The No. 17 ranked Barton women’s soccer team advanced to the Region VI semifinals by defeating Neosho County Community College 2-0 Monday at the Cougar Soccer/Track Complex. Defeating the Panthers for the second time this season by identical scores, the Lady Cougars improve to 15-3-1 on the season while ending Neosho’s season at 10-7-1. Barton advances to the region semifinals against No. 7 ranked Hutchinson Community College at 6:30 p.m. Saturday at Hummer Park in Topeka. Hutchinson earned its semifinal berth with an 11-5 victory Monday against Cloud County Community College to improve to 15-1-0 on the season with its lone loss coming against No. 4 Butler Community College. The Lady Cougars will be seeking its first win over Hutchinson since 2007 and look to avenge a 2-0 defeat to the Dragons at the Cougar Soccer/Track Complex earlier this season.
Having lost to the Lady Cougars earlier in the season, Neosho was the early aggressor and controlled much of the tempo for the first twenty minutes. However a patient Barton offensive attack started chipping away at the Panther defense until twenty-five minutes into the contest when the Lady Cougars broke through with its first goal. Cecileee Horlacher, whose been pushed into field duty due to key offensive injuries for the Lady Cougars instead of her normal goalkeeper position, contributed her second assist of the season as she drew Neosho keeper Haylee Merrill away from goal to open up a lane for Bianca Barron. Barron, who leads the team in goals, beat her Panther defender and delivered a sliding kick past the diving Merrill.
Barton held the 1-0 lead most of the game until Ruth Cazier delivered on thirty yard free kick that ricocheted off a Neosho defender and past Merrill inside the near post. The free kick was set up just seconds prior from Hallie Tasset drawing a foul as she made a move thru the Panther defense.
Released: October 22, 2012
The No. 17 ranked Barton women’s soccer team wrapped up regular season play Wednesday with a shutout 4-0 victory over Kansas City Kansas Community College at the Cougar Soccer/Track Complex. The Lady Cougars put two on the board each half, to earn the win and improve to 14-3-1 overall and 10-2-1 in conference while dropping KCK to 2-14-0 on the season and 2-11-0 in conference. Freshman Bianca Barron, the reigning conference player of the week, contributed a goal each half to go along with a first-half assist to move into sole possession of second place in all-time season goals. The win also secures Barton’s number three seed for the upcoming Region VI Tournament set to begin next week. The Lady Cougars will host Neosho County Community College, whom they defeated 2-0 on September 22 in Chanute. Game time is set for 1:00 p.m. Monday at the Cougar Soccer/Track Complex.
Barron began her historic day taking a Ruth Cazier pass and splitting two defenders to place a simple chip shot over the outreached arms of KCK goalkeeper Selena Orozco. Barron returned the favor fourteen minutes later as she drew in two defenders and kicked out to the sprinting Cazier on the right wing who beat Orozco on the inside far post. Aided by a gusty 30-40mph wind, the Lady Cougars put up twenty shots but only two found the net as the teams went to intermission with the 2-0 lead.
Being tied with Assistant Coach Yesenia Garcia and Danielle Saucedo for second most goals in a season, Barron surpassed the two with her 29th goal of the season just 6:21 into the second half. Launching a kick from beyond midfield into the stiff north wind, Olimpia Bonilla found Barron as she broke behind the defense enroute to scoring her historic goal. Coincidentally the event occurred on Garcia’s birthday with the pass coming from Bonilla, who is a fellow Utah native and former high school adversary. Adding to the irony, Bonilla is partially responsible for bringing Barron to Barton as she had recommended Barron to Head Coach Aaron Avila this summer.
The Lady Cougars wrapped up their scoring midway through the second half as Nebraska freshman Molly Hausmann finished up a Jessica Rosenberg pass from just outside the eighteen past the diving Orozco.
