PLAIN VIEW, Texas — It was a long road trip for Central Christian College’s soccer teams on Saturday and they returned home empty in games with Wayland Baptist, which opened Sooner Athletic Conference play.
• Wayland Baptist women 3, Central 0 — The Tigers are now 3-6 on the season as they continue to have problems on the offensive end.
The victory was the first for the Flying Queens, who had a 10-5 advantage in shots. They took a 2-0 lead into the halftime break.
Keely King and Goldie Bougher shared time in goal for Central.
The Tigers stay on the road Tuesday to take on Southwestern Christian College.
• Wayland Baptist men 2, Central 1 — It had to be an encouraging game for the Tigers even though they came up a goal short.
Wayland Baptist entered the game ranked No. 21 in the country. Down 1-0, Josh Taylor scored his 13th goal of the year for the Tigers to knot the game at 1-all.
The Pioneers scored what proved to be the game-winning goal 5 minutes into the second half.
“It was not a bad result from the guys this afternoon,” said Central coach Aaron Hoxie, whose team is 7-2 overall and had a seven-match winning streak scissored. “We had our own agenda for today's game, which differed from WBU, and we accomplished what we set out to do. In the meantime, we figured out that we can compete with a top-caliber team. The game went about as I suspected and sort of planned on. There were no surprises. One of the things we've got to learn for the next game is how to pay attention for all 90 minutes. Both of their goals game as a result of not being mentally there, in my opinion."
Central goes to Southwestern Christian on Tuesday in Bethany, Okla.