The Pratt Community College men's and women’s soccer teams traveled to Tonkawa, Okla. on Sept. 17 to take on the nationally ranked Northern Oklahoma College teams.
The half time score in the women's game was 5-0 in NOC's favor, and at half time, Head Coach Kevin Kewley talked about having pride and showing desire to keep NOC from scoring again. The team did keep NOC scoreless in the second half, and the final score was 5-0 to NOC.
On Sept. 11, the Pratt Community College soccer team took on Coffeyville.
Thirty minutes into the game, the Beavers took the 1-0 lead on a goal by James Grayson and an assist from Declan Fitzpatrick. In the second half, Coffeyville pressed forward and the Beavers eventually gave up a goal to tie at 1-1.
The Beaver's keeper Edgar Vaquera was knocked out of the game after a clash of heads in the goal area, and Luis Fernandez took over in the nets. Coffeyville put the Beavers under a lot of pressure, and eventually got another goal to take the 2-1 lead .
The Pratt Community College men’s soccer team traveled to Concordia on Sept. 6 to take on Cloud Community College. From the start, the Beavers controlled the game but fell behind on a defensive error just before half time.
The Beavers come storming back in the second half and tied it up at 1-1 with a goal from David Nobo assisted by Declan Fitzpatrick. Both teams had chances to score, and Cloud scored again to take a 2-1 lead.
The Pratt Community College soccer team got their first conference win of the season on Sept. 3 in Garden City.
Playing in very windy conditions, the Lady Beavers had the wind advantage in the first half. However Garden City broke the deadlock with a goal 20 minutes into the half, and the Beavers didn’t respond until one minute to go in the half when Ashley Contreras scored on a free kick from 25 yards out to tie the game at 1-1.
On Aug. 30, the Pratt Community College women's soccer faced off in a home match against Trinidad State from Colorado and were defeated 1-0.
On Aug. 31 the team traveled to Great Bend to take on Western Nebraska. The Lady Beavers put on another fine display, and although Ashley Contreras came close to scoring on a few occasions, the game ended in a 0-0 tie. Alexis Stagner made some excellent saves, and kept it clean for the Beavers in the net.
The Lady Beavers get back to conference play on Sept. 3 with a game at Garden City.
The Pratt Community College women's soccer team traveled to Hillsborough on Aug. 22 to take on Tabor College.
"Both the men's and women's teams were impressive for a first season game," said Head Coach Kevin Kewley.
Playing in extreme heat, the Lady Beavers controlled the game and took the lead on a nice long range shot from freshman Ashley Contraras. Both teams had chances to score in second half, and then with two seconds go in the game, Tabor was given a penalty kick and scored to tie the game up at 1-1.
The Pratt Community College soccer program is heading into its fifth year of existence and celebrating another success as a men’s soccer alumnus goes pro. Former forward Nik Bohne is the first to sign a professional contract and will play with the Wichita B-52s for the 2014-2015 season. Bohne is originally from Wichita and played at Pratt Community College during the 2011 – 2012 and 2012 – 2013 seasons.
The Pratt Men’s Wrestling Team has just been named 2013-2014 NJCAA Academic Team of the Year for the second year in a row. This means that the team had the highest cumulative GPA of any community college men’s wrestling team in the nation with a 3.12.