The Warriors scored a handful of second-half goals as the team shutout Central Christian College 6-0 on Tuesday afternoon in Kansas City, MO. With the win, the Warriors improve to 3-3-0 on the season.
“I was proud of the guys and the way they created energy in the second half,” Warrior Head Coach Jayke Maples said. “We played pretty well today. Offensively we did a good job of playing off of each other. Defensively we organized well and did a good job of supporting and covering for each other.”
In the opening minutes, the Warriors came out strong with good possession as the team was able to move the ball into the attacking third and create scoring chances on frame. The Warriors were able to get on the board first as Jeovanny Castillo dished the ball to Cobi Keel who tucked in a beautiful goal into the corner of the net 28 yards out to give the Warriors a 1-0 lead.
As the half wore on, the Warriors continued to create chances as they used good combinations for shots on goal. Castillo found the ball from Bayron Mendez and was able to sneak through and get his first goal of the game. The defense continued to do a good job of stopping the attack from CCCB. Despite controlling possession throughout the half and having several additional chances to score, the halftime buzzer sounded giving the Warriors a 2-0 lead at the break.
In the second half, the Warriors came out with high energy looking to finish their scoring opportunities. Clay Williams tucked a ball into the back of the net after a beautiful assist from Castillo for goal #3. It didn’t take long to get #4 as Castillo found Sam Cocha for his first goal of the season.
Just minutes later, Castillo scored goal #5 off a rebounded shot from Seth Mccubbin. Despite their lead, the Warriors continued to relentlessly pressure the net as they continued to create scoring chances while limiting the Saints’ opportunities to score.
With just minutes to play, the Warriors added to their lead as Castillo scored an unassisted goal to secure his first career hat trick for CU.
Jeovanny Castillo led the Warriors with three goals on the afternoon. Next up, the Warriors will be on the road Friday night as they face Barclay College in Haviland, KS.
The Warrior volleyball team looked poised to win their 5th match of the season as they took a 2-1 lead over Baptist Bible College Monday night. The Patriots had other plans as the team stormed back to tie the Warriors two games apiece and to take the match to a decisive set five to decide the outcome.
“Credit to BBC as they battled back after dropping two sets and played outstanding defense,” Warrior Head Coach Josh Johnson said. “It took everything we could do tonight to come away with a win in the final set. Hopefully, we learned some important lessons from this night as we continue our season of play.”
In the opening set, BBC came out with momentum. Calvary was struggling to get their blocks closed, they were struggling with communication, as well as serve percentage. Both teams remained even throughout the set but eventually, BBC pulled out the set.
In the second set, the Warriors started to find their rhythm. CU’s front line started to get their big swings going and BBC defensively struggled to control the athletic front line from Calvary. CU was still making too many unforced errors, but the rhythm was coming.
In set three everything came together. The serving was good, and CU started out strong and never looked back. Calvary rolled through the set with few problems. Set four started out tough again for the Warriors. The coaching staff tried to change a few lineup options and things didn’t work easily with the change. The team started righting the ship as set four was halfway done but didn’t have enough time to finish the comeback.
With a win in sight, the Warriors came out strong with a great serving run early to take the lead in the final set. Leah Grady and Hannah Davidson added kills, but the Patriots continued to chip away at the Warrior lead. Near the midway point of the set, the Warriors were confident and were swinging with purpose every time they touched the ball. The crowd got into it as they were yelling encouragement for the end of the battle to come. Brianna Hanson closed out the night by putting down a block to score point 25. The Warriors won the match 3-2.
The Warrior men’s soccer team improved to 2-1 in conference play on Saturday afternoon as the team scored a pair of goals in the second half to tie the game. They went on to get the golden goal about five minutes into OT to defeat Emmaus Bible College 3-2 in Ankeny, IA. With the win, the Warriors have now won two in a row.
“This was a good game to test our resolve and focus,” Warrior Head Coach Jayke Maples said. “We left campus very early this morning, but I was proud of the way the team traveled and prepared to play. Emmaus played well defensively, and we found it difficult to find goals. Our ball movement improved in the second half, and the game opened up for us.”
