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KCKCC womenDespite being exhausted from a 1-0 win over Cloud County Tuesday, there were smiles all around for KCKCC’s young women’s soccer team made up of (front row, from left) Alyssa Trammel, Elizabeth Leon and Mayra Castaneda; and (second row) Vanessa Walters, Vianney Calderon, Karen Gaytan, Dania Gomez, Sonia Reyes, Karen Corral, Blanco Bueno, Angie Gallegos, Krystel Uribe and goalkeeper Claudia Rivera. (KCKCC photo by Alan Hoskins)
Kansas City Kansas Community College’s young women’s soccer team wrote a bizarre ending to the Lady Blue Devils’ final Jayhawk Conference home game of the season Tuesday, winning 1-0 when Cloud County accidentally kicked a ball into its own net for the game’s only goal.
Claudia Rivera got the shutout in goal for KCKCC despite suffering a shoulder injury in the final 20 minutes. The win boosted the Blue Devils to 3-6-2 in conference play and kept their hopes alive for a post-season playoff berth in only their second competitive season.
The Blue Devil men are also 3-6-2 after dropping a 3-2 decision to Cloud. Guilherme Ribeiro and Leonardo Palacio scored KCKCC’s goals while Kerbson Luben, Alexander Kuntz and Gefte Blanc.
Ironically, the split left both Blue Devil teams tied with Independence for seventh place with 11 points. KCKCC has two conference games remaining – at Cowley County Saturday and at Neosho County Oct 20. Both teams close out their home season against Maple Woods Friday, Oct. 18, at 4 and 6 p.m.