Cavalier squads beat Red Devils

Register Sports Editor

Register/Jocelyn Sheets
Johnson County Community College’s Emily McKinney (12) didn’t get a chance to kick the soccer ball again as Allen County Community College’s goalkeeper Kellea Hampton made the save in the second half of Tuesday’s game.
Register/Jocelyn Sheets
Allen County Community College’s Josh Hardy (6) handles the soccer ball as he makes a move to beat Johnson County Community College goalie Pedro Vargas (0) for the first goal of Tuesday’s home game.

Allen County Community College’s Red Devil soccer teams played their home openers Tuesday.
Unfortunately, the visiting Johnson County Community College Cavalier teams had the better day on the pitch.
Josh Hardy scored two goals for the Red Devil men as Allen County lost 3-2. Hardy’s first goal came with 31:14 left in the first half. He broke loose and had a one-on-one with Johnson County’s goalkeeper.
Hardy made a cut with the ball past JCCC goalie Pedro Vargas and kicked the ball into the net. Johnson County tied the game, 1-1, before halftime.
Hardy’s second goal came off an assist by Tyler Hagemann with 25 minutes left in the game. Again, the Cavaliers were able to push to a tying goal eight minutes later.
Johnson County got the go-head goal with eight minutes remaining. Allen County wasn’t able to respond and lost the Jayhawk Conference contest.
Zack Hanks was in goal for Allen County. He made 10 saves for the Red Devils.
“We are just trying to figure out how to play with a lead right now,” said Doug Desmarteau, ACCC head coach.
Allen County’s women dropped a 6-0 decision to Johnson County. It was 4-0 at halftime.
Kellea Hampton played goalie in the second half and made 15 saves. The game was played mainly on Allen County’s defensive end.
“We just need to put it all together and we will be fine,” Desmarteau said.
The ACCC men are 0-1-1 in the conference and 1-3-1 overall.
The ACCC women, after a 14-0 loss at Hutchinson over the weekend, are 0-3 in conference and 0-5 overall.
Allen County’s teams host Independence Community College Friday. The women’s game kicks off at 2 p.m. followed by the men’s game.