Jok Arol named to the NJCAA All-Region XVI Second Team
Sophomore Jok Arol was named to the NJCAA All-Region XVI Second Team on Friday, November 1, 2019. Jok played in 13 games, registered five goals and had three assists for the Wolves in 2019. His talent, tenacity and work ethic are key reasons for Jok being awarded the honor, which is voted on by all coaches in NJCAA Region XVI. Congratulations Jok for being named one of the best 22 players in the region!
MCC Wolves finish season with 2-1 loss to Crowder College
The MCC Wolves men's team closed out their season with a 2-1 loss to second seeded Crowder College in the NJCAA Region XVI Quarterfinal game in Monett, Missouri on Saturday, October 26, 2019. The Wolves previously lost to Crowder 2-0 two weeks prior and were anticipating a tough contest. Valentin Mpanga scored the Wolves final goal of the season in the 70th minute of the quarterfinal. It cut the deficit to 2-1; however, MCC was not able to score the equalizer despite several chances in the final minutes. Naguib Nassir registered 11 saves in the contest, coming up with many quality stops for the Wolves.
MCC men tie Park University in high scoring game
MCC finished their regular season with a 4-4 tie against Park University. The Wolves were led by two goals and one assist from Valentin Mpanga, as well as a one goal, one assist game from Zach Cissell. After leading 1-0 in the first half from a Grant McClung goal, the Wolves fell behind 4-2 in the second half. The team did not give up and continued to attack the Park University Pirates. The effort was rewarded in the 75th and 77th minute with goals from Valentin and Zach. Naguib Nassir made five saves for the MCC Wolves, including a last minute one versus one save to preserve the tie.
James Perkins scores two goals to lead MCC to a 4-2 win over Northeastern Oklahoma A&M
James Perkins, a freshman from Lee's Summit West High School, adapted to his new midfield role by scoring two goals for the MCC Wolves men's soccer team. His first goal came in the opening half and was assisted by Grant McClung. Grant also assisted Jesus Pelico for the second MCC goal. With the game tied at 2-2, James scored the third goal for MCC with five minutes left in the contest. He was assisted by Jacob Lammering from a corner kick. With less than a minute left, Valentin Mpanga iced the game with a solo effort. Nabuib Nassir recorded 9 saves for the Wolves.
Wolves drop overtime game to Garden City Community College
Despite having five one versus one opportunities, the MCC Wolves were unable to score against Garden City Community College on Saturday, October 5, 2019. The Garden City goalkeeper came up with big save after big save to deny the Wolves. The game went to overtime, where Garden City won with a sudden death goal in the 98th minute. It was a competitive contest throughout the game. MCC registered nine shots on goal and the MCC goalkeeper, Naguib Nassir, made six saves for the Wolves.