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Henrique’s goals help Hawks take down Soka

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 Soka University of America

SANTEE – Pedro Henrique tallied two goals and Borja Suarez added two assists as the SDC Men’s Soccer team defeated Soka University 2-0 for their second-straight win to start the season.

Soka dropped their season opener as the Hawks avenged their 4-1 loss last year to start the season.

The Suarez-Henrique connection started in the first half as Suarez crossed the ball from the right side. Henrique brought the ball down to his and feet and drilled his shot in the upper-left corner for the 1-0 lead, 19 minutes into the game.

Seyram Gebelewou nearly made it 2-0 in the 25th minute but his attempt was save by the Soka keeper preserving their deficit to just one at the halftime break.

SDC outshot the Lions 5-2 in the half. Josh Epstein finished with the shutout without registering a save to improve his season shutout streak to 135 minutes.

In the 52nd minute, Henrique slotted home the pass from Suarez off the post and passed the Lions goalie for the 2-0 lead. With the two goals, Henrique now has four on the season. Suarez leads the team with three assists.

After two quick games to start the season, the Hawks are back on the field on Aug. 29th as they host Cal Tech. Kickoff is scheduled for 3 p.m.

MEN’S SOCCER – WED, AUG. 19, 2015 AT 7:35 PM 
Final 1 2 F
Soka (0-1) 0 0 0
SD Christian (2-0) 1 1 2
Santee, CA
Scoring Summary
Period Time Player
1 18:59 HENRIQUE, Pedro (SD Christian)
2 51:10 HENRIQUE, Pedro (SD Christian)
Soka Indv. Leaders SD Christian
None Goals #10 HENRIQUE, Pedro – 2
None Assists #7 SUAREZ, Borja – 2
6 Players – 1 Shots 2 Players (#8,#10) – 3
#8 SCHMUCKER, Ryan – 2 Saves None
Soka Team Statistics SD Christian
6 (0) Shots (on goal) 11 (5)
3 Saves 0
7 Fouls 8
3 Corner Kicks 1
0 Offsides 5
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Saint Katherine College

SANTEE – The San Diego Christian Men’s Soccer team started their season off with a bang as they defeated Saint Katherine 6-0 Monday afternoon.

The Hawks won their first game of the season for the first time since the 2009 season when they beat Mount Vernon 6-1.

SDC started the scoring early in the first when the Hawks were awarded a penalty kick at the 5:05 mark. Pedro Henriquestood up to the challenge and his PK struck the back of the net for the 1-0 lead. Henrique added another goal in the 21st minute off a cross from Sebastian Carrion and a touch pass from Borja Suarez.

Justin Perna made it 3-0 as he headed home a goal from a Patrik Borchmanncross. Francisco Ramirez scored the last goal of the half in the 34th minute as SDC led 4-0 at the half.

The Hawks outshot the Firebirds 10-1 in the first. First-half keeper, Josh Epstein, registered one save in the 45 minutes. He shared the shutout with backup keeper Ryan Huerta.

Matheus Arrieta scored an unassisted goal in the 53rd minute just before Rapha Silviera capped all scoring in the 58th.

SDC held a 24-1 shot advantage over Saint Katherine.

MEN’S SOCCER – MON, AUG. 17, 2015 AT 8:00 PM 
Final 1 2 F
Saint Katherine (0-0) 0 0 0
SD Christian (1-0) 4 2 6
Santee, CA
Scoring Summary
Period Time Player
1 5:05 HENRIQUE, Pedro (SD Christian)
1 20:24 HENRIQUE, Pedro (SD Christian)
1 31:19 PERNA, Justin (SD Christian)
1 33:40 RAMIREZ, Francisco (SD Christian)
2 52:34 ARRIETA, Matheus (SD Christian)
2 57:56 SILVIERA, Rapha (SD Christian)
Saint Katherine Indv. Leaders SD Christian
None Goals #10 HENRIQUE, Pedro – 2
None Assists 3 Players – 1
#14 ALDAMA, Matt – 1 Shots #10 HENRIQUE, Pedro – 7
2 Players (#1,#12) – 2 Saves #1 EPSTEIN, Josh – 1
Saint Katherine Team Statistics SD Christian
1 (1) Shots (on goal) 24 (10)
4 Saves 1
7 Fouls 1
1 Corner Kicks 6
0 Offsides 6

Hawks Season Preview

SDCC release

SANTEE – San Diego Christian Men’s Soccer Head Coach Josh Westermann revealed his team’s 2015 schedule, which features one of the toughest schedules in the program’s recent history.


Key All-GSAC senior attackers Pedro Henrique and Francisco Ramirez highlight the Hawks roster, while 20 exciting newcomers bolster an already strong group of returners.


“We’re looking to play a highly attractive attacking style of soccer for our fans,” Coach Westermann said. “Expect a possession based style with many goal scoring chances. It’ll be fun to watch.”


Fans can catch their first glimpse of the 2015 Hawks on Aug. 17th, when they play host to crosstown foe Saint Katherine’s College in the season opener set for 2 p.m. at Santee Sportsplex. SDC will then play host to Soka University two days later on August 19th at 2:30 p.m.


The Hawks homestand continues on August 29th, when NCAA Div. III California Institute of Technology makes the trip south for a 3 p.m. kick-off. La Sierra University will then visit San Diego Christian on Sept. 3rd at 2:30 p.m.


After playing the first four games of the season at the friendly confines at the Sportsplex,  challenges will present as the Hawks will make the short ride west to Montezuma Road for a 7 p.m. kick-off at NCAA Div. I San Diego State University on Sept. 4th. The Pac-12 Aztecs will prove to be a big test for the Hawks. On Sept. 7th, the team will travel to Palos Verdes to face 2014 NAIA final four participant Marymount California University at 4 p.m.


The Hawks return to Santee Sportsplex for a game against NCAA Div. II Cal State San Marcos on Sept. 12th at 10 a.m. SDC will face Providence Christian under the lights on Sept. 16 at 7 p.m. at Miramar Community College. The final contest of non-conference will be a trip to Anaheim against Bethesda University of California on Sept. 19 at 3 p.m.


SDC opens their conference slate against the Warriors of Westmont on Sept. 23 before heading out to their first conference road game against Biola on the 26th. The Hawks wrap up the season with an away game against Westmont on Oct. 31.


The Hawks finished last year with a 4-11-1 record but are only two years removed from reaching the GSAC Championship game in 2013. SDC will also look to be ranked for the first time since 2013 when they reached No. 18 in the NAIA Top 25 Poll back in October.

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