Taylor's goal gives CCC men kickers OT win

By Steve Sell
September 21, 2014

HILLSBORO — It has to go down as one of the monumental victories during Aaron Hoxie’s tenure as Central Christian College men’s soccer coach.

The Tigers overcame a 2-0 halftime deficit Saturday to KCAC member Tabor College to get the game tied in regulation, then freshman sensation Joshua Taylor’s goal with 20 seconds left in the first overtime gave them an improbable 3-2 victory, their fourth in six games.

Taylor had given the Tigers hope with a goal with 14 minutes left in the game to cut the lead to 2-1, then Jeremy Brooker scored 2:25 later to tie it.

Taylor finally put an end to the pulsating game, giving the Tigers their first win over the Bluejays since 2005.

“I am very proud of the players because they were able to overcome a two-nil deficit and a hungry Tabor team,” Hoxie said. “Hard work and a mind-set to never quit despite fatigue is what won the match for us. This win is 100 percent for the players.”

Tabor actually held a 14-12 advantage in shots. Luis Soto made four saves in goal for CCC.

CCC stays on its KCAC road junket on Wednesday when it plays at Southwestern.