The men's and women's soccer team went on the road on Wednesday to play conference games at Bellevue University. The Tiger women were defeated 3-0 while the Tiger men came away with a 1-1 tie. They played tough, holding a very talented Lady Bruin team to just one goal in the first half. In the second half they continued to fight hard but gave up two more goals. Tiger goal keeper Amanda Curtis was tough in goal facing 30 shot and coming up with 11 saves. Coach Reimer was pleased with the effort of the Lady Tigers saying, "We did a great job keeping Bellevue in front of us and denying the dangerous shot. It was a tough game, made tougher by the wind."
On the men's side, the Tigers and Bruins both scored their goal in the first half and then played 65 more minutes of even soccer. The Tigers struck first in the 38th minute when Ronnie Rocha found the back of the net on a corner kick sent in from Rod Gaffoglio. The Bruins answered backin the 41st minute on a shot from the top of the 18 yard box. Things would remain tied the rest of regulation and two overtime periods. Tiger goal keeper Alex Akrawi had a very big night between the pipes coming up with 9 saves, which included saving a Bruin penalty kick attempt. It was a very physical game resulting in 9 yellow cards and 1 red card between the two teams. Bellevue received 7 yellows and a red, and the Tigers had 2 yellows. Head Coach Cole Ouren commented, "We were very proud of our discipline and composure throughout the 90 minutes. Despite having a strong wind in our face the first half we still managed to find some quality opportunities. As the game wore on we had chances to win the game but came up unlucky. More than anything we are proud of the class we displayed."
The Tiger women are now 2-14 on the season. They are back in action next Tuesday at home against a tough Mid-America Nazarene side. The men are now 9-6-1 on the season. They will be back on the pitch Saturday at home against Central Christian College of the Bible. Kickoff is slated for 4:00 pm.