Central Christian College’s women’s soccer team and Tabor appeared to be headed to overtime here Saturday.
Enter Isabel Sierra.
With just 1:33 left in the game, Sierra scored after nice passes by Abbie Koehn and Gabriela Barnard as the Tigers came away with a 1-0 victory to even their record at 3-3 while knocking off a KCAC member.
Tabor won the shot battle 12-10, with CCC’s Goldie Bougher busy in goal with seven saves
“That was a very tense game," CCC coach Scott Fogarty said. "I'm glad we had a game like that, it makes you a stronger team. It wasn't a great first half from us, but we kept them off the scoresheet. We've always had the philosophy that if the other teams doesn't score, we can't lose and we give ourselves a chance to stay in the game. Tonight we did just that, thanks to some big saves from Goldie Bougher. We improved in the second half, but they still made us work for it. It was nice to see us pushing even after 88 minutes.”
Fogarty said it was an exciting finish.
“In the first several games, we had no one getting to goal,” he said. “On the game-winner, we had players chasing down a loose ball and players crashing the box. I'm happy for birthday girl Gabriella Barnard to get an assist on her 18th birthday and for Izzy netting the winner with all the work she put in."
The Tigers are home on Wednesday to play Sterling.
• CENTRAL MEN 0, YORK 0 — Meanwhile, the Central men hosted York and just like the women’s game, the offenses struggled.
So much so the teams played to a scoreless tie as CCC is now 2-4-1 on the year. The Tigers were able to rattle off 14 shots, but none split the pipes.
"In this sport there are results that just feel like losses,” Tiger coach Aaron Hoxie said. “Today was one of them, to be frank. Being the home team, playing on the front foot outside of 20 minutes, creating half chances, and generally having the run of play, any spectator would have expected goals, but not today."
The Tigers host KCAC school Sterling on Wednesday.