Published in the Iola Register on Sep. 23, 2013.

T-Birds halt skid with 2-1 victory

Cloud County snapped a four-game losing streak by slipping past Northwest Technical College 2-1 in a home match on Saturday.
The Thunderbirds opened the season with two straight wins, but then dropped four straight.
“Hopefully it is a positive, and we can come out with another win on Wednesday and then to Coffeyville who is number one in the region,” Cloud County coach Derek Talcott said.
Cloud County hosts Hesston College on Wednesday and travels to Coffeyville on Saturday.
The Thunderbirds (3-4) broke a scoreless tie with Northwest Technical on a goal by Daniel Sanchez, off an assist from Jean Carlo Pinto, in the 39th minute.
Northwest Technical (8-3) tied the match at 1-1 with a penalty kick in the 43rd minute.
Cloud County reclaimed the lead at 2-1 when Alex Staines knocked in a penalty kick in the 74th minute.
The T-Birds shut out Northwest Technical in the second half to secure the win.
Juan Mendoza was in goal for Cloud County, and had eight saves.
Cloud County 7,
Northwest Technical 2
The Cloud County women scored five goals in the second half to pull away to a 7-2 win over Northwest Technical.
The T-Birds led 2-1 at halftime, and punched home five more goals in the second half.
Georgia Walters scored three goals for Cloud County.
Danae Gennette, a freshman from Concordia, scored her first goal of the season for the T-Birds.
Cloud County (2-4) also got goals from Chanelle O’Dwyer, Kylee VanGorder and Sterling Torres.