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Julie Haas, associate vice president, marketing communications, ext. 3120
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Tyler Cundith, sports information director, ext. 3122

Soccer – JCCC soccer teams fall in region finals


Soccer – JCCC soccer teams fall in region finals

OVERLAND PARK, Kan. – Both Johnson County Community College soccer teams came up short in their bids to take home a Region VI title Saturday afternoon at Hummer Sports Complex in Topeka. 

The Lady Cavaliers (17-3-1) lost to No. 5 ranked Butler Community College, 4-0, while the men’s team (13-7-0) lost a tough 2-0 battle with Cloud County Community College. 

JCCC was only down 1-0 at halftime, but the Lady Grizzlies scored three goals in the second half to secure the win.  

Johnson County advanced to the championship game with a 1-0 victory over Barton Community College in the semifinal. Sophomore Kelsey Wakefield scored an unassisted goal in the 50th minute, and sophomore goalkeeper Janay Stone stopped all seven shots she faced to get the shutout. 

The Cavalier men had trouble getting their offense on track against Cloud County, generating only four shots on goal over the 90-minute match.  Cloud County forward Christopher Lavery gave his team a 1-0 lead in the 20th minute, and Kerbson Lubin iced the game with his goal in the 69th minute. 

JCCC may have been a little tired entering the title game after the battle they had with Coffeyville in the semifinal match.  The two teams played to a scoreless tie after 110 minutes, and JCCC got the victory with a 4-1 advantage in the shootout. 

JCCC quickly went up 2-0 in the shootout after freshmen Hugh Ebb and Bryce McClanahan hit successful shots and Coffeyville hit the post on one and freshman keeper Sam Sizemore saved another. 

Sophomore Jake Walter made it 3-0, and after a Coffeyville make, freshman Jorge Rivero, the NJCAA Player of the Week last week, gave JCCC the win with his make. 

Sizemore was solid in net, stopping all 18 shots he faced in two regulation periods and two overtime periods.


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