CCC women, Hesston battle to draw

By Steve Sell
August 23, 2016

HESSTON — Central Christian College’s women’s soccer team, with just four practices under its belt, battled to a 0-0 draw with Hesston College on Monday.

“I'm fairly pleased with several things we did this game,” CCC coach Scott Fogarty said. “We showed that we're deeper than we were last year in almost each position, but we still have a ways to go in terms of conditioning. We tired pretty quickly and on a slow field we struggled to get into a passing rhythm. It was fatigue and the small moments that let us down. We easily could've won 4-0, but our lack of concentration meant we didn't score but we also gave them a free shot six yards out but they did us a favor and missed the net. We were able to get everyone into the game and see what they could do. A few surprises in there, but overall a good experience. We're still a young team, but we're growing."

The Tigers are coming off a magical 20-6 season that included a trip to the NCCAA national tournament. They have to replace six starters, lost either to graduation or transfer. Among those was top scorer Krystina Stackhouse, the team’s top scorer.

The player to watch for CCC is Isabel Sierra, who lit it up for 16 goals last year as a freshman. Fogarty has 14 new players on his team, 11 of them being freshmen.

Central opens its season on Saturday hosting Bethel College. The action begins at 5:30 p.m.