Manhattan, KS – Barclay College Soccer headed into the 2012 Midwest Christian College Conference (MCCC) with some momentum after a win and a tie the previous weekend.
On Thursday, October 18th, #4 Bears took on #5 Faith Baptist Bible College (Ankeny, IA) in the first round. Freshman Kingsley Assibey (Accra, Ghana) scored the game’s only goal to advance the Bears to the semi-finals against #1 Manhattan Christian College (Manhattan, KS).
In this semi-final showdown, the Bears once again struck first. Assibey found the back of the net to the give the Bears a 1-0 lead going into the half. In the ladder half of the second half, the Crusaders scored the equalizer and then snuck in the game winner with less than a minute on the clock to beat the Bears 2-1.
Following the disappointing semi-final loss to Manhattan Christian, the Bears fell 2-0 to Calvary Bible College (Kansas City, MO) in the 3rd place game to finish 4th.
The Bears (8-8-1, 3-3) will be at Hillsdale Free Will Baptist (Moore, OK) as the #3 seed in a four team NCCAA Southwest Regional. They will play #2 Ozark Christian College (Joplin, MO) at 1:00 PM CST on Friday, October 26th.