From the Central Christian College Sports Information Department

(CrossDove Writers / www.mcpherson-county-ks.com )


Despite the conditions being right for an upset, the Central Christian College men’s soccer team rose above the conditions and secured a 10-2 victory over Manhattan Christian College on the road in Manhattan on Tuesday.

It was a steamy 95 degrees on the turf at Frank Anneberg Park and the Tigers were without a couple of key players due to injury, plus it’s always a tough battle playing Manhattan Christian College because they always come out to battle, which has been their calling card under legendary coach Rick Wright.

Central Christian Head Coach Aaron Hoxie added, “It’s always difficult to play coach. He’s got his guys set up and they always present a challenge each and every game. Even today’s game had difficult moments. I am happy that my guys were patient and played with the energy needed.”

The Tigers came out blazing with five goals on either side of half. It did take them about 20 minutes to sort out the Thunder line, but once the first goal crossed the line, goals two and three weren’t far behind. The Thunder made it interesting when they drew a penalty, which was slotted away to make it 3-1. That would be the closest the score would get as the Tigers ran off two more right before half.

The second half was an onslaught. It was very difficult for the Thunder to get out of their own half. It got worse as the second unit for the Tigers extended the lead and fatigue set in. With five goals already in the half and 10 in the game, the last few minutes was played at a snails pace hoping the time would tick off. In the end, the Tigers secure their second win of the season.

The Tigers will take their 2-1 season mark and return to the pitch on Friday, September 6 at home when they host Sterling College under the lights with the opening pitch set for 8:00 p.m.


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