Tiger men kickers cruise, 6-0

By Steve Sell
September 06, 2017
Kendric Warren

It was the second straight breeze for the Central Christian College men’s soccer team on Tuesday, which is trying to build some confidence before heading into the difficult Sooner Athletic Conference portion of the schedule.

Central blanked Randall University 6-0 on the Tiger home pitch to improve to 2-1 on the season.

“Tonight was a nice tactical game from the guys,” Central coach Aaron Hoxie said. "Sure there were moments where we struggled and they had their way, but we were in complete control from the opening whistle. Our attacking unit really forced their better players to get behind the ball and that caused them major problems. They struggled to break down our lines because they were continuously starting from their own defensive third." 

Central scored three goals in each half.

Joshua Taylor stayed on fire with his second straight hat trick to lead Central. Lucas Braga, Jayke Maples and Matias Nunez also lit the lamp. Maples had two assists, and credited with one each were Nunez, Adam Langdon, Brian Silva, Reece Stewart and Omar Salgado.

“Their team is a lot better than the score line shows,” Hoxie said. “But they had no answer for our collective athleticism and speed. Ultimately, that was the difference. Once the damage was done, we were able to effectively kill the game off by knocking it around, and generally taking the steam out of the game."

Central steps way up in competition when it plays weekend games on the road at Dakota Wesleyan and Mount Marty College on Friday and Saturday, respectively.