Mac men kickers remain tied for KCAC leader

By Steve Sell
October 23, 2014

HILLSBORO — McPherson College’s men’s soccer team continued its relentless drive toward a KCAC championship Wednesday with an important 2-0 road win over Tabor.

Mac has not lost in over a month and is 5-0-2 over its last seven games. The Bulldogs are 5-0-1 in the KCAC and tied with Kansas Wesleyan for the top spot. Mac is  9-3-2 overall.

“We played some of the best soccer we have played all year long in the first half," McPherson coach Doug Quint said. "They took everything from the training pitch and put it into the game tonight. That first goal we scored was beautiful, three consecutive one-touch passes with a one-touch finish, it was a lot of fun to watch. The second half we got out of character for a bit and I must give credit to Tabor for that. It was a solid performance all around though and that second goal was an amazing strike by (Kevin) Ndongo."

Alex Ronneburg set the tone for Mac with a goal just 19 seconds into the game. Ndongo’s goal came at the game’s 69-minute mark.

Mac had 16 shots on the night and Bulldog goalie Tanner Horton was kept busy with six saves.

The Bulldogs stay on the road as Saturday they travel to Sterling.

• TABOR WOMEN 1, MAC 0 — The Bulldogs beat Tabor everywhere except on the scoreboard.

The Bulldogs outshot the Bluejays 14-5 and had a 9-3 advantage in shots on frame, but they couldn’t get one past the goalie.

Tabor scored the only goal in the game’s 65th minute.

The Bulldogs are now 2-4 in the KCAC with three conference matches left and 4-10-1 overall.

Mac plays Saturday at Sterling.