In the opening minutes, the Warriors possessed the ball ok, but they were challenged. It was a great test for the Warrior midfield as the CU offense was forced wider and they experienced a lot of ball pressure. CU had to make some adjustments to the great defense EBC was playing. The adjustments helped offensively as several players each had chances on frame early on, but the Emmaus defense held strong. The Warriors were able to keep the Eagle’s offense at bay and kept pressuring the EBC net with shots. Still, the team couldn’t find the back of the net as the first half ended as it began tied 0-0.
In the second half, the Warriors and Eagles came out looking for the game’s first goal. Less than eight minutes into the half, the Eagles finally broke through and scored to put EBC up 1-0. The Eagles tried to come right back for more, but the Warriors did a good job of consistently dispossessing the Eagles and turning possessions into quick counterattacks to look for the tie.
Twelve minutes into the second half Jeovany Castillo flipped the ball into space to Cobi Keel that allowed Keel to score a nice goal to tie the game 1-1. After Emmaus went up 1-2, Kobe Borden was able to score CU’s second goal off a penalty kick as the second half was in the closing minutes.
As the second-half whistle blew, both teams were struggling with heat cramps and CU started the OT period looking for the golden goal. With five minutes remaining in the first OT, Keel found a breakaway that led to a disappointing tackle, and then a corner kick. Keel executed a terrific corner kick to Castillo who rifled a shot past the goalie for the win.
Next up, the Warriors will be at home again on Tuesday afternoon as they face Kansas Christian College at home.
Another win is in the books as The Warriors defeated rival Barclay College 3-1 on Friday afternoon. The Warriors gave the fans their money’s worth today. The Pyramid was full of fans that were wanting to be there to support their Lady Warriors.
The first set didn’t fare so well for the Warriors. Calvary struggled with a few of their serves and started out with multiple errors in the net or out of bounds. Still, the Warriors had the lead or remained within striking distance throughout. In the end, the Warriors couldn’t overcome the Bear’s momentum at the end of the set losing 27-25 going down 0-1 in the match.
In the second set, the Warriors started with the service and gained momentum with some big swings from Leah Grady. Hannah Davidson and Haley Arneson both helped Grady control the front line. An uncontested kill from Grady set the Warriors on fire. The Warriors continued their run before forcing Barclay to call a timeout. The timeout couldn’t slow CU as they were in a huge battle that eventually led to a thrilling Calvary win.
The third set was another tough one as points went back and forth. Hannah Davidson and Leah Grady kept the Warriors in the lead with powerful kills as CU held the upper hand in a tight set. Serving was a big boost in this set with Haley Arneson causing three important out-of-system passes during important times to preserve momentum. The Warriors got a huge win off of great attacks and aggressive serving.
The Warriors came out fighting in the fourth set as they built a large lead. Lindee Wentworth started CU off strong in serving. Grady, Davidson, and Arneson did a great job on the attack in the final set. The Warriors went on to win the set easily for a 3-1 victory.
Belton, MO – Despite a strong first-time performance for the 2021 Warriors, the Ozark Christian Ambassadors still managed to come out on top. Ozark secured a dramatic score during overtime to get the golden goal that gave them the game. Jeovany Castillo found Bayron Mendez for his first collegiate goal to put Calvary on the board. This goal gave the team some much needed momentum after Ozark had taken an early 0-1 lead. There were many shots on goal that did not find the back of the net and the teams went into the half tied at 1-1. Early in the second half, Cobi Keel received the ball outside the 18 yard box, and found the back of the net on the far post for Calvary to go up 2-1. Keel secured his brace when Kobe Borden found Keel on the outside as he went one on one with the keeper to score. Ozark scored off a cross as the game was winding down to tie it at 3-3. Ozark scored early in the overtime period to seal the win. The Warriors as already mentioned, performed well as a new team and showed a significant amount of class. They did struggle with impatience when attempting attacks and playing the ball through. The team hopes to improve in this area as they continue to prepare for the rest of the season. The Warrior’s next match will be a home game on September 4 against Barclay College.