KCKCC women battle to 0-0 soccer tie; Blue Devil men edged 2-1

by Alan Hoskins, KCKCC

Held to just one goal in 210 minutes of playing time at Cowley College Tuesday, Kansas City Kansas Community College’s young soccer teams are back home next Tuesday against arch-rival Johnson County. The women will kick off at 5 p.m.; the men at 7:30 p.m.

The KCKCC women (1-1-1) played to a 0-0 deadlock in two overtimes at Cowley while the Blue Devil men (0-2) dropped a 2-1 decision.

The Blue Devils’ lone goal came in the 89th minute as Ethan Pfeifer, a sophomore midfielder from Wichita Maize, scored on a pass from sophomore defender Gustavo Palmieri.

Cowley led virtually the entire contest, Santiago Gimenez scoring just 5:17 into the game. Ignacio Palacio then clinched the win with an unassisted goal at the 85:32 mark of the second half.

KCKCC goalkeeper Fabian Keiblinger had six saves in the contest as Cowley mustered 18 shots. The Blue Devils got off 11 shots with seven shots on goal turned away,

The Lady Blue Devils got a shutout performance from freshman goalkeeper Alee Alter in the 120 minute opening women’s battle.

Alter had five saves as the KCKCC defense rejected a dozen Cowley shots on goal while KCKCC got off 16 shots on goal, five of which were turned away by goalkeeper Thayane Leal.

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