Empty long trip for CCC kickers

By Steve Sell
October 19, 2014

FOREST, Iowa — It was a long, empty trip for Central Christian College’s soccer teams Saturday as they ventured some 10 hours just to lose games against Waldorf College.

 • Waldorf men 5, Central 1 — Ivo Fel Vava’s first goal of the year prevented the Tigers from being blanked as they are now 0-2-1 in the MCAC, 6-5-1 overall.

Waldorf had a 12-7 advantage in shots and exploded for three first-half goals to basically put the game out of reach.

“Today was a tough game for the Tigers as a whole,” CCC coach Aaron Hoxie said. “We didn't have anyone who played their best game and we made too many mistakes that led to goals. Silly turnovers in the midfield, bad touches inside our six, guys not following their runs, and not taking our chances when we are in front of goal, all contributed to our poor play. Take nothing away from our opponents, they deserved the win, but we definitely contributed to their win."

Central plays Tuesday at nationally ranked Oklahoma Wesleyan in Bartlesville.

• Waldorf women 2, Central 0 — Waldorf scored a goal in each half, as the Lady Tigers played a good defensive game.

CCC is now 1-3 in the MCAC and 2-9-1 overall as it was outshot, 19-2.

"Despite the score line, I was very pleased with the way we played,” CCC coach Scott Fogarty said. “The first half was probably our best half of the season. We passed and moved the very well, which was crucial considering we only had 11 players. We actually created two quality chances. First, Mackenzie Woods had a beautiful shot headed to the upper corner before the keeper got her fingers to it and tipped it out for a cornerkick. At the end of the half, Jaylyn Packard got her head to a Woods cross, only to have the goal keeper save it on the line. In the end, it was only a one goal game in our eyes.”

The Lady Tigers also play Tuesday at Oklahoma Wesleyan.