CCC kickers swept by OW

By Steve Sell
October 22, 2014

BARTLESVILLE, Okla. — Central Christian College’s soccer teams will probably be happy that Oklahoma Wesleyan is moving to the KCAC next year.

The Eagle teams blanked Central on Tuesday, the OW women winning 5-0 and the men 6-0.

“They were a very athletic and technical team" said CCC coach Scott Fogarty, "and they gave us quite a few problems. Despite that, we did have our moments of quality where we moved the ball around very nicely against a good team. Unfortunately, it wasn't enough to get us up the field. It could've been worse if it wasn't a good performance from our shot-stopper Twila Smedley, which included a penalty kick save. We've improved a little bit every game and hope we can secure a few wins in our final five games."

The loss dropped the Tiger women to 2-10-1 on the season. They play again Friday when they travel to South Dakota for a match with Presentation College.

Meanwhile, the Tiger men were overwhelmed for one of the few times this year.

“This was a very good team,” Central coach Aaron Hoxie said. "Take nothing from them at all.  However, we once again, played like a bunch of donkeys for the first 25 minutes and fell behind 3-0. After that, it was about preservation and conservation. The second half was a much better response from our players.  We had two excellent opportunities that could have made the game 3-2 with some momentum.

"We learned some things tonight about the chemical makeup of the individual players.  We are growing in the right direction, but need to be clinical with our chances and can't play like a bunch of 'chuck-e-cheesers' defensively." 

The loss evens the Tigers' record at 6-6-1r. They will go back on the road on Friday at Presentation College in South Dakota.