CHICKASHA, Okla. — It was a double whammy for McPherson College’s soccer teams on Thursday as both tasted defeat for the first time.
The women suffered a 2-1 setback to the University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma. Rust could have played a role as it was the Bulldogs’ first game in 19 days.
USAO scored both goals within the first 30 minutes of the game. Mac’s lone goal came from Heather Diamond.
It was an evenly played game as both teams took 15 shots. Sheryl Evans came up with five saves for the Bulldogs.
“We got outplayed in the first half, but put together a strong second-half performance," Mac coach Doug Quint said. "We just couldn't dig ourselves out of the hole. If we can put together 90 minutes like our second half, then we will be a tough out."
The Bulldogs, now 3-1, play Saturday at St. Gregory’s.
• USAO MEN 2, MAC 0 — The Drovers scored both of their goals in the first half before the game turned into a defensive battle.
“I have to give USAO credit because they took us out of our game in the opening half and we didn't adjust," Quint said. "I was really pleased with the second half we played, minus our finishing. We have to be more clinical in front of the goal."
Mac, now 4-1-1, plays Saturday at St. Gregory’s.