It was a no-stress day for McPherson College’s soccer teams here on Saturday as both Bulldog squads came away with 3-0 victories over Bethel.
The Mac men improved to 3-2 in the KCAC and once again climbed within a game of the .500 mark overall at 6-7.
“It was a wonderful performance for us today in possession," said Mac coach Doug Quint, whose team possessed the ball 71 percent of the game compared to 29 for the Threshers.. "We were very dynamic and created a lot of chances in the run of play. It was so pleasing to see training finally transition to the game."
Mac goals were scored by Jesus Pescador, Chris Kelly and Nick Torres. Greg Roller and Kevin Ndongo had assists.
Aaron Parrott played the first half in goal and left with a 2-0 lead. Arthur Lamparter completed the shutout.
Mac has a huge task coming up on Wednesday when it travels to Bartlesville, Okla., to play the nation’s No. 4-ranked team, KCAC newcomer Oklahoma Wesleyan. The Eagles are 12-1 on the season.
• Mac women 3, Bethel 0 — The Bulldogs are probably the KCAC’s surprise team of the year as they reached the halfway point of conference play with a 4-1 record and are 8-4 overall.
“Our ladies continue to take giant steps forward," Quint said. "What a great week for us. Today we were really good in possession and created a lot of chances. We just keep working to get better and that certainly makes it for an enjoyable time.”
Amy Stockton set the tone when she scored less than 2 minutes into the game off a pass from Cydney Lewis. The roles were reversed later in the half when Lewis took a Stockton pass and made the deposit. The final goal was an own goal.
Sheryl Evans continues to play like one of the KCAC’s best goalies as she picked up another shutout, turning back four shots.
The Bulldogs play Wednesday at Oklahoma Wesleyan.