Christina hat trick leads No. 14 Cloud County to 5-2 win over Garden City

Cloud County freshman Izabella Christina scored a hat trick in Saturday's road win over Garden City
Cloud County freshman Izabella Christina scored a hat trick in Saturday's road win over Garden City

GARDEN CITY, Kansas — The No. 14 ranked Cloud County Community College women's soccer team stayed unbeaten on the season with a 5-2 road win over Garden City Community College.

Freshman forward Izabella Christina, the reigning KJCCC Player of the Week, made a case to win the award again after scoring her first career hat trick to lead the way for the T-Birds (6-0 overall, 4-0 KJCCC West). Christina now has a team-leading 10 goals on the season.

Cloud County also received goals from freshman Fernanda Peinado, giving her seven goals in her last four games, and sophomore defenseman Ingrid Castro netted her second goal of the season.

Freshman midfielder Franciele Cupertino dished out three assists in Saturday's win, as well.

As a team, Cloud County produced 24 shots on the evening to cruise to a fourth consecutive conference victory, and the first win for head coach Charles Long against a Broncbuster (1-4 overall, 1-2 KJCCC) program he coached from 2014-2016.

The T-Birds will be back in action Wednesday as they continue a mini two-game road trip out in Goodland against Northwest Kansas Technical College. Game time is scheduled for 1 p.m. Mountain Time.