Hesston drops heartbreaker to Kansas City (Kan.) Community College

The Hesston College men’s soccer team lost a 2-1 match to regional rival Kansas City (Kan.) Community College on Thursday night, putting the Lark’s record at 1-4 on the season.

The two teams battled through most of the first half with no score before Hesston freshman Masaki Kato (Tokyo, Japan) capitalized on a scoring opportunity with one second left in the half with a beautiful volley that dropped neatly over the KCK keeper. The Larks were unable hold the lead however, as KCK tallied two second half goals to earn the victory.

“They had us on our heels early in the first half, but we dodged some bullets and made a few tactical adjustments which allowed us to maintain control in their half,” explained Hesston head coach Kurt Hostetler. “This opened up some opportunities for us and changed the momentum a bit. Unfortunately, throughout the second half we were not able to control the ball and allowed them to net the tying and go ahead goals. This hurts. It’s our second game in two outings that we let the game slip away. This is a good team, we just need to get over this hump and finish out a game.”