Scott Westbrook has had high expectations for his Garden City Community College men’s soccer team. He’s praised their potential every step of the way.
But each time, he also mentioned how tough the KJCCC is, and the quality of opponents the Broncbusters will have to beat to win the conference and region.
The first program he’d mention almost every time was Cloud County. The T-birds proved why on Saturday night at Broncbuster Stadium, blanking the Busters, 3-0.
The Busters dropped to 4-2 overall and 1-1 in the KJCCC, while Cloud County — coached by former Buster coach Charles West — improved to 5-3 overall but 4-0 in the KJCCC.
The T-Birds had seven shots to the Busters’ eight, but Feliphe Pasetto de Souza made one of Cloud County’s first shots count, scoring in the 38th minute off an assist from Jean-Piere Dasylva.
In the 65th minute, Tales Avila added the second goal for Cloud County, and Trinidad Tackett added the third just a minute later, effectively sealing the Busters’ fate.
The Buster women scored a goal in each half of Saturday’s match vs. NJCAA 14th-ranked Cloud County, but it wasn’t enough to keep up with the T-Birds, who left Garden City with a 5-2 victory.
The loss drops the Busters to 1-4 overall and 1-2 in the KJCCC, while Cloud County remains undefeated at 6-0, 4-0.
Fernanda Rossetti opened scoring early for Cloud County, tallying the opener in the sixth minute. Izabella Christina made it 2-0 off an assist from Franciele Cupertino in the 20th minute, before the Busters cut the deficit in half on Ariana Sanchez’s tally in the 40th minute, coming off a corner kick.
But Cloud County scored the next three goals, including two more by Christina for the hat trick, before Sanchez scored again for the Busters in the 87th minute to reach the final margin.