The Pratt Community College women’s and men’s soccer teams both dropped games to Barton County at the Beaver Pitch on Wednesday.
After some first half Lady Beaver miscues led to a 3 - nil score in favor of the Cougars at the half, the Lady Beavers got it together during the second half, dominating play.
In the 65th minute Makenzie Weishaar played a brilliant pass from the corner kick and Holly Harrod was able to get on the end of it, heading it into the back of the net.
However, the Beavers could not completely overcome the early deficit, and ended up on the short end of a 3-1 count.
“The second half was a real thrill to watch. The girls were passionate and poised, and they won that half,” said Coach Schicke. “We need to get the most possible points from the 3 remaining conference matches to ensure a spot in the playoffs.”
With the loss, the Lady Beavers are 4-11 (4-6 in conference play.)
The Beaver men dropped their conference game to the #5 in the nation BCCC Cougars on Wednesday.
From the outset Barton County took control and never gave PCC a chance to settle into the game.
Two early goals gave Barton the 2-0 lead. The Beavers pushed forward trying to get back into the game, however Barton took advantage of the space, and rattled 3 more goals to give the Cougars a 5-0 half time lead.
The Beavers restored some pride in the second half with some inspired play, but couldn’t find the net.
As a result, the game finished 5-0. This loss drops the Beavers to 7-6 on the season (2-5 in the Jayhawk West.)
“The Beavers have to pick themselves up with three big conference games left,” said Coach Kewley.
The Beavers will have the opportunity starting with Johnson County Community College on Saturday, Oct. 13 at the Beaver Pitch. The women kick off at 2:30 followed by the men at 4:30.