Red Devils fall short to Pratt

Allen County gets down 2-0 before 3-2 loss despite goals from Mngathu and Mase



October 19, 2021 - 10:05 AM

Allen cOunty's Temesgn Tezera fights for the ball in a men's soccer game against Pratt Photo by Reese Becker / Iola Register

Allen County’s men were never able to come back from an early 2-0 deficit against Pratt Community College, losing 3-2 in Monday’s match. Thandkinkosi Mnqathu and Jordan Mase scored goals for the Red Devils.

Cillian Giligan had the only assist for Allen coming on the goal by Mngathu. Allen County had 12 shots on goal in the contest. Mase had five of those shots. Mngathu and Giligan both had three shots for Allen.

Allen County allowed two goals within the first 18 minutes. That advantage allowed Pratt to dictate the way the game was played, slowing it down. Pratt controlled the ball and passed it with ease to try to run the clock out.

Allen County’s Jordan Mase fights for the ball during a men’s soccer match vs PrattPhoto by Reese Becker / Iola Register

“The game was really sloppy,” said Allen County Community head coach Doug Desmarteau. “They played super direct and got a lead and killed the game and stalled out. We gave up two goals early that were on us. We can’t give away goals. We have to be smart and play disciplined.”

Allen County remained focused even after falling behind.

“I thought our guys did a good job of keeping their heads,” Desmarteau said. “We didn’t get a yellow card the whole game and that’s good. We have to be able to fight and get through it.”

The Red Devils are at Southeast Community College in Beatrice, Neb., on Thursday to round out the regular season.