DENVER — Central Christian College’s soccer teams headed West to take on Johnson and Wales on Friday and the result was a split.
The Lady Tigers were a 2-1 winner to improve to 11-3 on the season. Krystina Stackhouse and Isabel Sierra scored the CCC goals and it then held off a late Johnson and Wales rally.
“Today was opposite of our usual course," CCC coach Scott Fogarty said. "We came out stronger in the first half and then we began to ease up in the second half, but that very well could've been the air and elevation at which we were playing. We looked very solid when we stuck with our game plan of getting the ball to feet in particular parts of the field and our defense really limited their opportunities. But late in the second half, we became stand-offish and allowed them to pick out their passes and get back into the game. It was a nice surprise though to see the girls jump out to a 2-0 lead."
CCC is playing Mount Mary today.
The CCC men lost by the same 2-1 score and are now 6-9. Joshua Dalton, off an assist by Gabriel Flores, scored for the Tigers to tie the game, but Johnson and Wales scored with 9 minutes left for the winner.
"Very gritty and tough game today,” CCC coach Aaron Hoxie said. “Considering all of the injuries we have, we almost got a result out of this thing. That being said, I am very proud of these guys for their performance. Congrats to Dalton for getting his first collegiate goal today.”
The Tigers are playing winless Mount Mary today in Denver.