Central Christian College’s women’s soccer team became postseason eligible for the first time in five years on Wednesday by outlasting crosstown rival McPherson College, 2-1.
The Lady Tigers now have won four games in a row and continued their 180-season by improving to 8-2.
Krystina Stackhouse scored on a PK for the Lady Tigers late in the first half. It was her 36th career goal, which puts her fourth all-time on the CCC scoring ladder.
Isabel Sierra scored early in the second half to make it 2-0, with Stackhouse garnering the assist.
Mac cut it to 2-1 on a goal by Amy Stockton, but CCC’s Shayna Watkins was strong between the pipes the rest of the game.
“Very proud of our ladies today,” CCC coach Scott Fogarty said. "They clawed their way to victory against a good team today. It wasn't easy late-on as they piled on pressure, but we managed. Their only goal came from a miss-hit cross, so I am pleased with our defense overall. In the end it evened out as we were fortunate to be on the receiving end of a soft penalty call early on. Having that second insurance goal really helped out. Their only other real chance was a header from the middle of the box, but Shayna Watkins was in the right spot and calmly collected the save. For the next year, we get to call ourselves the best of McPherson."
Central is home on Saturday to take on Grace University at 5 p.m. Mac, which is now 4-3, host preseason KCAC favorite Kansas Wesleyan at 12:30 p.m. Saturday.