Haviland, KS – It is evident Barclay College Men’s Soccer is loaded with potential, and clearly experiencing some growing pains as they near the mid-point of their season. Following a three game winning streak, the Bears had lost two in a row, which included a tough loss Friday night to Dallas Christian College (Dallas, TX). On Saturday afternoon they found themselves back on the pitch in attempt to right the ship against MCCC opponent Calvary Bible College (Kansas City, MO).
The Warriors of Calvary Bible College took advantage of their opportunities and struck first in the early moments of the game and then added another goal shortly after to go into halftime with a 2-0 lead. Early in the second, the Bears took another blow by losing Senior defensive leader and captain Sammy Sanders (Haviland, KS) who received his second yellow of the game after a hard tackle. Following the Sanders ejection the Bears played a man down the rest of the half. When things looked bleak, Freshman Kingsley Assibey (Accra, Ghana) out-maneuvered the Warrior defense and scored from close range to narrow the gap to one with ample time remaining in the game. In a matter of seconds, the momentum had shifted, but Calvary Bible College stayed the course and utilized the extra man advantage they had to tack on one more goal to close the game out 3-1.
The Bears (4-4, 1-3) will be back at it Tuesday when they travel to Moore, OK to face Hillsdale Free Will Baptist at 4:00 PM CST. The Bears defeated the Saints earlier in the season 3-1 in Haviland, KS.
Haviland, KS – Bears Soccer was back in action under the lights on the campus of Barclay College. In a game full of many tense, heated moments, the Crusaders of Dallas Christian College (Dallas, TX) came out on top 3-1 in this NCCAA Regional match-up.
Dallas Christian scored two goals in the first thirty minutes of the game to put the Bears back on their heels and then in the closing minutes of the first half, following two red cards, both teams went into the half down a man. Playing ten on ten in the second half, the Bears struck first when Freshman Justin Segura (Chino Hills, CA) connected from twenty yards out to narrow the Crusaders lead to one. However, minutes later, after the Bears narrowly missed several shots, the Crusaders tacked on one more goal to walk away with a 3-1 win.
“I was proud of the guys that finished the game. They played their hearts out,” said Assistant Coach Marc Compton. ”I also think there is a lot to learn from this soccer game and not just about soccer but about life. They need to understand that as Christians we are called to a higher standard regardless if things are fair or not and we need to respond as Jesus would respond.”
The Bears (4-3, 1-2) are next in action Saturday, September 15 against MCCC opponent Calvary Bible College (Kansas City, MO) at 2:00 PM CST.
Haviland, KS – Freshman forward Eduardo Salazar (Huntsville, TX) earned the NCCAA Division II Student-Athlete of the Week for his play from September 3rd through September 9th.
On Tuesday, September 4th Salazar assisted on two goals to help the Bears beat Southwest Region rival Hillsdale Free Will Baptist College (Moore, OK). He followed up that performance with four goals and one assist in a 7-1 win over Emmaus Bible College (Dubuque, IA). Then on Saturday, September 8th, Salazar scored the golden goal in a 2-1 overtime victory against Faith Baptist Bible College (Ankeny, IA).
Haviland, KS – The Crusaders of Manhattan Christian College (Manhattan, KS) lived up to their NCCAA Division II #3 ranking on Tuesday. The MCCC match was not played in ideal weather conditions, but definitely not unusual for southwest Kansas. Even with the extremely windy conditions, gusts as high as 40 miles per hour, the Crusaders won 6-0.
Within in the first ten minutes of the game, the Crusaders scored on a header and never looked back. With a stingy Manhattan defense limiting the Barclay offensive attack, they built a 3-0 halftime lead. Even though Freshman forward Eduardo Salazar (Huntsville, TX) was able to find the back of the net five times last week and assist on an additional three goals, the Crusader defense was swarming and kept him under wraps for most of the game. The 6-0 defeat ended the Bears three game winning streak and dropped them to 4-2 overall and 1-2 in MCCC play.
Bears Soccer will be back at it in Haviland under the lights this coming Friday, September 14th at 7:00 PM CST against Dallas Christian College (Dallas, TX) and then again on Saturday, September 15th at home against Calvary Bible College (Kansas City, MO) at 2:00 PM.
Haviland, KS – Come out and cheer on your Barclay Bears Soccer team Friday, September 14th vs. Dallas Christian College. This NCCAA Southwestern Region game has been moved from 4:00 PM CST to 7:00 PM for an eventful “under the lights” match.
In addition, the Men’s Soccer game scheduled on Friday, Oct. 12th against Central Christian College of the Bible (Moberly, MO) has been moved from 4:00 PM CST to 7:00 PM.
Kansas City, MO/Ankeny, IA – Coming off a monumental win over Hillsdale Free Will Baptist earlier in the week, the BC Bears Soccer team rode that momentum to two more victories this weekend.
The Bears opened up Friday on a rainy day in Kansas City against Emmaus Bible College (Dubuque, IA). BC struck first when Senior Joshua Sanchez (Magee, MS) assisted Freshman Eduardo Salazar (Huntsville, TX). Minutes later, Emmaus evened the score but BC went on to score four more goals before the half. The second half saw the Bears tack on three more goals and run away with a 7-1 victory. Salazar finished the game with four goals while Senior Rusty Eadie (Manton, MI), Freshman Justin Segura (Chino Hills, CA), and Freshman Mauro Villanueva (Lyons, KS) were also able to find the back of the net.
