The Beavers hosted a powerful Johnson County Community College soccer team on Saturday Oct. 13 at the Beaver Pitch. In a tense first half, playing against a strong wind, neither team could find a breakthrough.
In the second half, with the wind at their backs, the Beavers pressed but continued to struggle to connect in front of goal. Finally 20 minutes in, Nik Bohne got the vital goal after an assist from Eddie Hernandez to give the Beavers a 1-0 lead.
Just minutes later JCCC tied the game at 1-1 after a mistake by the PCC defense.
The women's soccer team fell at home to conference foe Barton Community College yesterday, Oct. 10, at the Beaver Pitch after some first half 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.
Men's soccer travelled to Miami, Okla. to take on North Eastern Oklahoma on Saturday, where the men left with a 1-0 victory.
The first half was a hotly contested affair with both teams having chances to take the lead, however after 20 minutes, Colter Hawks, in his first start for the Beavers, headed in a cross from Joe Pena to give the Beavers the 1-0 lead.
The Beavers played excellent defense and controlled the game into the half time whistle. NEO fought back in the 2nd half, but the defense, along with Scott Robertson in the nets held firm.
The Lady Beaver soccer team defeated Allen county 2-0 on Sophomore Appreciation Night. The team came out sharp and put immediate pressure on the Red Devil defense which lead to a Beaver penalty kick awarded in the 3rd minute.
Lauren Randall left no doubt as she punched it into the back of the net for the opening score. The rest of the 1st half was not without excitement, as Pratt maintained possession for the majority of the clock.
The Lady Beavers were back on the Pitch Friday for a conference match away from home against Independence Community College.
Gemma Whitehead got on the score sheet in the first minute of play; bending a free kick over the wall, off the keeper's hands, and into the back of the net. The Beavers kept their foot on the gas the rest of the 1st half but failed to score again before the break.
The Beavers produced their best performance of the season on Friday, Sept. 21, against Independence Community College. Playing on an Independence field that was dry and bumpy, the Beavers led 7-0 going in to the half.
Defender Dominic Swinder led the way with 2 goals and 2 assists while Nik Bohne added 2 goals and Joe Pena,'Gordo' Rodriquez, and Braulio Morales each added one goal apiece. Gordon MacNab provided excellent service from the midfield and finished with 4 assists.
The Lady Beavers faced their second nationally ranked team in as many matches September 16 at Butler County.
"The number six ranked Grizzlies were in good form, but the Beavers brought their never give up attitude," said Schicke.
The Lady Beavers were down by six goals at the half, but managed to dominate play in the opening 25 minutes of the second half. Jasmine Torrente scored a goal from 45 yards out after Holly Harrod had broke the Grizzlies defense and got a shot on goal. The rebound found its way to Jasmine for the Beavers first goal.
The Lady Beavers volleyball team traveled to conference rival Barton Community College last night and in a four set match came up short 1 - 3.
"Even with a night of amazing defensive plays and offense from everyone we came up with unforced errors again in the crucial moments." Dickens said. "If the Beavers can cut down their unforced errors they proved they can play with anyone."
The Beavers are next in action at Seminole State against a strong Jefferson Community College out of Missouri and Seminole State which is a perennial power on Saturday in Oklahoma.