CONCORDIA, Kan. – Looking to make a statement in their final match of the week, the Cloud County Community College men’s soccer team would score four goals in both the first and second half of an 8-0 beatdown of visiting Garden City Community College at the Cloud County Soccer Field in Concordia, Kan. on Saturday.
The T-Birds improved to 5-3-0 and 3-1-0 in the Kansas Jayhawk Community College Conference after posting their second shutout of the week while the Broncbusters fell to 2-5-0 overall and 1-2 in the KJCCC.
All four goals of the first half would be spaced out as CCCC would take an early 1-0 lead off a goal from Manuel Marquez in the fourth minute to put GCCC in an early hole. Freshman Jelldrick Dallmann would be sent in a pass into the 18-yard box from Djougher Oliveira in the 16th as the freshman would blast a shot into the back of the net to double the T-Bird lead to 2-0 and put the pressure on Garden City to try and respond in a multiple goal deficit. Getting in on the scoring action in the 26th minute would be Felipe D’Agostini as the lead grew once again before seeing Garden City go a man down due to a red card on a dangerous challenge in the 38th minute. Cloud County would take advantage of the opportunity with a fourth goal just three minutes before halftime with Guilherme Franca capping off a four-goal first half for the T-Birds.
In the second half, CCCC would look to utilize the space that was created by Garden City playing with only 10 men as D’Agostini would take a pass across the field from Heitor Moreira to score his second goal of the day and make it 5-0 T-Birds. Dallmann would add a second and third goal in the 62nd and 69th minutes to secure a hat trick as the goals would come courtesy of assists from Jackson Brown, Shaqon Bryan, and Oliveira. Capping off the scoring would be Oliveira nine minutes later as a foul on the far side of the field would lead to a free kick that the Brazil native would bend in to cap off a four-point performance.
The eight Cloud County goals would come on 24 shots as Oliveira would lead all players with six shots while Dallmann finished with four shots. Corner kicks would lead to numerous opportunities for the T-Birds as 15 total corner kicks would be awarded to CCCC compared to just three for Garden City. Three different goal keepers would see action for Cloud County as Noberto Vieira, Heath Williams, and Igor Silva combined to make two saves and preserve the fourth shutout of the season.
A battle for top spot in the KJCCC West Division will be on the line next Saturday as CCCC will travel to Great Bend, Kansas to take on Barton Community College at 4:30 p.m. The Cougars are currently ranked number 15 in the latest NJCAA Top 20 poll and are 6-0-1 ahead of a Wednesday afternoon game at Pratt Community College following a 2-0 home win over Dodge City on Saturday.