CCC teams celebrate Senior Day in style

By Steve Sell
October 25, 2015
Central Christian College Sports Information

Central Christian College’s soccer teams could not have celebrated Senior Day any better.

Hillsdale Baptist proved to be fodder for the CCC teams here Saturday, as they came away with a sweep in the final home matches of the regular season.

The Lady Tigers sent off seniors Haley McMath and Krystina Stackhouse with a practical walkover, 9-0. 

Central, which will soon be readying itself for postseason play, is now 13-3.

Stackhouse had an amazing day. She scored two goals and assisted on three others, while compiling a team-high 10 shots. Seven other players scored singletons — McMath, MacKenzie Woods, Jessica Roberts, Kaitlyn Bevel, Amber Murray, Nikki Neal and Isabel Sierra.

Roberts, Bevel, Neal, Sierra and Morgan Strickland garnered assists.

CCC led 3-0 at the half and put up a half-dozen marks after the break.

Shayna Watkins and Shannon Fontenot were in goal, with Watkins having to make four saves.

“It was great to see the offense explode tonight," CCC coach Scott Fogarty said. "All season long, we've consistently scored two to three goals a game, but tonight things finally clicked in our attack allowing our number of goals to match our dominance. We made runs off the ball. We kept the ball moving with short passes. We got their defense to move and we found the space we needed. Tonight was a record night on multiple levels and I am just happy for the ladies. Eight different players scored, including several first for the season and/or career. Now if we can keep it rolling into the next two games and the playoffs."

• Central men 5, Hillsdale 2 — It was just 2-1 at the half, but the Tigers erupted for three second-half goals to pull away and improve to 8-9 on the season.

Gabriel Flores scored two goals for the Tigers, while Luis Soto, Oscar Guadino and Jason Arias also tallied. Joshua Taylor led in assists with two.

“Congratulations to our seniors on completing their education and eligibility,” CCC coach Aaron Hoxie said. “It has been a pleasure coaching Luis, Taka, Ray and Oscar. They are wonderful boys with a bright future. We played OK for the first 25 minutes, certainly not to our standards, and I felt were fortunate to be level. Hillsdale really had the emphasis of play and took it to us. However, a bit of level-headed play, and a simple combination with Gabi and Oscar drew a penalty, and promptly gave us a bit of breathing room. After that, the game was effectively sealed as our level of play increased, as did the quality."

The Tigers need a win at York on Tuesday to finish regular-season play at .500. They already have qualified for postseason play.