Tigers move past the .500 mark

By Steve Sell
October 27, 2016

MANHATTAN — A goal in each half propelled Central Christian College’s men’s soccer team to a 2-1 victory over Manhattan Christian on Wednesday.

The Tigers passed the .500 mark with the win as they are now 8-7-1 with one regular-season game remaining.

Tyrone Pitter got the Tigers on the board just under 20 minutes into the game and it stayed that way until Gabriel Flores tallied at the 54-minute mark to make it 2-0.

Manhattan Christian made it interesting as its goal at the 57:07 mark sliced the lead in half, but Tiger goalie Antonio Ramirez Villa was stout the rest of the way to preserve the win.

“I don't think that the score line accurately reflected how the match went,” CCC  coach Aaron Hoxie said. "We missed a couple of breakaways, smashed the keeper's hands with the ball and put it over from inside the 6 a few times as well. However, in this game, as with all games, you only need one more goal than the other team to win."

CCC hosts Johnson and Wales at 3:30 p.m. Saturday. By assuring themselves of at least a .500 season, the Tigers have qualified for postseason play.