Released: October 18, 2012
The No. 19 ranked Barton Community College women’s soccer team scored four first half goals and coasted for a 5-0 victory over Garden City Community College today at the Cougar Soccer/Track Complex. After a somewhat slow start, the Lady Cougars scored three goals in seven minutes midway through the first half then added a fourth with five minutes to play before intermission. Barton quickly put the game on ice less than two minutes into the second frame and cruised to the victory. With the win Barton improves to 13-3-1 overall and 9-2-1 in conference while Garden City remains winless at 0-16-0 and 0-11-0 in conference. The Lady Cougars take over sole possession of third place with one regular season game remaining Wednesday against Kansas City Kansas Community College. Game time is set for 4:00 p.m. at the Cougar Soccer/Track Complex.
Barton leading scorer Bianca Barron started the scoring for the Lady Cougars in spectacular fashion with a header off of Olimpia Bonilla’s corner kick. Ruth Cazier scored back-to-back goals with the first coming six minutes later from an Emily Troll pass beyond midfield and out racing the Garden defenders to chip over the onrushing Garden City goalkeeper Karassa Prochaska. Cazier scored again less than two minutes later after receiving a Barron pass and again out racing three defenders to knock it inside the far post past the sliding Prochaska.
Troll had the biggest day for the Lady Cougars as she scored the next two goals, the first coming after taking a Jessica Rosenberg pass and dribbling through and around four defenders to find the with net with 4:49 left before intermission. Troll capped her day and the Barton scoring within the first two minutes of the second half when Barron found her just outside the eighteen for an arching shot over a leaping Prochaska.
Freshman Bianca Barron’s four points on Monday moved her into third place on the season scoring list and fifth on the all-time record board. Her lone goal also inches her one away from second place on season goals which would time her with Danielle Saucedo and Barton women’s assistant coach Yesenia Garcia’ twenty eight goals set in the 2010 and 2008 seasons respectively.
Released: October 15, 2012
Even though the Barton women’s soccer team trailed 4-1 at halftime, this year’s young but confident Lady Cougar squad never appeared rattled as they scored six second half goals to win 7-4 over Cloud County Community College Saturday at Cougar Field. Aided by a gusty south wind in the first half, the Thunderbirds Georgia Walters capitalized as her four goals single-handedly gave Cloud the edge. In the second half the No. 19 Lady Cougars turned the tide limiting Cloud to zero shots on goal and scoring six of their own to earn the Jayhawk Conference victory. Freshman Bianca Barron, who spent much of the first half on the bench due to injury, scored four of her five goals in the second half to aid in the win. Barton improves to 12-3-1 on the season and 8-2-1 in conference play while Cloud drops to 8-9-0 overall and 6-5-0 in conference. With two regular season games remaining, Barton can secure a third place tie in the conference standings by getting both of the wins this week, the first chance coming Monday at 4:00 p.m. at the Cougar Soccer/Track Complex against Garden City Community College. The Lady Cougars will wrap up regular season play Wednesday against Kansas City Kansas Community College. Game time is set for 4:00 p.m. at the Cougar Soccer/Track Complex.
Cloud’s Walters gave the T-birds an early lead just 1:46 into the game as she launched from just outside the eighteen inside the far post. Barron answered for the Lady Cougars a minute and a half later as she took a deflected pass near midfield, split two defenders and maneuvered around the Cloud goalkeeper Laura Hughes. But the first half belong to Walters as she would score the second of her four first half goals from forty yards out on a free kick. Walters would again connect from long distance taking an Anyi Lamprea pass and delivering a twenty-five yard shot over Barton goalkeeper Cecilee Horlacher. Wrapping up the Cloud scoring in the first half, Walters delivered a twenty-two yard free kick to give the T-birds a 4-1 lead into the intermission.
