CONCORDIA, Kan. – Pouring it on in the second half, the Cloud County Community College men's soccer team would continue their recent offensive power by scoring eight goals in an 8-0 shutout of Hesston College at Harold M. Clark Stadium in Concordia, Kansas on Saturday, September 28th.
Now 7-4 overall, Cloud County improved to 4-2 in Kansas Jayhawk Community College Conference play with the victory while the Larks fell to 4-6 overall and 1-5 in KJCCC play.
Being forced to adjust to the wet and cooler than normal conditions in the early portions of the game, Cloud County would see Hesston put up the first couple of shots in the match before being able to take over possession and start to put up shots of their own .The T-Bird barrage of 21 first half shots would eventually start to wear down the Lark back line as Jelldrik Dallmann would get a pass into the 18-yard box from Felipe D'Agostini and make the most of a one-on-one situation to put Cloud County on the board. Seven minutes later, a foul just outside of the right side of the box would see Djougher Oliveira called on to take the free kick and send a rocket into the far side of the net and make the score 2-0 with 10:25 remaining in the first half. D'Agostini would wind up on the receiving end of a pass from Oliveira 2:59 later as the Porto Alegre, Brazil native would put Cloud County up 3-0 going into halftime.
Things would take on a similar feel to the start of the second half as Hesston would manage to fend off the T-Birds in the opening 15 minutes of the second half until D'Agostini would take a long pass from Oliveira over the back line of defenders and run down the ball to beat the goalie and score his second goal of the game. Oliveira would then make things 5-0 with 27 minutes left in the game as Cloud County would tack on goals by Yannick Landwehr, Wayne Roman, and Shaqon Bryan to finish off their eight-goal shutout.
34 total shots would be taken by Cloud County in the contest as the T-Birds would hold a 34-9 in the contest while also earning 13 corner kicks compared to four for the Larks. An aggressive style of play by CCCC would also be seen by the T-Birds being called for offsides seven times in the contest as the slick playing surface would make for numerous opportunities for long passes to be played in.
Cloud County is on the road for two of their next three matches, which begins on Wednesday, October 2nd when the T-Birds travel to Dodge City, Kansas to take on Dodge City in KJCCC action at 3:30 p.m. The Conquistadors stunned CCCC earlier this season at home to hand Cloud County their only home loss this season.