The CCC Tiger men would like to forget the first half of their game with Oklahoma Christian on Saturday evening.
Things started poorly for the Tigers, giving up a goal in the second minute of the game, and they got worse from there.
The Tiger goal keeper, Alex Akrawi, was under siege for most of the first 45 minutes. When the first half came to a close, the Eagles had added three more goals to take a 4-0 lead into the break.
In the second half, the Tigers made some adjustments and they came out with a little more fire.
They were a little more sharp on the offensive side of the ball, generating several shot attempts and putting pressure on the Eagle defense.
Defensively the Tigers plugged some holes and held the Eagles to two goals. Akrawi faced 13 shots on goal and came away with 6 saves.
Offensively, the Tigers managed 9 shots, but only 3 of them on goal.
It was a tough loss for the young Tigers, dropping their 2013 record to 1-3 on the season. Coach Hoxie reflected on his team's effort saying, "This was a great lesson for us in soccer. They exposed our flaws and showed us where we need to improve. We were over matched." Despite the loss, it was a great night. The Tigers celebrated 50 years of soccer with numerous alumni in attendance for the festivities. They also celebrated the naming of the soccer press box. The press box will now be called the "Keith Ivers Family Press Box" in honor of Keith Ivers, the Tigers first soccer coach back in 1964.