On Sept. 23, the Lady Beavers took on a powerful Allen Community College soccer team on the Pratt campus, and although they played with their usual passion and desire, it wasn’t enough to take the win.
The Lady Beavers played very well in the first half, and the score was tied 0-0 at the half. In the second half Allen poured on the pressure, and scored four unanswered goals to secure a 4-0 win.
On Sept. 19, the Pratt Community College men's and women’s soccer teams traveled to take on the Hesston Larks.
The Lady Beavers, who are suffering injuries to key players, came out slowly. After soaking up the Hesston pressure , the Beavers took the lead on a headed goal from Rachel Roller on an assist from Allie Ehlers. Hesston was awarded a penalty kick just a few minutes before the half time whistle, and scored to tie the game at 1-1 going into the half. The Beavers struggled in the second half, and Hesston scored a late goal to give the Lady Beavers a 2-1 loss.
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.