Mac kickers lose close decisions

By Steve Sell
September 28, 2015

COUNCIL BLUFFS, Iowa — McPherson College’s soccer teams traveled a long way for neutral-site games on Sunday.

And it was a longer trip home.

Both Bulldog teams fell to Jamestown College of North Dakota, with the women losing 2-1 and the men, 1-0.

Jamestown’s women assumed command with a 2-0 halftime lead and while the Bulldogs won the second half, they still lost the game.

“It was a tale of two halves," Mac coach Doug Quint said. "It's hard to win a game when you don't get off the bus ready to play. We really dug ourselves a hole and against a good team you can't do that."

Cydney Lewis scored the Mac goal, assisted by Breelyn Petty. Sheryl Evans came up with six saves in goal.

The loss snapped a four-game Bulldog winning streak as they are now 4-2. 

Mac returns to action on Wednesday when it heads across town to take on much-improved Central Christian College at 5:30 p.m. The Lady Tigers have won three in a row and stand 7-2 overall.

• Jamestown men 1, Mac 0 — The men’s game was a defensive slugfest, with a single early goal — 36 seconds into the match — by the Jimmies deciding the outcome.

“Another tough loss for us today," Quint said. "We felt good about our performance. We just weren't able to come away with the result we wanted. Nobody is feeling sorry for us after our rough start, we have to dust ourselves off and keep working."

The Bulldogs, now 2-5 after being nationally ranked to start the season, will battle for McPherson bragging rights with an 8 p.m. game Wednesday at Central Christian College.