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McPhersonSentinel - McPherson, KS
  • Bulldog kickers fall to Kansas Wesleyan 4-2 in KCAC semis

  • McPherson College’s men’s soccer team was looking to pull something similar to what the football team had on Saturday.
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  • McPherson College’s men’s soccer team was looking to pull something similar to what the football team had on Saturday. Namely, an upset of top-ranked Kansas Wesleyan University, this time in the KCAC Tournament semifinals and a trip to the NAIA National Tournament hanging in the balance. The Bulldogs put up a fight against the Coyotes Wednesday, trailing only 2-1 after the first period, but couldn’t get the ball into the net when it needed to, as KWU won 4-2. McPherson drew first-blood against the Coyotes, as Oscar Cortez scored off an assist from Brooks Walsh in the game’s 21st minute. Kansas Wesleyan responded with two straight goals, one from Javier Cervantes at the 28:22 mark and then again from Ryan Ingrassia at 33:55. McPherson would add one more goal in the second half, this time from Sebastion Toro at the 64:19 mark. Kansas Wesleyan would also score twice more in the game. Briant Reyes scored on a corner kick at 50:58, while Javier Cervantes picked up his second goal with an empty net kick at 88:33. Fernando Gonzalez had a busy night in goal for McPherson, as the Coytoes kept the pressure on the Bulldog defense. Gonzalez made six saves during the course of the game. Kansas Wesleyan would get better looks at the goal throughout the game, out-shooting McPherson 11-3. The Coyotes will now face Tabor in the finals on Saturday, as the Blue Jays downed Ottawa University 4-1. McPherson falls to 12-6-1 on the year.

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