Cloud County collects sixth straight win following 8-0 drubbing of Northwest Kansas Technical College

Cloud County freshman Izabella Christina 14th goal of the season in Saturday's win
Cloud County freshman Izabella Christina 14th goal of the season in Saturday's win

CONCORDIA, Kansas — The Cloud County Community College women's soccer team rolled to its sixth straight win on Saturday with an 8-0 pounding of Northwest Kansas Technical College.

Freshman forward Fernanda Peinado scored a pair of goals and added an assist to highlight what was a one-sided affair all afternoon. Cloud County (13-1 overall, 11-1 KJCCC West) finished with a 16-3 advantage in shots on goal over the Mavericks (3-8-1 overall, 3-8 KJCCC West).

The rout started early as Peinado netted her first goal of the game just 3:21 into the action on a cross from freshman midfielder, Chiara Perrone.

Cloud County would add first-half goals from sophomores Ingrid Castro, Joana Villanova and Tatiana Carrillo Suarez to own a 4-0 lead at the break.

The goal by Villanova, set up by Cloud County points leader (39) Franciele Cupertino, was the first goal for the T-Birds dynamic forward since the season opener back on August 22nd.  Villanova was Cloud County's leading goal scorer a season ago (16) but has been sidelined since Sept. 12 due to a knee injury.

As for Suarez, the score was her first of the 2018 season, while Castro's header off a corner kick by Peinado in the 13th minute marked her fourth goal of the season.

In the second half, the T-Birds added four more scores. Peinado once again kicked off the barrage with her second goal of the game in the 48th minute.

Freshman midfielder Aroa Nieto, who got the start on Saturday, followed with her fourth goal of the season.

A penalty kick goal by Izabella Christina and a rocket off the foot of sophomore Gabriela de Jesus in the 54th minute and 74th minute, respectively, put a bow on the blowout.

In net, sophomores Chelsea Cordice and Alanya Hannigan split time between the posts for the combined shutout. Cordice made one save in the first half, while Hannigan stopped each chance she faced over the final 45 minutes.

Up next for the T-Birds will be a crucial two-game stretch to end the season against Barton Community College on Wednesday and Hutchinson Community College for Sophomore Day next Saturday.

If the T-Birds can win their final two games, they would win their second consecutive KJCCC West title. Cloud County's lone loss on the season came back on Sept. 22 to Barton as the Cougars defeated the T-Birds, 5-1.

Kickoff between the two conference rivals is scheduled for 2 p.m. on Wednesday in Great Bend.