Simpson shut out by Owls in final s preseason game of the year
Simpson University Sports News
KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. - The Simpson University men's soccer team took to the field in a late 7 p.m. kickoff for their final preseason matchup against the Oregon Tech Owls on Wednesday, Sept. 14. The Red Hawks were shut out, losing 4-0 in Klamath Falls, Ore.
The Red Hawks opened the game with the passion and intensity that they had been lacking in the opening minutes of their previous games this season but still failed to finish off their chances. The teams fought hard against each other for a very entertaining opening half hour. Then in the 35th minute, OIT's Brandon Schoenmann broke the deadlock when he put the ball in the back of the net from a pass from Victor Corona. The Owls scored again late in the first half with just seconds left on the clock when Sam Holcomb put in a backbreaker off of a cross from Oscar Alonso-Ayala. The score was 2-0 going into the half.
The Red Hawks came out in the second half and were looking to get back into the match attacking mostly through Red Hawk striker Nate Butterfield who had some chances with five shots and three of them on target. Winger Luis Perez had six shots and put four of them on frame. Owls keeper Loren Jessen was able to keep everything out with 11 saves on the night. The Owls doubled their lead in the second half with goals from Antonio Jaimes who scored a penalty kick in the 60th minute and Holcomb who netted his second goal of the game again assisted by Alonso-Ayala.
The Red Hawks will be in action in 10 days' time when they start Cal Pac Conference play on Saturday, Sept. 24 against the Oaks from Menlo College in Atherton, Calif. Kickoff is set for 3 p.m.
Written by Dan Anderson
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