Red Hawks celebrate senior day with win over PUC
Simpson University Sports News
REDDING, Calif. - The Red Hawks men’s soccer team scored early and often on Wednesday, Oct. 31, as they hosted the Pioneers from Pacific Union College and cruised to a 6-2 victory. It was also senior day for the Red Hawks, and they said goodbye to the five players who where playing in their last home game: Ky Strickler, Tim Mederios, Nate Butterfield, Tyler Goens, and captain Kyle Ochoa.
The Red Hawks didn't waste any time as they were already on the score sheet in the third minute, when Cody Garrison headed home a corner kick from Angel Garcia to give the Red Hawks a 1-0. The Pioneers responded quickly, when David Ramos tied the game with a long range effort in the fourth minute. Ochoa was able to put the Red Hawks back in front in the 19th minute, when a poorly cleared ball found his feet and he sent a screamer off of the crossbar and into the back of the net. Jordan Daigre then scored three minutes later. Mederios sent a shot in and Daigre finished with an outstanding diving header. The Red Hawks then scored twice in the space of less than a minute. Daigre scored his second of the game and Andrew Sill scored with an assist from Jordan Ferrier in the 39th minute to give the Red Hawks a 5-1 lead at the half time break.
In the second half, the Red Hawks continued to dominate the proceedings and Daigre finished off his hat-trick, scoring in the 78th minute assisted by Butterfield. Daigre's hat-trick is the first from a Red Hawks player since the 2004 season. The Pioneers scored late in the half, when Joseph Cruz sent a looping shot over the top of Red Hawk goalkeeper Justin Webb to end the scoring on the day.
The Red Hawks now look to avenge a loss they suffered earlier this season at the hands Menlo College (Wednesday, Oct. 17), when they travel to Atherton, Calif., to take on the Oaks at 3 p.m.
Story by Dan Anderson
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