Simpson loses conference match to Holy Names

Simpson University Sports News


OAKLAND, Calif. - The Simpson University Red Hawks women's soccer team traveled to Oakland, Calif., on Saturday, Oct. 29 to take on the Hawks from Holy Names University in a Cal Pac meeting. The Red Hawks dropped the match 5-1.

In the first half, the Red Hawks played well and actually played with the Hawks for most of the half. Red Hawk keeper Jessica Rickli made some great saves to keep the scoreline level. Rickli was also helped out by some outstanding defending from Morgan DeFazio and Rebecca Borrelli. However, in the 29th minute Rebecca Disbrandt scored the first goal for Holy Names when a poorly defended corner was converted to make it 1-0. The Red Hawks were not deterred and pressured the Hawks' defense. Then just before the break the Red Hawks were rewarded for their determination when midfielder Sam Rangel played a great ball to Bethany Dunlap who scored equalizing the match at 1-1.

In the second half, the Red Hawks played well out of the gate and they even had a chance to grab the lead when Nicole Goens flicked a ball to her sister Natalie Goens whose shot couldn't beat Holy Names keeper Brittany North. Then in the 70th minute Brittanie Perez scored on a penalty to make it 2-1 for Holy Names. The match stayed at that score line until the last five minutes when the Hawks finished the match with a flurry of goals. The first came off of a cross that bounced around the Red Hawk penalty area and eventually was turned in the goal by Red Hawk Abbey Schmidt. Then in very short succession Erica Udell and Rebecca Hernandez added two long range efforts making it 5-1 in a flash.

The loss drops the Red Hawks to 1-9 on the season and they are still winless in the Cal Pac at 0-5. Next for the Red Hawks will be their last game of the year. They face conference rivals William Jessup University in Rocklin, Calif., on Saturday, Nov. 5 at 3 p.m.


Written by Dan Anderson

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