Central kickers split in South Dakota

By Steve Sell
September 30, 2016

YANKTON, S.D. — Central Christian College’s women’s soccer team is on a serious roll.

After starting the year 2-3, the Tigers now have won six in a row after a 9-0 rout of overmatched and numbers-challenged Mount Marty College on Thursday.

“We had a different kind of challenge today. Mount Marty is in a similar situation that we found ourselves in two years ago in terms of numbers,” CCC coach Scott Fogarty said. “We expected to have possession and chances, but could we keep practicing the things we've worked on over the past few weeks that have got us to our current level of play? We had eight different players score and we had several firsts today. Chelsea Nimmo logged her first career goal and Maddison Houk notched her first point on an assist on Gabriella Bernard's goal. Naime Barba also showed up with her first two goals."

Other goals were by Isabel Sierra, Nikki Neal, Kaitlyn Bevel, Jaci Carranza and Rachel Meier.

The Lancers never had a shot on goal against Goldie Bougher and Keely Clairmont.

• MOUNT MARTY MEN 2, CENTRAL 0 — An expected win turned into a shutout defeat that left Tiger coach Aaron Hoxie bewildered as his team fired off 30 shots in the game to just 13 for Mount Marty.

The loss dropped CCC to 3-6-1.

“Today...wow...very tough loss to take on the mental psyche,” Hoxie said. “Generating 30 shots, 24 corner kicks, and having the majority of the ball, one can assume a victory. However, it was not to be for us inside of both boxes, and that is what counts in this sport. We had many chances, hit the post several times, forced the GK's into some great saves, and their back line defended for their lives, so to speak. Simply put, we didn't take our chances, and this is what happens in this sport."

The Central teams play for the third time in four days on Saturday as they take on Grace University in Omaha.