YORK, Neb. — Central Christian College’s men’s soccer team made a late charge Thursday in its season finale against York College, but it came up a goal shy.
The Tigers dropped a 4-3 verdict to finish the regular season with an 8-10 record.
Central trailed 4-1 before scoring two goals in the final 11 minutes. York had a 3-0 lead at one point, though there was some controversy attached, including a Panther goal off a questionable penalty kick.
Tiger goals were scored by Oscar Gudino, Oscar Pizano and Gabriel Flores. Flores also had two assists and Gudino had one.
“It is going to be very easy to blame the officials for today's match, even though both coaches agree it is justified, we did not perform well enough in both boxes,” CCC coach Aaron Hoxie said of the wild game. “I think the two-week layoff really had an effect on our play and we made too many critical mistakes defensively. Even though we got three goals, it was the ones inside the 6-yard box that did us in. We could have easily scored five or six goals."
Central has qualified for the NCCAA Regional Tournament in Dallas in a couple of weeks. The tournament bracket has not been determined.