Mac kickers sweep Southwestern

By Steve Sell
October 23, 2016
McPherson College Sports Information

There was no letdown for McPherson College’s women’s soccer team on Saturday.

Coming off an emotional victory over KCAC power Ottawa on Wednesday, the Bulldogs continued their late-season surge with a 3-0 shutout of Southwestern at The Kennel.

Mac is now 5-3 in the KCAC as it has been one of the conference’s surprise teams. Overall Mac improved to 9-4.

Cydney Lewis started Mac off right with a goal in the 18th minute and 4 minutes later Rhea Vale made it 2-0 off an assist by Danielle Kakebeen.

Before the half was over, Kayla Faust drilled a shot into the net and the Bulldogs led 3-0.

Mac put it on cruise control from there as Sheryl Evans was the victor in goal, making three saves.

“The ladies put in another solid performance today," Mac coach Doug Quint said. "They continue to stay disciplined defensively, which is creating good offensive possessions for us. I am very happy with how well we are playing right now."

The streaking Bulldogs have now won four in a row and head to Saint Mary on Wednesday. The Spires are a second-division team, with the Bulldogs are tied for fourth place with three matches remaining in the regular season.

• MAC MEN 4, SOUTHWESTERN 0 — There was no slipup for the Bulldogs against the  Builders, who are winless in the KCAC.

David Mwinga scored two goals and also had an assist as the Bulldogs controlled the action to improve to 5-3 in the KCAC and 10-4-1 overall with three matches remaining.

Nick Torres, off a Mwinga pass, scored the game’s first goal just 8 minutes in. Jesus Pescador then assisted Mwinga on his first goal to make it 2-0. 

Pescador scored a goal of his own in the second half, with an assist from Torres. Pescador was an assist machine as he fed Mwinga for the final Mac goal.

Aaron Parrott notched the shutout and was forced to make six saves.

“I wasn't very pleased with how we played today overall, but content with the result," Quint said. "Individually, Nick Torres and David Mwinga both had really good games offensively for us."

The Bulldogs head to Saint Mary on Wednesday. Mac still has a chance to host a KCAC quarterfinal game, but need to win out.