With the teams flipping directions for the second half, the Lady Cougars utilized the wind advantage and limited the T-birds to only three shots with none coming on goal. Even as the wind steadily became calm during play, the Lady Cougars were on full attack. Barron, who missed most of the first half with an injury occurring from a sliding tackle from Hughes, started the Barton comeback taking a Katelyn James pass to score five minutes into the half. Olimpia Bonilla scored perhaps the most spectacular goal of the day as she dribbled from near midfield winding in and out through five Cloud defenders and sticking it inside the far post past a diving Hughes to draw the Lady Cougars to within one as less than eleven minutes has elapsed in the half. Bonilla then contributed to the game-tying goal two minutes later as her free kick from just inside midfield found a streaking Barron who chipped it over a sliding Hughes.
As the rain started to fall and the wind calmed at Cougar Field, the Lady Cougars had seized momentum and eventually the lead eight minutes later. Horlacher, who is the Lady Cougars’ regular goalkeeper, moved to a field position in the second half to help aide the front line attack and it paid dividends for first-year head coach Aaron Avila. Taking a throw-in from Courtney Galliher, Horlacher crossed a pass through the box to Ruth Cazier and Barton had their first lead of the game. Barron then gave Barton a two goal cushion midway through the half taking Jessica Rosenberg’s pass from midfield to chip shot a thirty-two yard kick over Hughes. Barron wound up her five goal day punching in a deflection off of Cazier’s corner kick with five minutes to play.
Freshman Bianca Barron continues to etch her name into Lady Cougar soccer history. Her five goals is only the sixth time a Lady Cougar has achieved that feat and seventh time a Lady Cougars has had ten or more points. Barron’s twenty-six goals on the season also move her into fourth place in most goals in a season and seventh place on the career list. Barron is also moving up the single season points scored as she moves into the fifth position.
Released: October 14, 2012
The recently ranked Lady Cougars scored a Jayhawk Conference road victory today with a 3-1 win over Pratt Community College. Ranked No. 19 in the National Soccer Coaches Association of America poll released earlier this week, the Lady Cougars got two goals from team leading scorer Bianca Barron and one from fellow freshman Ruth Cazier to build a 3-0 halftime advantage. Scoreless in the second half, Barton surrendered an early second half goal but prevailed to move into a third place tie in the conference standings with three games to play. The Lady Cougars improve to 11-3-1 on the season and 7-2-1 in conference play while Pratt slips to 4-11-0 overall and 4-6-0 in conference. Barton will look to shore up its conference standing this Saturday in a 2:00 p.m. contest versus Cloud County Community College at Cougar Soccer/Track Complex.
Released: October 10, 2012
Week by week the Barton Community College women’s soccer team continues to solidify itself as one of the upper echelon teams in the Jayhawk Conference. The Lady Cougars moved into sole possession of third place Wednesday at Cougar Field with a 2-0 shutout victory over national receiving votes Johnson County Community College. Barton took advantage of opportune scoring opportunities and solid team defense to improve to 6-1-1 in conference play and 10-2-1 on the season while Johnson County falls to 5-3-0 and 7-6-1. Trailing only the conference undefeated duo of No. 1 ranked Hutchinson Community College and No. 6 Butler Community College, the Lady Cougars will have its shot at the sixth ranked Grizzlies Sunday night at 7:30 p.m. in El Dorado.
Picking up their biggest win of the season, the Barton Community College women’s soccer team stepped outside of conference play and upset the No. 13 ranked Mavericks of Northern Oklahoma College – Tonkawa 4-2 today in Tonkawa, Oklahoma. The Cougars trailed 1-0 six minutes into the contest but outscored the Mavericks 2-0 for the halftime advantage. Barton scored the next two goals after intermission to increase their lead to 4-1 with fourteen minutes remaining but NOC quickly responded in the next thirty seconds to cut the lead back to two. Barton kept the Mavericks out of the net the rest of the way and held on for 4-2 victory. The Cougars improve to 9-2 on the season will return to action this Saturday for a key conference match with Cowley College. Barton, 5-1 in conference, will host 6-2 Cowley College at 6:00 p.m. this Saturday at Great Bend High School.
