. Just two minutes later Tomic again found himself unmarked and got the ball past Webb. This time Tomic was assisted by Tomas Michael. The Red Hawks had some chances when Tyler Goens broke free from the Holy Names defense and narrowly missed. Luis Perez had a run that resulted in a great shot being saved by Holy Names keeper David Bengtsson. Then in the 25th minute, Holy Names' Henry Goh cut through the Red Hawk defense and scored an incredible chip to make it 3-0. The Red Hawks conceded one more time before the break when Matias Torres finished off his chance to make it 4-0 halftime.
Although the scoreline did not leave the Red Hawks much hope of a comeback, they still came out in the second half and competed as best they could. However, the Hawks that added to their lead in the 50th minute when Rasmus Larsson scored to make the game 5-0. Finally in the 83rd minute, Login Wilkins made it 6-0 with a goal assisted by Tom Davies. Webb finished the match with an incredible 12 saves in a great performance for the Red Hawks.
The loss drops the Red Hawks record to 1-7 on the season and 0-3 in the Cal Pac. The Warriors from William Jessup University will be the next test for the Red Hawks when they come to Redding on Saturday, Oct. 8. Kickoff is set for 3 p.m. in Redding.
Written by Dan Anderson
Photo by Paige Barrett
Contact: Derrick Pringle, Jr.