HESSTON, Kansas — The Cloud County Community College women's soccer team, behind a career day from freshman Franciele Cupertino, kicked off the second round of KJCCC West action with a 6-2 road win over the Hesston College on Saturday.
Cupertino led the onslaught with a career-high four goals, tying the midfielder with fellow freshman Izabella Christina, who had three assists on Saturday, for the team lead with 11 on the season.
Cloud County (9-1 overall, 7-1 KJCCC) stormed out to a 5-0 lead over the Larks (0-11 overall, 0-8 KJCCC).
Freshman forward Fernanda Peinado got the scoring started 10 minutes in. Freshman midfielder Thaina Cavalcante followed with her fourth goal of the season less than a minute later to put the T-Birds up 2-0 with 36:06 remaining in the first half before Cupertino netted the next three Cloud County goals to put Hesston College away.
In the second half, the Larks briefly cut the T-Birds lead to 5-2 with 12:10 remaining, but Cupertino was able to answer with her fourth goal of the game with 8:08 remaining to put a bow on her performance and the 6-2 victory.
As a team, Cloud County finished with 23 shots on goal while limiting Hesston College to just four shot opportunities.
The T-Birds will continue their current four-game road swing at 2 p.m. on Wednesday when they head off to face Dodge City Community College.