It was a big day for Pratt Community College soccer on Saturday as the Beavers swept the host Independence Pirates.

It was a big day for Pratt Community College soccer on Saturday as the Beavers swept the host Independence Pirates.
First the women broke into the winning column for the second time this season by posting a convincing 3-0 victory.
Gemma Whitehead got on the score sheet in the first minute of play; bending a free kick over the wall, off the keeper’s hands, and into the back of the net. The Beavers kept their foot on the gas the rest of the 1st half but failed to score again before the break.
The second half turned into an all-out battle as the Beaver offense, lead by Holly Harrod, Gemma Whitehead, Lauren Randall, and Callie Hampton, dominated possession creating chaos within the opponent’s goal box until a penalty kick was awarded to the Beavers.
Lauren Randall left no doubt as she put a perfectly placed shot past the keeper for the 2nd goal of the match. Randall wasn’t through making her mark on the game as she assisted Gemma Whitehead for the 3rd goal. Whitehead collected the pass inside the corner flag and was able to bend a shot with the outside of her boot to provide the game’s final score.
 The Beaver defense only allowed 1 shot on goal as Donna Nickolay and Meridith McKee combined for their 2nd clean sheet of the season.
“I was really happy with the team’s overall play,” said Schicke. “They followed the game plan and executed it well--especially our outside midfielders, led by Alyssa Farrell.”
Not to be outdone, the Beaver men followed up their female counterparts’ victory with one of their own, The Beavers produced their best performance of the season on Friday, Sept. 21, against Independence Community College. Playing on an Independence field that was dry and bumpy, the Beavers led 7-0 going into the half.
Defender Dominic Swinder led the way with 2 goals and 2 assists while Nik Bohne added 2 goals and Joe Pena,“Gordo” Rodriquez, and Braulio Morales each added one goal apiece. Gordon MacNab provided excellent service from the midfield and finished with 4 assists.
 In the second half Nathan Garner scored his first goal for the Beavers with a fierce left foot shot.
“PCC played fine defense to keep ICC off the score sheet,” said Kevin Kewley, PCC head coach.
Jacob Morse also saw his first action of the season, and Luis Soto came off the bench to get some time in the nets.
The PCC soccer teams hope to get on a roll as their seasons continue against Allen County at the Beaver Dam soccer pitch on Wednesday. Women play at 2:30 to be followed by the men.The women are now 2-8 (2-4 conf.) while the men’s record stands at 4-4 (1-3).