Red Hawks beat CSU Maritime in overtime
Simpson University Sports News
VALLEJO, Calif. - The Red Hawks men's soccer team was in action on Tuesday, Oct. 25 against the Keelhaulers from Cal State Maritime winning the match 2-1 in overtime. Earlier in the season, the Red Hawks lost a 1-0 heartbreaker in Redding so they were determined to avenge the loss.
In the first half, both teams traded chances and keepers Will Akers for Maritime and Simpson's Justin Webb kept the score level. Then in the 33rd minute, Red Hawks' junior Tyler Goens was fouled just outside the penalty area setting up a free kick for Michael Guzman. Guzman curled the ball around the wall and Akers couldn't handle the shot. Jon Dinius was the first to react to the rebound tucking away the ball to score his first college career goal and put the Red Hawks up 1-0. The Red Hawks had a couple more chances to finish, but they couldn't. Luis Perez came close but his headed effort just went wide and Kerry Meehan hit a screamer that ended up hitting a Keelhauler defender. The teams took the 1-0 scoreline into the half.
The second half was also tense affair with the Red Hawks seeing most of the possession. However, they could not get the second goal they needed to really put the Keelhaulers in a tough spot. Goens had the best chance to increase the lead but his shot went wide. In the 65th minute, Marshall Fice evened the scored for the Keelhaulers in a counterattack. After that, the Red Hawks really tried to force the issue and Perez came close again missing wide. Ian Sterk had a headed effort narrowly miss off of a corner kick and Michael Haynes came the closest when his long range effort was pushed off of the cross bar by Akers. With neither team able to find a decisive goal in regular time the match when to extra time which is golden goal. The Red Hawks finally were able to get the game winner in the 8th minute of the first extra time period when Perez laid off the ball for Dinius who finished the chance ending the match and giving him his second goal on the evening.
Dinius was named man of the match for the Red Hawks with his first two career college goals. The Red Hawks also had outstanding performances from Webb in goal and Kyle Power and Eric Jorgensen defensively.
The win puts the Red Hawks record at 5-8 overall and 3-4 in the Cal Pac. Up next for the Red Hawks is an away match on Saturday, Oct. 29 against a very good Holy Names team in Oakland, Calif. Kick off is at 3 p.m.
Written by Dan Anderson
Contact: Derrick Pringle, Jr.