Lady Tigers fall in regional title game

By Steve Sell
November 22, 2015

WAXAHACHIE, Texas — Central Christian College’s women’s soccer team is not sure yet if its season is over.

Even though the Lady Tigers’ magic finally ran out in the championship game of Saturday’s NCCAA Regional with a 2-1 loss to Mid-America Christian University, they may be in line for an at-large berth to the national tournament. The announcement is expected soon.

Central was down 2-0 in the second half when Nikki Neal scored to give her team a fighting chance. But the Lady Tigers could never get the equalizer and fell to 17-5 on the season.

Shayna Watkins was again outstanding in goal, coming up with five saves.

“Today wasn't our day,” said CCC coach Scott Fogarty, whose team was playing it third game in as many days while Mid-America Christian had to play only two days because of its high seed. “This season certainly was, but not today. It's a very difficult task to play three days in a row and we could sense early on that we didn't have the energy required. But we still didn't make it easy for them. We kept ourselves in as long as our heavy legs would let us and even managed to make things interesting with a late consolation goal. They were the better team today and we have to compliment them on the issues they created for us, but I believe on another day it could be different. Regardless if we receive an at-large bid or not, it's been a tremendous season and couldn't have asked for more from this team.”

Even if the CCC season is over, next year looks tremendous as there are just two seniors on the team.