With the team beginning to gel, they headed to Faith Baptist Bible College (Ankeny, IA) for their second MCCC game of the season. Assisted by Segura, Salazar had the winning goal in overtime to seal the deal for the Bears. Segura also had a goal in the opening minute of the game.
Defensive specialist Senior Sammy Sanders (Haviland, KS) said, “We found a way to win. We played through some adversity and came together to play as a team.”
Salazar and Segura lead the Bears on the season with seven and four goals respectively.
The Bears (4-1, 1-1) will be back on the pitch this coming Tuesday, September 11th against MCCC favorite Manhattan Christian College (Manhattan, KS) at 4:00 PM CST.
Haviland, KS – The Bears first ever home soccer game under the lights was a victorious one and in grand fashion. With a boisterous crowd on hand, the Bears led by Sr. Rusty Eadie’s (Manton, MI) two goals overcame an early deficit and dispatched the Saints of Hillsdale Freewill Baptist College 3-1.
“That was one of the best crowds we’ve ever had,” exclaimed Eadie. “It was a blast.”
Even though the Saints were the first on the scoreboard off a deflection, the Bears kept their poise. They evened the score moments later when Fr. Justin Segura (Chino Hills) crossed it in and Eadie placed the ball high into the back of the net with a “SportsCenter Top 10″ worthy header.
With the halftime score knotted up at one apiece, the Bears came out of the half and continued a relentless attack on goal, out shooting the Saints 22-9 on the game. Ten minutes into the second half, Segura sliced to the back post for an easy volley to give the Bears their first lead, and they never looked back. Time and time again goalkeeper Jr. Austin Ogle (Hutchinson, KS) made save after save and then Eadie struck again later in the half to put the game away.
Eadie aslo commented, “I thank God for revealing to us what we are capable of and knowing we can do more. This is something we can build on for the rest of the year.”
The Bears are next in action this weekend in two MCCC games. On Friday September 7th they will travel to Kansas City, MO to play Calvary Bible College at 4:00 PM CST and then to Ankeny, IA for a match against Faith Baptist on Saturday, September 8th at 1:00 PM CST.
Haviland, KS – As the afternoon temperatures reached triple digits, the Barclay College Men’s Soccer team went head to head with MCCC conference foe and NCCAA Southwest Region foe, Ozark Christian (Joplin, MO). It was the Bears first conference game of the season and it couldn’t have come on a hotter day as they fell 3-1.
Even though the Ambassadors of Ozark Christian controlled ball possession in the first half, the Bears had several opportunities to put points on the board but came away empty handed. At the half, the score remained 0-0. Roughly fifteen minutes into the second half, the Ambassadors struck first and then added two more goals before Fr., Justin Segura (Chino Hills, CA) scored on a lazer of a shot from near the 18 yard box in the final 10 minutes of the game.
“It was a hard fought game and we saw a lot of improvement from a lot of guys,” said Assistant Coach Marc Compton. “I truly believe the improvement we saw today will translate into future success.”
The Bears (1-1, 0-1) will be back on the pitch Tuesday, September 4th at 7:00 PM CST against another NCCAA Southwest Region opponent, Hillsdale Freewill Baptist (Moore, OK). The home game will be the Bears first ever under the lights.
Omaha, NE – The Barclay College Men’s Soccer team traveled to Grace University (Omaha, NE) on Tuesday with a new roster and many unknowns but walked away with a 2-1 victory.
The Bears started off the scoring in the first half by a throw-in assist from Freshman Mauro Villanueva (Lions, KS) to Freshman Eduardo Salazar (Huntsville, TX). Later in the half, Freshman Alec Stivender (Huntsville, TX) played a long cross to the feet of Salazar for his second goal of the match and 2-0 halftime lead on the road.
“First college game and scoring two goals. It felt great,” exclaimed Salazar.
On the defensive side, All-American goalie Junior Austin Ogle (Hutchinson, KS) put in yet another stellar performance with 17 saves.
Second year Head Coach Kevin Lee added, “We feel glad to have our first game and win in the books. Grace is a solid team and so we are glad to have passed this first test. We were pleased by the effort and contributions from the entire team.”
The Bears (1-0, 0-0) home opener happens to be the first MCCC conference match. The game is scheduled for Saturday, September 1st at 2:00 PM CST against Ozark Christian.
Wichita, Kansas native Sam Thompson will be transfering to Barclay College this Fall to play soccer for the Bears in 2012.
Thompson played for NAIA Southwestern College in Winfield, KS as a Freshman during the 2011 season and has opted to continue his education and athletic career at Barclay College.
“Sam is a true soccer fan and student of the game. His speed, solid technique, and scrappy style of play will be a huge asset for us,” said Head Coach Kevin Lee. “When he came to try-out he seemed to mesh well with the team and believe he is one of the missing pieces of the puzzle for a championship caliber season. We are excited to have him join our program.”
Sam is the son of Robert and Paulette Thompson.