ACC falls in hard-fought tilt

Allen Community College's women played evenly with one of the top NJCAA Division I squads for most of the game Tuesday, but a goal with 5 minutes remaining spelled doom in a 2-1 defeat. Still, the Red Revils are optimistic the team is ready for conference and Region VI play to begin next week.


September 8, 2021 - 10:11 AM

Allen Community College's Maci Beachler, left, possesses the ball in a match earlier this season. Photo by Richard Luken / Iola Register

A goal coming off a corner kick with 5 minutes remaining spelled doom for Allen Community College’s women, who dropped a 2-1 decision to Northern Oklahoma-Tonkawa Tuesday afternoon.

The match was the third this season for the Red Devils (5-2) against NJCAA-I competition this season.

Make that nationally ranked NOK-Tonkawa, a squad that already defeated Jayhawk Conference power Butler County earlier this season.

“We had trouble finishing,” Red Devil head coach Jeremy McGinnis said. “Still, it’s not a bad result, considering the level they play.”

NOK-Tonkawa is ranked 19th among NJCAA-I squads.

The Red Devils, who are ranked 10th in NJCAA-II, battled to a 1-1 draw after the first half, with Autumn Wyatt scoring from about 25 yards out for ACC.

McGinnis said the result should leave Allen “battle tested” as they gear up for conference and Region VI play, which starts Sept. 15 at home against Highland.