SHAWNEE, Okla. — It was bounce-back Saturday for McPherson College’s soccer teams.
After both Bulldog teams lost their first games of the season on Thursday, they rebounded against St. Gregory’s.
The men totally dominated St. Gregory’s even if the 1-0 score didn’t reflect it. Mac had a whopping 19-2 advantage in shots to improve to 5-1-1 on the season.
Brayam De La Cruz scored the Mac goal 17 minutes into the game after an assist by Edward Gomez.
Aaron Parrott was in goal for the first half, then turned it over to Arthur Lamparter as he completed the shutout.
“We controlled the match throughout, but just couldn't finish," McPherson coach Doug Quint said. "That is two games in a row where we lacked composure in front of the goal. Defensively, we kept things organized and played well today."
Mac opens KCAC play on Wednesday in Salina against Kansas Wesleyan, which has been the KCAC’s best rivalry the last 10 years. The two teams had ruled the conference until Oklahoma Wesleyan was added last year.
• MAC WOMEN 1, ST. GREGORY’S 0 — Cydney Lewis’ goal in the 41st minute gave Mac the win.
The Bulldogs had only a 9-8 advantage in shots. Sheryl Evans had another stellar day in goal to post her fourth shutout.
“"Our women controlled the match throughout and did a good job of being organized defensively," Quint said. "The ladies did a great job limiting attacks and keeping [SGU all-time leading scorer Abi Housecraft] in check."
Mac is now 4-1 on the season and plays Wednesday in Salina against Kansas Wesleyan, perhaps the team to beat in the KCAC.