CCC kickers tie, lose in close matches

By Steve Sell
October 08, 2017

Central Christian College’s soccer teams hosted Southwestern Assemblies of God for conference homecoming games on Saturday with the result a draw and a loss in a pair of close matches.

CENTRAL MEN 1, SOUTHWESTERN ASSEMBLIES 1, 2 OT — 90 minutes couldn’t settle anything, neither could 20 minutes worth of overtimes.

SAGU took a 1-0 lead with 15 minutes left, but Central’s Jayke Mapes tallied a goal late in the game to force extra soccer. But neither team could find the net in what was CCC’s first overtime tilt of the season.

“Tonight was an excellent game and a tough battle from the very beginning,” said CCC coach Aaron Hoxie, whose team is now 0-2-1 in the Sooner Athletic Conference and 7-3-1 overall. “I thought that we were in control of the game and were unfortunate not to capitalize on our numerous chances. I was especially pleased at how we were able to control and force them into areas of low danger."

Central stays home for a Thursday match with Texas Wesleyan.

 • SOUTHWESTERN ASSEMBLIES WOMEN 2, CENTRAL 1 — Madison Strickland scored the Tigers’ goal as they tried to overcome a 2-0 deficit with numerous rushes at the Lions’ net.

“We continue to improve in areas and were easily the better team out of the blocks,” said CCC coach Scott Fogarty, as the Tigers are now 3-8 on the season and 0-3 in the SAC. “One of our team goals today was to win the first 15 minutes and we did that, we just didn't get a goal out of it. But we also made sure we didn't concede an early goal today, which has been an Achilles heel for us of late."

Central hosts Texas Wesleyan on Thursday.