Central Christian College’s soccer teams were defeated here Wednesday by KCAC member Bethel College.
• Bethel men 2, Central 1 — A late charge by the Tigers came up short as they dropped to 3-2 on the year.
Joshua Taylor continued his sensational season for CCC by scoring with 5 minutes left in the game, but the Tigers could never get the equalizer.
All the scoring came in the second half. The Threshers had a 12-7 advantage in shots and angular Tiger goalie Luis Soto came up with six saves.
“Very tough loss tonight,” CCC coach Aaron Hoxie said. "I thought that we did enough to win, but we didn't make the final pass or finish our chances. Defensively, we did well but were done in by two gift-wrapped goals. Truth is, we have to finish our chances and cannot be sloppy with the ball in the defensive third."
Hoxie said his team has to be ready from the get-go.
"We can't wait until the last 10 minutes to start playing at high speed,” he said. “That needs to happen right from the start. These are all things that young players need to learn."
Mac goes to Tabor for a 7 p.m. game Saturday.
• Bethel women 3, Central 0 — The Threshers scored a pair of first-half goals and the Lady Tigers could never get anything going as they are now 1-4-1.
“Tonight we continued our trend of balancing one poor half with a better half,” CCC coach Scott Fogarty said. "We have yet to figure out how to put together a full 90 minutes of effort and being mentally engaged. However, we do find bright spots every time we go out on the field. We're slowly starting to manage better build up play and generating more chances in attack through team play than in previous games. Unfortunately, we were unable to stop their danger person despite knowing who we had to keep an eye on coming into the game."
Bethel had only a 13-11 edge in shots. Twila Smedley had four saves in goal for the Lady Tigers.
CCC has a week off before it plays Thursday at Southwestern. Game time in Winfield is 5:30 p.m.