T-Birds end season with 3-2 win
Cloud County capped off its season with a 3-2 home win over Northwest Kansas Technical College in men’s soccer action on Thursday.
The Thunderbirds, the defending NJCAA champions, will not advance to the Region 6 playoffs.
Cloud County had to forfeit 10 wins, and finished 3-7 and tied for seventh in the region.
The T-Birds were 5-15 overall.
Northwest Tech, 4-6, jumped out to a 2-0 lead in the match.
Oscar Montoya scored for the Mavericks in the 13th minute.
A second goal by Montoya in the 20th minute made it 2-0.
Chris Lavery scored for Cloud County, off an assist from Adam Halliday, in the 32nd minute.
The T-Birds pulled even at 2-2 when Andy Powers scored 19 minutes into the second half. Eddy Milien got the assist.
Lavery tacked on a second goal just a minute later to put Cloud County up 3-2.
The T-Birds shut out the Mavericks the rest of the way.
Northwest Tech had 13 shots on goal to seven for Cloud County.
Northwest Tech 5,
Cloud County 1
The Cloud County women dropped their final match of the season to Northwest Tech, 5-1.
Tania Portillo scored just five minutes in, to give the Mavericks a 1-0 lead.
Cloud County tied it up at 1-1 on a goal by Brandi Jones in the 11th minute.
Less than a minute later, Portillo knocked in her second goal.
Brenna Schulz scored consecutive goals, and Northwest Tech led 4-1 at halftime.
Daisy Rosales scored for the Mavericks in the second half.
Cloud County finished up the regular season at 9-11.
Northwest Tech is 5-4-1.
The T-Birds will play at Hutchinson in the opening round of the Region 6 playoffs on Monday.
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