BETHANY, Okla. — Central Christian College’s soccer teams lost a pair of one-goal decisions to Southwestern Christian in Sooner Athletic Conference action on Tuesday.
The Eagles’ Lucas Loureriro scored at the 32:27 mark in the first half and that stood up for a 1-0 victory in the men’s game. Brian Silva and Antonio Ramirez Villa both stopped three shots in goal for Central, which was outshout 19-3.
“Another solid performance from the guys defensively,” said CCC coach Aaron Hoxie, whose team is 0-2 in the SAC and 7-3 overall. “They played with energy, commitment, physicality and character as they sought an objective, which they achieved. Each game, we set out goals and objectives to meet, so that we are the best that we can be in November. We honestly believe that the work will be rewarded in the end.”
The winning score was on a penalty kick.
“The penalty was absolutely shambolic. A travesty to a really good game from both teams,” Hoxie said. “Not taking anything away from SCU, they are a fine team, and probably deserved to win, but not in that fashion. The official guessed wrong, plain and simple."
Central is home for a 6:00 game Saturday against Southwestern Assemblies of God as part of Homecoming for the Tigers.
• Southwestern Christian women 2, Central 1 — Down 2-0 in the second half, the Tigers’ Jocelyn Martinez hit a bomb from 20 yards to cut the lead in half, but CCC could never get the equalizer.
Southwestern Christian led 1-0 at the half and pushed the lead to 2-0 early in the second half. Goldie Bougher had three saves in goal for Central.
Central actually had a 12-10 advantage in shots.
“We tried some new things today and made some improvements from the past few games, but we're still making fundamental mistakes that are costing us, as well as giving up a very early goals once again,” said CCC coach Scott Fogarty, whose team is 3-7 overall and 0-2 in the SAC. “We moved the ball very well in the first half and won the possession battle and had them in their half for much of the opening 45 minutes but weren't able to find that final ball to unlock them."
Central hosts Southwestern Assemblies at 3:30 on Saturday as part of Homecoming.