Red Hawks shut out by Keelhaulers at home
Simpson University Sports News
REDDING, Calif. - The Red Hawks men's soccer team took to the field in their second conference match of the season. They hosted the Keelhaulers from CSU Maritime and lost the game 1-0. It was a chippy affair that saw four yellow cards evenly split between the teams.
In the first half, the Red Hawks had control of the match early on pressuring the Maritime's defense, but they could not finish any of the opportunities they created. Luis Perez, Kerry Meehan, Michael Guzman and Nate Butterfield all came close for the Red Hawks in the first half but either narrowly missed or their chance was denied by Keelhauler keeper Will Akers. The teams were tied 0-0 at halftime.
The Keelhaulers substituted their keeper at the half putting in Kyle Carpenter who was up to the test making five saves in the half. The Red Hawks continued to press Maritime's defense by earning nine corner kicks in the second half. The match leveled out and both teams had chances in the last 20 minutes. Red Hawk keeper Justin Webb had some huge saves to keep Simpson in the match. Then with just nine minutes to play, Keelhauler midfielder Nic Anderson took the ball past multiple Red Hawk defenders freeing him up for a one-on-one chance against Webb. Anderson finished calmly and made it a 1-0 game in favor of Maritime. The Red Hawks had some chances after that, but again they could not finish off any of them.
The loss drops the Red Hawks to 1-6 and 0-2 in conference play as the Keelhaulers improve to 3-0 in the conference. The Red Hawks will try and bounce back from the loss on Wednesday, Oct. 5 when the Hawks from Holy Names University travel to Redding for a 3 p.m. kickoff.
Written by Dan Anderson
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