This is the McPherson College men’s soccer team coach Doug Quint has been waiting for all season.
The Bulldogs handed Ottawa only its second KCAC loss of the year here Saturday and did it resounding fashion, 4-0.
“Nice response from our men today," Quint said. "We did a lot of things well and it was pleasing to see the performance."
Mac improved to 4-3 in the KCAC and is now tied for fourth place. The Bulldogs are 7-8 overall as they continue to chase the elusive .500 mark. Ottawa had entered the day 5-1 in conference play.
The Bulldogs led only 1-0 at the half on a 30-yard bomb by Chris Kelly. Then it was McPherson High graduate Nick Torres who took over, scoring the second and third goals before Greg Roller finished off the scoring, with Torres assisting.
Aaron Parrott had a quality game in goal to pick up the shutout, turning back four shots.
The Bulldogs have no bargain on Wednesday as they travel to Lindsborg to take on Bethany.
• Ottawa women 5, Mac 0 — There’s a reason the Lady Braves are one of the KCAC’s best teams as they have only one conference loss.
They put all their skill on display with a domination of the Bulldogs, who are now 4-3 in the KCAC and 8-6 overall as they lost to the second- and third-place teams this week.
“It was a tough week for us," Quint said. "I'd say we learned a few things and now it's time to keep working to better ourselves and move on. Our focus is to Bethany now."
The two county rivals meet on Wednesday in Lindsborg.