PRATT, Kansas — Cloud County Community College forward Luiz Garcia continued his sensational sophomore season on Monday, scoring a pair of goals to help lift the No. 11 ranked T-Birds to their seventh straight victory following a 4-2 road win over Pratt Community College.
Garcia's two goals — each on penalty kick opportunities — gives him a team-best eight goals on the season and at least one score in each of the seven games he has played in thus far this season.
Smith got the scoring started at the 19:36 mark of the first half, taking advantage of a loose ball around the Pratt net.
Garcia then added his first goal of the game with 2:27 remaining in the half to up Cloud County's advantage to 2-0 at the break.
The Beavers (0-6-3 overall, 0-3-2 KJCCC) didn't go away quietly, though, as they rallied for two second-half goals to tie the score at 2-2 with 22 minutes remaining.
Santos would halt Pratt's momentum five minutes later, scoring what proved to be the game-winning goal off a set-up from freshman defenseman, Feliphe Pasetto.
Garcia would ice the game 10 minutes later on his second penalty kick goal to give Cloud County a 4-2 lead with 6:36 remaining.
"The men played a great first half, but got too comfortable in the second half," said Cloud County head coach, James Ross.
The T-Birds will look to build off Monday's performance when they continue their mini two-game road swing against Dodge City Community College. Start times have been pushed up three hours due to expected evening thunderstorms in the area. Action will get underway at 2 p.m. with the women's game. The men's game will follow at 4 p.m.