GARDEN CITY, Kan. – A goal by Djougher Oliveira in the 102nd minute of play would lift the Cloud County Community College men's soccer team to a 2-1 victory over host Garden City Community College in Kansas Jayhawk Community College Conference action at Broncbuster Stadium in Garden City, Kansas on Wednesday, October 9th.
The three crucial points come as Cloud County improves to 9-4-1 overall and 6-2-1 in the KJCCC while the Broncbusters fall to 5-8 overall and 3-5 in the KJCCC.
Being put on the defensive side of things to start the game, CCCC would have to fend off three shots from Garden City in the first 16 minutes of action before being able to put up a shot of their own that would wind up going over the crossbar. In what would be their best two chances in the first half, the T-Birds would see shots from Yannick Landwehr and Oliveira turned away by Broncbuster goalie Gabriel Melo as the rest of the first half would play to a scoreless 0-0 game.
Garden City would once again come out with an offensive pursuit in the second half, but it would be Cloud County that would quickly take over possession and start to put more pressure on the back line of GCCC. Three straight corner kicks in the span of three minutes however would prove to be what Garden City would need to break the deadlock as a goal would be found at the 66:10 mark to give the Broncbusters a 1-0 lead. Just moments later however, it would be Heitor Moreira who would find the back of the net for Cloud County as the freshman would net his fourth goal of the season to tie things back up at 1-1.
The majority of the remaining opportunities in regulation would be had by the T-Birds, but CCCC would come up empty as things would go to overtime for just the second time all-year for Cloud County. In the first extra session, each team would manage to put up one shot on goal, but both Melo and T-Bird goalkeeper Norberto Vieira would stand strong and keep the game knotted at 1-1 and force a second overtime period. Little time would go by in the second overtime before Oliveira would get his opportunity, scoring in the 102nd minute to end things on a happy note for the T-Birds.
14 of Cloud County's 21 shots would come in the second half, as CCCC would outshoot the Broncbusters 21-9 in the contest and 2-1 in the overtime periods. A game-high three shots on goal would come from Felipe D'Agostini, while Moreira would lead all players with six shots in the contest with two shots coming on goal. Vieira would see his shutout streak come to an end, but turn away two shots in the match and earn his sixth win of the year.
Cloud County will get a chance to avenge a loss from earlier in the season when they welcome nationally-ranked Barton Community College to Concordia for a 4 p.m. contest on Wednesday, October 16th. The Cougars fell to Dodge City for their first loss of the season, surrendering three goals after allowing three all season prior to the match. In their lone matchup earlier this year, Barton defeated Cloud County 1-0 in Great Bend.