CONCORDIA, Kan. – Posting their third straight shutout, the Cloud County Community College men's soccer team would pick up a 4-0 win over Pratt Community College at Harold M. Clark Stadium in Concordia, Kansas on Saturday, October 5th.
Moving one step closer to securing a home playoff game, the T-Birds are now 8-4-1 overall and 5-2-1 in the Kansas Jayhawk Community College Conference and not allowed a goal over their last 300-plus minutes of action. Pratt falls to 3-9-1 overall and 1-5-1 in the KJCCC.
It wouldn't take long for Cloud County to get on the scoreboard as Djougher Oliveira would take a pass from Lucas Lyra and dribble across the box and around the Beaver goalkeeper to score 3:10 into the game. Following the goal, both teams would settle in and try to work possession up and down the field as limited opportunities would keep things at 1-0 for a majority of the first half. Momentum would swing completely in the direction of Cloud County in the 42nd minute as Lyra would take a pass across the goal line from Felipe D'Agostini to the far side of the field and score his second goal of the season to put the T-Birds up 2-0 at halftime.
Oliveira would find the back of the net for the second time in the game in the 56th minute off a pass from Jelldrik Dallmann to put the game away as the T-Birds would be in full control heading into the final 35 minutes of action. Capping off the scoring for CCCC would be D'Agostini with just over 27 minutes left in the game as a two-on-two situation would present itself with Dallmann that allowed D'Agostini to send a shot into the back of the net.
A total of 22 shots would be taken by Cloud County in the game (11 in each half) as the T-Birds would outshoot the Beavers by a 22-11 margin. Pratt would manage to earn five corner kicks in the contest compared to just three for Cloud County, but it would be the T-Birds who would put up eight shots on goal compared to just five for the Beavers. The shutout would be a combined performance for CCCC, as Norberto Vieira would make four saves in 71 minutes of action while Igor Silva would turn away one shot while closing out the final 19 minutes of action.
One final regular-season conference road trip remains for Cloud County as the T-Birds will travel to Garden City to take on the Broncbusters at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, October 9th. The game will feature two of the top three teams in the KJCCC West Division as a win for the T-Birds would secure a home playoff game in the Region VI Playoffs. In their lone matchup earlier this season, Cloud County blitzed Garden City early and often as part of an 8-0 shutout victory.