Tiger kickers sweep Dakota Wesleyan

By Steve Sell
September 09, 2017

MITCHELL, S.D. — It was a great day to be a Central Christian College soccer fan.

The Tiger teams went on the road for a sweep of Dakota Wesleyan.

• Central men 3, Dakota Wesleyan 1 — The Tigers improved their record to 3-1 with the impressive triumph.

Joshua Taylor stayed on his Tiger tear with two goals, giving him nine on the season. Lorenzo Davalos had the other score. Assists went to Facundo Ladetto Russo, Matias Nunez and Jayke Maples.

Brian Silva had 7 saves in goal to pick up his first win of the season.

“Tough first 25 minutes for the team,” Central coach Aaron Hoxie said. “We really struggled to keep ourselves composed on the ball and we were making several poor decisions once we figured out how to trap the thing. Their set up gave us problems, even though we knew their set up from the beginning, but I was too stubborn to change, wanting to dictate the play. After 25 minutes, I was over it, made the necessary changes, and at that point, it was only a matter of time. In the second half, our work rate increased, our speed of play improved and we got some goals to help cool the temperature of the match. I debated on going for more goals, but we shut it down once we got the two-goal cushion.”

Central is playing Mount Marty today.

• Central women 4, Dakota Wesleyan 3 — After three losses in a row, CCC got back into the win column even though Dakota Wesleyan had a whopping 27-8 advantage in shots.

“We continue to improve in areas and today we found our scoring boots," Central coach Scott Fogarty said. "We didn't have a ton of shots, but we returned to our roots where we don't need a lot of shots to bag a couple of goals. All four goals were quality goals as well. Izzy (Sierra) showed great composure and skill to notch both of hers, including a terrific re-direction header. Shannon (Hueseca) got things started off with a rocket from a free-kick. And while it is always great when any player scores, it was great to see Bailey Sonier get her first career goal. But you wouldn't know it was her first goal by the way she calmly slotted the ball home."

Central has little time to rest as it plays Mount Marty today.