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McPhersonSentinel - McPherson, KS
  • USAO beats both Bulldog teams 4-1

  • McPherson College’s men’s and women’s soccer teams both had bad luck Saturday against the University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma, with both teams falling by identical scores of 4-1.
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  • McPherson College’s men’s and women’s soccer teams both had bad luck Saturday against the University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma, with both teams falling by identical scores of 4-1.
    Miscues and missed chances led to the 4-1 defeat of Mac College by No. 18 USAO.
    The loss moves Mac to 2-3 for the year with three more non-conference matches left to play before KCAC play picks up.
    "Against a National ranked side, you can't help them win the game," men’s coach Doug Quint said. "Today USAO punished us on our mistakes and we didn't take advantage of theirs."
    The contest started off rough for MC as they allowed a goal in the initial five minutes.
    With the half winding down, forward Johnny Nuthall  headed in a pass from Nick Torres to equalize things, giving the Bulldogs some momentum heading into the locker room.
    The two sides were at a standstill for nearly half of the second period but then the Drovers took advantage of a couple poor choices by the 'Dogs to score two within as many minutes. Another goal in the final 10 sealed things for Science and Arts.
    McPherson was outshot 30-12 but put nearly half their chances on goal, five, compared to 10 of USAO.  Nuthall had four total shots, three on target but only found the back of the net the one time.
    Keeper Taylor Parrott  allowed four goals while making six saves in the loss.
    One bad half led to a 4-1 loss for the Lady Bulldogs as USAO triumphed against Mac on Saturday. MC moves to 1-3-1 on the year
    "We had some breakdowns in our defensive third and gave up 3 quick goals in a 20 minute time span in the first half," women’s coach Robert Talley said. " I told the team when we got back that we need to take this game as a learning lesson and grow from it quickly. Our next match needs to be a lot better on both sides of the ball."
    One player and 23 minutes of play brought the downfall of McPherson as Linda Addo scored three times in the game's first 25.  
    For the final 65 minutes, Mac split scores with USAO as each squad put one past the keeper.
    The final goal came from the foot of senior defender Samantha Peterson  in the 85th minute on a breakaway.
    Mac College put the ball towards the goal 19 times, finding either the back of the net or the goalkeeper for 11 of those opportunities.  The Lady Dovers posted 27 shots, 12 were on target.
    Freshman goalie Caitlyn Blagrave talled eight saves while surrendering four goals for McPherson.
    Page 2 of 2 - Both Bulldog teams are back in action Wednesday, as Baker University comes to town. The men’s tilt begins at 4:30 p.m. on the grass field. The women’s game is at 7 p.m.
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