McPherson College’s men’s soccer team finally shook off stubborn Sterling here Saturday, scoring two goals in the final 10 minutes for a 3-1 victory.
Mac evened its KCAC record at 1-1 and is now 6-2-1 overall.
Nick Torres scored the Bulldogs’ first goal midway through the first half on a penalty kick, but just before halftime the Warriors made a penalty kick of their own to tie the game.
Jared Robbins scored what proved to the game-winner with just under 10 minutes left the game and Sean Morris’ goal gave Mac some insurance with 2 minutes remaining.
Mac dominated all statistical categories, including a 25-14 advantage in shots.
Arthur Lamparter went all the way in goal for Mac, coming up with three saves.
“It was good to see our men have some purpose to their possession today," Mac coach Doug Quint said. "We were far better today offensively in front of goal and created a ton of chances. Give credit to the Sterling keeper for some of the saves he made."
The Bulldogs play Wednesday at Tabor.
• MAC WOMEN 4, STERLNG 1 — The Bulldogs had one of their best offensive days of the season as they are now 1-1 in the KCAC and 5-2 overall.
Cydney Lewis scored two Bulldog goals and assisted on two others. Lewis and Astrid Alvarez both scored in the game’s first 8 minutes. Dina Der Vartanian also got into the scoring act for the Bulldogs, who had a 21-18 edge in shots.
Sheryl Evans picked up the win in goal.
“Our ladies stayed organized defensively and were better going forward today," Quint said. "This was a good result for us against a well-coached team."
Mac plays Wednesday at Tabor.