It’s only two games, but so far McPherson College’s women’s soccer team is undefeated and unscored on.
The Bulldogs blanked crosstown rival Central Christian College 2-0 on Thursday at McPherson Stadium as Ana Guerrero and Cydney Lewis scored in the second half after the teams had played to a 0-0 first-half tie.
Mac goalie Sheryl Evans is still perfect between the pipes. She had to make six saves as the Tigers actually outshot Mac.
Kayla Faust had an assist on the first goal, while Lewis broke free to score an unassisted goal that proved to be the clincher.
“It certainly is nice to get a win even though we played so awful tonight,” Mac coach Doug Quint said. “I kept reminding myself throughout the game how early it was in the season. I mean despite how bad we played we still shut them out. The two bright spots for us were Ana Guerrero and Emma Van Donselaar. They really played quality minutes tonight and it was only fitting that Ana scored the game-winner.”
The Bulldogs will try to make it three straight on Saturday when they play at Avila.
For the Tigers, the loss evened their record at 1-1 as they had blanked KCAC member Bethel in their season opener.
“This was a tough one," CCC coach Scott Fogarty said. "It was an even, back-and-forth game throughout. They had a slight advantage in possession, but we had more chances and the better chances in my opinion until the goals, especially in the first half."
Fogarty believes things will come together for his team as it moves on.
"We just haven't learned to take our chances yet,” he said. “They finally broke the deadlock in the second half and we were forced to chase the rest of the game. They added their second when we were pushing forward looking for the equalizer, ‘cause we lose whether it's 1-0 or 2-0. We'll be all right once we find that killer instinct in front of goal, but we've got to find it."
Central will take on Dakota Wesleyan at 10 a.m. Saturday. Though it’s a home game for the Tigers, it’s being played at Bethany College in Lindsborg because heavy rains in the last week have made the Tigers’ field unplayable.