The Southwestern College men’s soccer team remains in position for a KCAC Tournament berth despite Monday night’s 2-1 loss to York at Richard L. Jantz Stadium in a game rescheduled from late September.
The loss prevented the Builders (10-7, 6-5 KCAC) from clinching a playoff berth.
The Panthers (12-6, 8-4) jumped out to a 1-0 lead 14 1/2 minutes into the game on a goal by Jorge Alencar.
York made it 2-0 just 90 seconds later when Jorge Keller found the back of the net.
The Builders put the pressure on in the second half, and continued to take shot after shot, unable to see one fall in.
That changed in the 59th minute when senior Darrell Sitton scored on an assist from sophomore Anthony Gross.
Southwestern continued to post multiple scoring threats the rest of the outing, but failed to get the equalizing goal.
The Builders were without their top two goal scorers in Ram Keller and Francis Watson, who both sat out due to red cards in their last game.
Senior Matt Temple recorded seven saves in goal.
With the loss, the Moundbuilders move to 10-7 on the season and are now 6-5 in KCAC play. The team can clinch a spot in the postseason conference tournament in a multitude of ways on Tuesday, starting with a win or draw against the Friends Falcons. Should Southwestern fall to the Falcons, a loss by Bethel or a win by Sterling would clinch a spot for the Moundbuilders. Start time against Friends is scheduled for 8:00pm from Wichita.
Warriors 2, Builders 1
STERLING — The Builders also lost 2-1 on Saturday afternoon at Sterling.
The Builders took a 1-0 lead after a scoreless first half when sophomore Rosendo Martinez scored on a feed from Jacob Rangel in the 46th minute.
The Warriors (10-7, 6-5) scored the equalizer in the 67th minute by Keegan Witbool. They took the lead just two minutes later on a score by Rafael Alcolea.