HILLSBORO — McPherson College’s men’s soccer team plays every game now knowing there’s no margin for error.
To have any chance of the KCAC championship, the Bulldogs must win out.
They are now 2-1 in the KCAC after a 3-1 victory over Tabor on Wednesday, a match in which they gave up the first goal before dominating the rest of the day.
“We did a good job tonight of keeping our composure when the game began to be impacted by things that were out of our control,” Mac coach Doug Quint said. "This was a nice result for us as we continue to improve."
Down 1-0 in the first half, the Bulldogs tied it up on a goal by Brian Cano, with the assist to Edward Gomez.
Before the half was over, Nick Torres provided what proved to be the game-winner on a penalty kick.
Insurance came in the form of a Sean Morris goal early in the second half.
Arthur Lamparter and Aaron Parrott shared duties in goal for the winning Bulldogs.
The victory improved the Bulldogs to 7-2-1 overall. They are home on Saturday for a 3 p.m. clash with always-strong Friends.
• TABOR WOMEN 2, MAC 1 — The Bulldogs dropped to 1-2 in the KCAC and 5-3 overall as they couldn’t convert prime scoring opportunities when presented
Down 2-0, the Bulldogs cut the lead in half on a goal by leading scorer Cydney Lewis just before the half. But they could never get it tied up despite outshooting the Bluejays for the game.
“We can't continue to make simple mistakes that teams are capitalizing on," Quint said.
The Bulldogs entertain Friends at 12:30 p.m. Saturday.