Women's Soccer Posts First Shutout Of Season With 6-0 Win Over Garden City

Aroa Nieto
Aroa Nieto was one of two players on Saturday for the Cloud County women to record a hat trick.

CONCORDIA, Kan. – A six goal first half barrage by the Cloud County women's soccer team would be more than enough scoring in a 6-0 shutout win over Garden City Community College at the Cloud County Soccer Field in Concordia, Kansas on Saturday, September 14th.

Cloud remains perfect in the Kansas Jayhawk Community College Conference at 4-0-0 and 6-2-0 overall while the Lady Broncbusters remain winless at 0-7-0 overall and 0-4-0 in the KJCCC.

Getting back on track after a scoreless Wednesday at Pratt, sophomore Izabella Christina would open the scoring with a goal not even three minutes into the game. Just over six minutes later would come Christina's second goal as Franciele Cupertino would lead the Brazilian with a pass into the box to make the score 2-0 and a sign of things to come in the first half. With just under 14 minutes gone, it would be Aroa Nieto getting on the board with her first goal of the game as Gabriela Vargas would collect her only assist of the day.

Nieto would tack on goals in the 28th and 31st minutes as the flood gates would open and the T-Birds putting the game away early which allowed substitutions to keep players fresh on a 90-plus degree day. Christina would then cap off her hat trick with a goal in the 37th minute as Thaina Cavalcante and Cupertino would combine on the assist to put the score at 6-0 at intermission.

In the second half, Cloud County would continue to pressure the Lady Broncbusters as the shots would continue to flow in with eight different players recording at least one shot. With the game in hand, CCCC would be able to control possession and wait for opportunities but be unable to capitalize as the six-goal margin would stand as the final difference.  

It would be the first time this season that CCCC would have two players record a hat trick in the same game as Christina and Nieto would combine for all six T-Bird goals. Cupertino tallied four points on the day with four assists while Cavalcante provided two assists. Splitting time between the pipes for the T-Birds would be Thaynara Soares (62 minutes) and Andrea Pioquinto (28) to combine for the shutout. In the contest, Cloud County would put up 29 shots and earn six corner kicks while not allowing the Lady Broncbusters to break into the 18-yard box.

What's Next?

Cloud County will have a week off in preparation of a trip to Great Bend Kansas to take on Barton Community College at 2 p.m. on Saturday, September 21st. The Cougars are just 3-4 overall but 3-1 in the KJCCC following a 2-0 win over Dodge City on Saturday. BCC is scheduled to play at Pratt Community College on September 18th prior to the game against the T-Birds next weekend.