NORTH NEWTON, Kan. – Closing out the 2019 regular-season with the first of two non-conference games in three days, the Cloud County Community College men's soccer team jumped out to a 3-0 lead in the opening 35 minutes of play as part of a 5-0 road win over the Bethel College JV team in North Newton, Kansas on Sunday, October 20th.
The win gives CCCC 11 wins on the year as the T-Birds improved to 11-4-1 overall with one game remaining in regular-season.
Following 10 minutes of scoreless action to open the game, Cloud County would manage to work their way onto the board with a goal from Gabe Porras in the 12th minute that would seem to open the Thresher back line and give the T-Birds more opportunities to follow. Just five minutes later it would be Edson Betim as Jelldrik Dallmann would send in a pass to lead to a second goal and give CCCC a 2-0 lead before the 20-minute mark. Betim would strike once more in the 31st minute to put Cloud County up 3-0 at the break and well on their way to their second victory of the week. Dallmann would get rewarded for an earlier assist in the 62nd minute as Thomas Santos would provide a pass that Dallmann would finish off with his first goal since September 28th. Santos finished off the five-goal victory with a goal just seven minutes later as Keegan Goracke Johnson would add an assist to help CCCC to their fifth five-plus goal victory of the year.
CCCC would dominate in nearly every statistical category of the game as the T-Birds would outshoot the Threshers 34-1 while also claiming all four corner kicks in the contest. Leading the offensive attack was Santos and Dallmann with eight shots each while Nhlakanipho Methula fired off seven shots. Splitting the match in net would be Heath Williams and Igor Silva, as each would play 45 minutes to help Cloud County earn the shutout as Williams earned his second win of the year.
Cloud County will conclude their 2019 regular-season on Tuesday, October 22nd when they travel to Crete, Nebraska to take on the Doane University JV team at 4:30 PM. It will mark the second time that CCCC has taken on the Tigers this season, with the first matchup coming back on September 26th.