CCC kickers post matching 4-0 victories

By Steve Sell
October 02, 2016

OMAHA, Neb. — Central Christian College’s women’s soccer team is white-hot.

The Tigers made it seven wins in a row on Saturday as they shook off a scoreless first half with a four-goal, second-half explosion for a 4-0 victory over Grace University.

Central completed its second straight 3-0 week as it now has won seven games in a row.

Four different Tigers scored. Gabriela Barnard, Isabel Sierra, Rachel Meier and Julia Ramos all tallied as the four goals came in a 20-minute span.

Goldie Bougher turned back four shots in goal.

“We've played a lot of games in a short amount of time and it showed in the first half,” CCC coach Scott Fogarty said. “We came out very sluggish and didn't have our legs to begin the game. We still controlled possession and the territorial battle, but that was pretty much the only positive to take away from the opening stanza. We made it a focus in the second half to take personal responsibility for our play, complete passes and be intentional in defending. We were a different team in the second half and avoided having a very perturbed coach for the ride back."

Central, which played three games in four days, gets a couple of days off before hosting Bellevue on Tuesday.

• CENTRAL MEN 4, GRACE 0 — The Tiger men took the other route, erupting in the first half for three of their four goals.

Central improved to 4-6-1 with the win.

Gabriel Flores scored two goals to lead CCC, with David Martinez-Salinas and Omar Salgado tallying the others.

The Tigers dominated the match to the extent that neither of their goalies had to make a save.

“Good game overall from the guys today,” CCC coach Aaron Hoxie said. “They really played well and enjoyed actually putting the ball in the net. The guys controlled the game from the opening tip, getting two goals from the run of play, and two goals off of set pieces. We needed a result like this to help boost the overall confidence after some tough results as of late. I'm happy for these kids."

The Tiger men get some time off as they are home Saturday to take on Ozark Christian College.