There is a lot of CCC athletic action this weekend. The Tiger volleyball team has their last home games of the season tonight and tomorrow, and the men's and women's soccer teams wrap up their regular season play on the road. For the women's soccer team it will be their final games of the season. The men have qualified for the NCCAA Central Region Tournament to be held in November, and are still have a chance to qualify for the MCAC conference tournament.
The CCC Volleyball team is hosting a pair of conference games tonight and tomorrow afternoon. Tonight the Waldorf Vikings make their first trip to Central. The Vikings are new to the MCAC this year and hail from Forest City, Iowa just a stones' throw from the Minnesota boarder. The Vikings are currently 3rd in the MCAC race with a 19-17 overall record and an 8-2 conference mark. Their only two conference losses are to the top two teams in the MCAC Bellevue, and College of the Ozarks. The Tigers have had a week off, not playing since last weekend in the Haskell University quad. Everyone should be back in the lineup for tonight's 7:00 matchup.
On Saturday afternoon at 1:00 pm, the Tigers will host the College of St. Mary Flames. The Flames, an all-women's Catholic college out of Omaha, Nebraska, currently sit 4th in the MCAC standings. They have a sub .500 record at 14-18, but are 7-4 in conference play. The Tigers and Flames met in Omaha last month with the Flames winning that match 25-13, 25-12, 25-10.
We will be streaming the games live at http://www.ccctigers.com/.
The men's and women's soccer teams left this afternoon for Forest City, Iowa 10 hours north of McPherson. The Tigers will be playing Waldorf College tomorrow afternoon in their final conference games of the year.
The Tiger women are currently 2-14 on the season and will match up with the 3-10-3 Vikings. They are 2-4 in conference play defeating York College 1-0, and Central Baptist 2-0. CCC lost to both York and CBC but played them extremely tough so in theory it should be a very competitive game. The Tigers will need to shake off the travel and play sharp. If they can do that, Saturday's game is very winnable.
The CCC men are still in the hunt for a MCAC tournament berth. The Tigers are 1-3-1 in conference play and need a win on Saturday over Waldorf and they will be in. The Tigers are coming off of back to back to back over time games in which they won, tied, and lost. The Vikings are 5-12 on the season and 1-4 in the MCAC. Their lone conference win came at the expense of York College 2-1. After so many overtime games late in the season, it will be interesting to see what the Tigers have in the tank. They have great senior leadership, and they know what is at stake, it should be a very good game.
The women kickoff at 5:00 and the men follow at 7:30