CONCORDIA, Kan. – Making their sixth straight appearance into the NJCAA Region VI Postseason Playoffs, the Cloud County Community College men’s soccer team will take on a familiar postseason foe in Kansas City Kansas Community College at Harold M. Clark Stadium in Concordia, Kansas on Sunday, October 27th.
Kickoff is set for 2 p.m. in what will be the fifth all-time postseason meeting between the two schools according to available historical data. The previous four postseason meetings have been split, with Cloud County winning in 2018 and 2015 while the Blue Devils took wins in 2017 and 2008. Since 2001, the T-Birds hold a 14-5 record over KCKCC, which included a streak of six straight matches from 2009 to 2015.
Cloud County is receiving votes in the latest NJCAA Men’s Soccer top 20 poll, and will enter the contest with a 12-4-1 overall record after finishing second in the Kansas Jayhawk Community College Conference West Division. Kansas City Kansas holds a 7-5-2 overall record this year and finished KJCCC East play with a 6-3-1 mark, with all three conference losses coming to the top two teams from the KJCCC East (Cowley and Johnson County).
The Blue Devils tend to play close games, as just three of their 14 games have been decided by more than one goal (KCKCC is 1-2 in goals decided by more than one goal). Since turning the calendar to the month of October, Kansas City Kansas has lost just once while posting a 3-1-1 record in their final five games.
Winners of five straight matches, Cloud County will look to continue their recent run of success as the T-Birds have not lost since a September 21st defeat to nationally ranked and KJCCC West Division Champion Barton Community College. Two of CCCC’s four losses have come to teams that were ranked at the time of the match, as Cloud County has only allowed a team to score multiple goals twice this year.
A potent offense for the T-Birds has seen Cloud County put up 4.76 goals per contest while allowing just 0.64 goals per game this season while posting 10 shutouts. The offense is led by freshman Jelldrik Dallmann with 17 goals while reigning KJCCC Player of the Week Felipe D’Agostini has 14 goals and eight assists on the season.
The winner of Sunday’s matchup will face off against the winner of Sunday’s Cowley College vs. Garden City matchup which is being played in Arkansas City. Cloud County would need the Broncbusters to pull off an upset if they wanted to potentially host the game on Friday, November 1st as Cowley is the top seed from the East Division and would host if they win.