Lady Red Hawks lose in final minutes to Menlo
Simpson University Sports News
REDDING, Calif. - The Simpson University women's soccer team took to the field on Wednesday, Oct. 30, in hopes of avenging a 6-2 loss they suffered at the hands of Menlo College earlier this season. This game was much closer than their earlier encounter, but the Red Hawks still found themselves on the wrong side of a 1-0 scoreline.
This game was on a razor’s edge from the get go, with both teams having opportunities to score. Oaks’ defender Kayla Cisneroz’s penalty kick in the first half went over the top of the bar to keep the scoreline at 0-0. The Red Hawks’ best chance came when Kaylee Lommori got past the Oaks’ defense, and her shot went wide.
In the second half, the Oaks started to create more chances, but every time they thought they would take the lead Red Hawk goal keeper Natasha Webb came up with a save. Lommori had another chance to score when a Natalie Goens’ cross found her on the back post, but again her attempt went over the crossbar. Adrianna Hedrick then came up big for the Red Hawks. The Oaks finally got past Webb, but the shot was cleared off the line by Hedrick to keep it 0-0. Then in the 83rd minute, the Oaks finally got the only goal of the match, when Tiare Fuentes finished off a a rebound shot to give Menlo the 1-0 victory.
The Red Hawks will now look to Saturday, Nov. 2, when they will travel to Rocklin, Calif., to take on the Warriors from William Jessup at 1p.m.
Story by Dan Anderson
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