Soccer Team

The Barclay College Men’s Soccer team will be joining with the Haviland Friends Church and Siete Ejidos Friends Church in Sinalo, Mexico to provide an outreach ministry in Siete Ejidos and the local areas. The plan is for the team, along with Trent and Christy Jacks, and Chuck Townsend from Haviland Friends Church, to travel to Siete Ejidos over Fall Break, October 13 – 20. The ministry will include relationship building and special events for children and of course soccer games with a couple of local town teams. The “goal” of the trip is to join with the local church as it reaches out to the local community, especially to the men who have thus far not shown a lot of interest in the church. The cost of the trip is roughly $300 per person not including travel visas. We would like to encourage our alumni soccer players and fans to utilize the alumni soccer game event as an opportunity to help send them out as disciples who are making disciples. If you would like to contribute to this, please designate your gift with the title BARCLAY COLLEGE SOCCER MISSIONS TRIP to MEXICO 2013.

On a blistering Saturday afternoon, the Barclay College Bears soccer team began a new season in dominating fashion. The Bears hosted Calvary Bible College (Belton, MO), an MCCC opponent in a non-conference game. Last season the Warriors were able to beat the Bears twice, but not this time.

With a core group of returners, the Bears seemed to be in sync from the beginning, controlling ball possession from beginning to end. At the 28 minute mark, BC went up 1-0 on an own goal from Calvary off a Bears cross and the route was on as the Bears added five more goals before intermission. Freshman Melvin Lara scored from outside the box at the 19 minute mark to make it 2-0 and then Senior David Jaimes craftily lobbed one over the goalie’s head from near the center circle just four minutes later to make it 3-0. In the final ten minutes of the first half, Freshman John “Forrest” Turner punched one in from short range after the CBC keeper misplayed a cross, and then Sophomore Kingsley Assibey and Freshman Eli Dahir both connected on headers to push the score to 6-0.

In the second half, the ball rarely made its way onto the Bears half of the field. Senior Austin Ogle only had three shots on goal as he recorded his first shutout of the year. The Bears connected two more times on beautifully played through balls from the midfield to make the final score 8-0.

BC (1-0, 0-0) is back on the pitch at home Tuesday night at 8:00 PM CST against NCCAA Southwest Region opponent Hillsdale Free Will Baptist (Moore, OK).

Friday evening the Lady Bears played their first match at Hockett Auditorium in Haviland, KS. The Warriors of Calvary Bible College (Belton, MO) were in town as the two opened up MCCC play as well.

In front of a packed crowd, the Bears roared out of the gates to take the first set 25-13. The second set started in same fashion for the Bears as they carried a five point lead late in the set only to see the Warriors climb back and take the set 25-23. Losing the second set in such fashion took the wind right out of their sail, while the Warriors’ momentum helped them withstand a couple rallies from the Bears to win the final two sets 25-16, 25-16.

Statistically, Sophomore RaeLyn Epp led the Bears with ten digs, Junior Morgan Stander had four aces, and Seniors Sarah Sullivan and Hannah Williams combined for 23 kills.

The Bears (0-2, 0-1) will host Hillsdale Freewill Baptist (Moore, OK) on Tuesday, September 3rd at 6:00PM CST in a NCCAA Southwest Region match.