WBC Eagles comeback falls short against Mid-Continent Cougars

From Williams Baptist College

The Williams Baptist College soccer squad dug itself a hole too deep to overcome in a 4-2 loss to Mid-Continent University Saturday in Mayfield, Ky.

The game was scoreless for the first 35 minutes, despite both teams creating chances, but MCU was able to score three goals in the final 10 minutes of the first half, giving the Cougars a 3-0 lead at the break.

"We felt we played well in the first half, but three mistakes cost us dearly, and credit Mid-Continent as they were able to take advantage of our mistakes," said WBC Head Coach Shane Stolz.

The Cougars would add to their lead early in the second half to make the score 4-0.

Then the Eagles offense woke up and scored two straight goals.  The first one was finished by Victor Vouga after Lucas Braga sent him in on goal.  Following Vouga's tally, Henry Pineda scored his second goal of the season.

Despite more pressure, the Eagles were unable to add another goal and lost the match 4-2.

"I was proud of how hard we fought.  Sometimes the breaks don't fall your way, but we kept fighting and we believe we have a good team and have potential to be successful," added Stolz.

The Eagles will jump back into American Midwest Conference play on Tuesday, October 9, as they travel to Parkville, Mo., to play Park University.  The match will begin at 11 a.m.   WBC's record is 1-8 overall and 1-2 in conference.