From Staff Reports
Central Christian College’s soccer teams kept their fans on the edge of their seats here Tuesday night in a twinbill sweep of Manhattan Christian.
It started with the Lady Tigers, who were played to a 0-0 standoff in regulation, as well as the first overtime.
But in the second overtime, top scorer Krystina Powell broke through, as CCC came away with a 1-0 victory, as she scored in the game’s 101st minute.
“We really moved the ball very well tonight and had a good opportunity to work on some details of our attack,” CCC coach Mike Reimer said. “I am just glad we finally finished one for the win.”
CCC dominated the action with a 23-6 advantage in shots, but Manhattan’s Kaitlyn Black was up to the challenge with eight saves.
The victory snapped a five-losing streak for CCC, now 2-12 on the year. The Lady Tigers are home Saturday to take on Central Baptist at 5:30 p.m.
CENTRAL MEN 3, MANHATTAN CHRISTIAN 2 — Talk about crazy endings, the Tigers and Crusaders went into overtime, with the game ending when a Manhattan Christian player inadvertently knocked the ball into the Tiger goal after a scramble in front of the pipes.
“Wow! Tough game. I am very proud of our resilience,” CCC coach Aaron Hoxie said. “We played very well after we went down two and worked very hard for the result.”
CCC spotted the Crusaders a 2-0 lead before starting to claw back. Omar Acosta, off an assist from Luis Barajas, scored the Tigers’ first goal to pull them within 2-1 at the break.
The Tigers kept the pressure on in the second half and finally tied the game on a Barajas goal after a free kick by Kenny Cann.
Central Christian, 8-6-1 on the year, hosts Central Baptist at 8 p.m. Saturday.