DODGE CITY, Kan. - 12 matches into the season and the Cloud County Community College men's soccer has officially seen their first tie of the season following a 0-0 draw at Dodge City Community College at Memorial Stadium in Dodge City, Kansas on Wednesday, October 2nd.
Cloud County remains three games above .500 following the stalemate with a 7-4-1 overall and 4-2-1 mark in the Kansas Jayhawk Community College Conference while the Conquistadors now sit at 5-2-2 overall and 2-2-2 in the KJCCC.
A quick pace and tempo to the contest would set the tone for the game as both teams would look to attack from distance along with any other opportunity that arose to try and break through for an early lead in the first half. Cooler weather would allow for players to stay fresh and limit the need for substitutions in the first half, as shots for both teams would be limited in the opening period to keep things deadlocked at zero.
In the seocnd half, things would continue to play out in similar fashion to the first half as chances would be seen but not capitalized on. With 45 additional minutes played without a goal being scored, things would be sent to a 10 minute overtime period that would also go scoreless to set things up for one final 10 minute golden-goal overtime period. The final 10 minute period would also be played without either team finding the back of the net, leaving both teams to walk away with a 0-0 draw.
The T-Birds would manage to outshoot Dodge City 15-11 in the contest, but would put up just one shot on goal that would be turned away while the Conquistadors would force goallkeeper Norberto Vieira to turn away four shots to preserve the tie in 110 minutes of action. DC3 would hold a 6-3 advantage in corner kicks in the match, but would only be flagged for offsides twice compared to four times for Cloud County. Djougher Oliveira would lead all players in the match with four total shots, while Jelldrik Dallmann would sit one shot back of Oliveira with three total shots.
The next opportunity Cloud County to get into the win column will come on Saturday, October 7th as the T-Birds will host Pratt Community College at 4:30 p.m. at Harold M. Clark Stadium. Cloud County will be going for a season sweep of the Beavers, who are currently 2-8-1 and 0-4-1 in the KJCCC but hold a 1-0 lead over Garden City in a game that is ongoing in Garden City.