GARDEN CITY, Kan. – 65-plus minutes of scoreless soccer would make way for three goals in the final 21 minutes of action as the Cloud County Community College women's soccer team would earn a 3-0 road decision over Garden City Community College at Broncbuster Stadium in Garden City, Kansas on Wednesday, October 9th.
Cloud County remains unbeaten in Kansas Jayhawk Community College Conference action with the victory and is now 12-2 overall and 10-0 in KJCCC play while the Broncbusters fell to 1-13 overall and 1-9 in the KJCCC.
The T-Birds would go scoreless in the first half, but not without putting up opportunity after opportunity as CCCC would let off three shots on goal in the opening 11 minutes and see Aroa Nieto put a shot off the crossbar in the 14th minute as Cloud County would control the tempo early on. Back-to-back shots from Gabriela Vargas just minutes later would continue the onslaught of shots from the T-Birds, but it would be an empty 45 minutes of play as Kaylee Keller would turn away all 15 shots on goal by CCCC in the first half.
Continuing where they ended the first period, Cloud County would continue to find opportunities to put shots on goal to open the second half, but the hope for their first goal of the game would continue to elude them. Finally, at the 69-minute mark, the T-Birds would see Marina Lima break through with a goal to break the scoreless tie as the goal would appear to open things up offensively. Just six minutes later, it would be Izabella Christina adding a goal to put CCCC up 2-0 as one final goal would be tacked on by Franciele Cupertino in the 81st minute to give Cloud County a three-goal victory.
The T-Birds three-goals would come on a season-high 50 shots as Garden City would manage to let off just three total shots in the match. 29 of Cloud County's shots would be on goal, while the T-Birds also earned the only four corner kicks that were taken in the contest. Leading the offensive charge was Cupertino, as the sophomore took a total of 11 shots and scored one goal.
One final regular-season home match awaits the T-Birds, as Cloud County will host Barton Community College for a 2 p.m. contest on Wednesday, October 16th. CCCC will look to remain unbeaten at home this year as a win will clinch at least a share of the regular-season KJCCC West Division Title for the T-Birds.