Late Start Hurts Lady Red Hawks
Simpson University Sports News
REDDING, Calif. - The Simpson University women's soccer team played their first late-night match of the season against the Hustlin' Owls of Oregon Tech at the Redding Soccer Park on Sept. 9. The Lady Red Hawks lost 3-1.
The Lady Red Hawks, who usually play afternoon games, struggled to adjust to the 7 p.m. kickoff. Six minutes into the first half, Oregon Tech's Cody White capitalized on the late start and scored the first goal of the game off an assist from Amanda Hisey. Twenty-three minutes into the game, the Red Hawks tied the game at 1-1, when freshman Brook Gaddy scored off junior Leah O'Halloran’s assist. The Hustlin' Owls countered with a goal from Chrishtinna Newell five minutes later to give OIT a 2-1 lead heading into half time.
The second half was a pretty even match until Oregon Tech's White scored her second goal of the night to give the Hustlin’ Owls a 3-1 lead and seal their victory.
The Red Hawks will return to action by hosting rival William Jessup University at 2 p.m. on Sept. 12.
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