Tiger men kickers run streak to 6

By Steve Sell
September 20, 2017
Beth Morford

Central Christian College’s men’s soccer team improved its winning streak to six games here Tuesday by blanking Manhattan Christian, 4-0.

The Tigers are 6-1, having lost their opening game of the season to Bethel before reeling off their hot streak.

The sizzling Joshua Taylor continued to weave through defenders like a hot knife through butter with two more goals. Matias Nunez and Joshua Dalton also scored.

The Tigers led only 1-0 at the half, but scored two goals less than 4 minutes apart early in the second half to break the game open.

Brian Silva had 3 saves in the first half, while Antonio Ramirez Villa completed the shutout and never faced a shot.

“It was a solid performance from the team overall tonight," Central coach Aaron Hoxie said. "I was glad to see the team work through some difficult moments in the first half."

But the second half was a different story.

“The second was completely different," Hoxie said.  "We were finally able to get everyone on the same page and our movements were excellent. We probably should have rewarded ourselves with six or seven goals because of our play. In the end, I'm satisfied. We have one more game to play before we start conference play and we should be ready to go."

The Tigers host KCAC member Southwestern on Friday, with match time under the lights at 8:00.