First half struggles cost Simpson against Holy Names
Simpson University Sports News
REDDING, Calif. - The Simpson University Red Hawks women's soccer team took to the field on Wednesday, Oct. 5 when they hosted the Hawks from Holy Names University. Holy Names jumped out to an early lead and cruised to a 4-0 victory.
The match opened up with the Hawks attacking early and often with Red Hawk keeper Natasha Kamps making some early saves. In the 10th minute, Hawks midfielder Selina Woodham sent a ball through the Red Hawk defense and it took a nasty skip off of the wet grass right passed Kamps to make it 1-0. The Red Hawks had a couple of chances that were all kept out by Hawks goalkeeper Ayana Brumfield. Then in the 26th minute, Rebecca Hernandez made it 2-0 in favor of Holy Names when she scored off a corner kick. Twelve minutes later, Hawks midfielder Brittanie Perez made it 3-0 as her chip shot off a Rebecca Disbrandt assist found the back of the net. Then just three minutes before the end of the first half, Brittany North made it 4-0 for Holy Names.
In the second half, the Red Hawks were able to sure up their defensive struggles but were unable to find the back of the net. The Red Hawks had great performances from defender Rebecca Borrelli and Morgan DeFazio in the losing effort. Kamps had six saves on the day for the Red Hawks.
The loss drops the Red Hawks record to 1-6 on the season and 0-2 in the Cal Pac. Up next for the Red Hawks will be another home match. They face conference rivals William Jessup University on Saturday, Oct. 8 at 1 p.m. in Redding.
Written by Dan Anderson
Photo by Paige Barrett
Contact: Derrick Pringle, Jr.