Cloud County finishes off four-game road trip with 3-1 win over Pratt

Cloud County sophomore Abigail Conway scored the game-winning goal in Saturday's 3-1 win over Pratt
Cloud County sophomore Abigail Conway scored the game-winning goal in Saturday's 3-1 win over Pratt

PRATT, Kansas — The Cloud County Community College women's soccer team picked off its fourth straight victory on Saturday, rallying from an early 1-0 deficit to beat Pratt Community College, 3-1.

Playing in cold and rainy conditions, the T-Birds (11-1 overall, 9-1 KJCCC West) struggled out of the gates as the Beavers (5-8 overall, 3-7 KJCCC) scored on its first and only shot of the game with 25:29 remaining in the first half.

The T-Birds were able to pull even just before the end of the half as freshman Fernanda Peinado was able to win a battle for the ball just outside Pratt's goalie box, then feed a pass finished off by fellow freshman Franciele Cupertino.

Cupertino's goal moved her into sole possession of the team lead with 13 goals on the season. She currently ranks fifth in the KJCCC in goals scored and third in total points with 37.

In the second half, Cloud County wasted little time capturing its first lead as it scored just 55 seconds into the half.

The go-ahead score came off a set piece as Peinado took a corner kick for Cloud County and found sophomore Abigail Conway, who capitalized on the header opportunity for the co-captain's second goal of the season.

Cloud County added an insurance goal with 16:18 remaining as sophomore Yasmidt Mendoza found freshman Thaina Cavalcante for the score. It marked the fifth goal of the season for Cavalcante and the first point of 2018 for Mendoza.

After their 4-0 road swing, the T-Birds will now return home on Wednesday to host Garden City Community College. The women's game gets action underway at 2 p.m.