No. 13-ranked Cowley College men’s soccer team saw its unblemished record come to a halt Saturday with a 0-0 double-overtime tie against Johnson County at the Cowley Athletic Complex.
The Tigers (5-0-1, 2-0-1 Jayhawk East) remained unbeaten on the season, but the tie marked the first time that coach Ruy Vaz has been involved in anything other than a victory while playing at home or in the conference during his two seasons as coach.
“The game left us with kind of a bittersweet taste because we were not able to find the back of the net,” Vaz said. “Johnson County is very organized and tried to slow down the game. We were just not able to capitalize on the scoring chances we had in the final third of the field.”
Cowley managed only three shots on goal, while goalkeeper Ramiro Diez stopped all six shots he faced to record a shutout against the Cavaliers (3-2-1, 1-0-1).
“Ramiro thrives in difficult moments and showed the kind of keeper he is,” Vaz said.
Cowley sophomore Joao Victor Camargos and freshman Alexandre Picoto provided the team with solid defense.
“Those two were key in neutralizing Johnson County’s attacking plays,” Vaz said.