Tiger kickers swept in Texas

By Steve Sell
October 08, 2015

WAXAHACHIE, Texas — Central Christian College’s women’s soccer winning streak finally came to an end at six on Wednesday as the Lady Tigers dropped a 3-1 verdict to Southwestern Assemblies of God, their second game in less than 24 hours.

Central was trying to break the school record for consecutive wins, but will have to settle for a tie.

CCC is now 10-3. Krystina Stackhouse scored the lone Lady Tiger goal, assisted by Jaclyn Carranza.

“We played a well-coached SAGU team today, but we still had our moments,” CCC coach Scott Fogarty said. “You could tell the heat was affecting us, so getting that first goal was good. It allowed us to save some energy and play conservative. Unfortunately we had a lapse of concentration at the end of the half that allowed them to even the score. In the second half we started pressing and forcing mistakes from their backline after they went ahead from a nice shot from their player, but we learned that we were just a step off after picking some bad habits the past couple of games. Late on another unwise decision on our part gave them a third goal and thus the game was summarized. It was the small moments today that made the big difference."

The Lady Tigers have some much-needed time off now as they are idle until Oct. 16 when they play in Denver against Johnson and Wales University.

• SAGU men 2, Central 1, 2 OT — The Tigers’ hard-luck season continued as they are now 5-8.

Patricio Laffaye scored the only Tiger goal, assisted by Gabriel Flores.

The Lions scored the game-winner just moments into the second overtime.

“A valiant effort from the guys today,” CCC coach Aaron Hoxie said. “It was clearly a two-half game, where they were on top of the match, and it evened out as the second half progressed. We were fortunate to be down by one as good goal-keeping play kept the game at one. We weren't without our chances, several near-misses, a couple of poor sections on the ball, and a penalty shot, it could have been different. The second half was much better from the team and it was a gritty type of game, which suited us nicely.”

The Tigers came away 1-1 on the two-day trip.

“I am happy about the trip,” Hoxie said. “We came down here to get a result and prove to ourselves that we can play against teams from a quality conference. I think we did that just fine."

CCC hosts Manhattan Christian on Tuesday.