T-Bird win sets up showdown with Barton County
Cloud County tuned up for its showdown with Barton County by shutting out Independence Community College 5-0 in a home match on Thursday.
The seventh-ranked Thunderbirds now 14-3 overall, and ninth-ranked Barton County, 11-2-1 overall, are both 8-0 in Jayhawk Conference play and will meet at 4 p.m. Saturday at Great Bend.
“It will determine the Conference championship,” Cloud County coach Steve Ralos said.
Cloud County led Independence, (1-14 overall and 1-9 in the Conference), just 1-0 at halftime.
Freshman Chris Lavery scored the first half goal for the T-Birds.
Lavery added a second goal in the second half to give Cloud County a 2-0 advantage.
A goal by sophomore Jake Currie extended the T-Birds’ lead to 3-0.
Lavery would score two more goals in the match to give Cloud County the 5-0 win.
“They were a very, very poor team and we didn’t execute things the way I wanted them to be executed to get ready for this weekend, and the postseason,” Ralos said.
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The Cloud County women gave up an early goal, but responded to knock off Independence, 5-1.
Independence scored first in the match.
Cloud County answered with three goals in the first half.
The T-Birds tacked on two more goals in the second half to make it 5-1.
Freshman Georgia Walters scored two goals for the T-Birds.
Beth Millican, Katy Plummer and Chanelle O’Dwyer scored one goal each.
The T-Birds, now 8-8 overall and 6-4 in the Conference, play at Barton County on Saturday.
“We have three Conference games left, and we need to win at least one of those to get sixth in the Conference. They are going to be tough games,” Ralos said.
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