NOC struck first just 5:40 into the contest as the result of A Cougar defensive breakdown allowed NOC to strike first just 5:40 into the contest. Barton leading scorer Bianca Barron would tie the contest twelve minutes later on a header from fellow Utah native Olimpia Bonilla. Twelve minutes later the Cougars would jump on top as Mariana Poveda found Courtney Galliher to Barton the 2-1 lead into halftime.
Galliher increased the Barton lead to two seven minutes into the second frame finding Emily Troll to give the Cougars the 3-1 advantage. Barton seemed to have locked up the game with fourteen minutes remaining on a Barron to Jessica Rosenberg goal but the Mavericks quickly responded one minute later to cut the lead back to two. The Cougars played strong defense the rest of the way and held on for the 4-2 upset victory.
Released: September 26, 2012
Two freshmen added their names to the Barton Community College women’s soccer team record book as the Cougars dominated Independence Community College 7-0 Sunday in Independence. Leading the Cougars in their highest output of the season were the freshmen duo of Bianca Barron and Mariana Poveda. Barron, who leads the Barton attack and is the Cougars’ leading scorer, etched her name in the records with her five goal one assist performance. The captain of the midfield, Poveda set up three of Barron’s goals to place her name in Barton history as well. With the win the Cougars improved to 8-2 overall and kept pace for the upper echelon of the Jayhawk with a 5-1 record. Independence fell to 1-6-1 on the season in 1-4-1 in conference play. Barton will step away from conference play on Wednesday at they travel to No. 13 ranked Northern Oklahoma College – Tonkawa.
Leading the Cougars in their highest output of the season was the freshmen duo of Bianca Barron and Mariana Poveda. Barron, who leads the Barton attack, scored five goals tying her for the fifth best single game goal output, as well as, she tied the record for the fourth best points scored in a single contest as she added an assist late in the first half. Poveda meanwhile contributed three assists to tie a number of former Lady Cougars for the fifth best assist game.
It took Barton midway through the first half to score until the first of three Poveda to Barron connections with twenty-four minutes to play would key five first half goals for the Cougars. Barron scored her second goal as a result of a Jessica Rosenberg pass just three minutes later. Poveda set up Barron for her third goal with twelve minutes remaining before Barron increased the lead to four with 4:43 remaining. Great Bend native Kaylee Kershner gave Barton their 5-0 halftime lead a minute later off a Barron pass as the Cougars scored five goals withing twenty minutes.
The Poveda-Barron connection wound up their record setting game performance as Barron beat the Independence keeper with 27:36 to play in the contest. Olimpia Bonilla rounded out the Cougar scoring from a Hallie Tasset pass with four minutes remaining as Barton closed out the contest with their largest margin of victory in the 2012 season.
Released: September 24, 2012
Getting a solid second half effort, the Lady Cougars picked up a 2-0 shutout victory Saturday over Neosho County Community College in Chanute, Ks. After a scoreless first half, the Lady Cougars’ Molly Hausmann gave Barton a 1-0 lead 2:33 into the second half as she hammered home Mariana Poveda’s cross. Barton added to its lead midway through the second half when Jessica Rosenberg scored off a Katelyn James pass to give Barton the two goal cushion with 13:23 to play. With the victory the Lady Cougars improve to 7-2 overall and 4-1in conference play while Neosho drops to 4-4-1 overall and 3-4 in conference action. Barton will be back in action Sunday as the Lady Cougars continue their two-day stay in southeast Kansas wrapping up the trip with a 1:00 p.m. contest at Independence Community College.
Released: September 22, 2012
The Lady Cougars dropped a hard-fought 2-0 contest to No. 1 ranked Hutchinson Community College Tuesday afternoon at Cougar Field. The Lady Cougars’ setback snapped a five game winning streak and drops Barton to 6-2 overall and 3-1 in conference play while Hutchinson remains unbeaten at 8-0 overall and 6-0 in conference. Barton’s next action will be this weekend as they will travel to southeast Kansas for back-to-back games on Saturday and Sunday. The Lady Cougars will play Neosho Community College at 4:00 p.m. Saturday and wrap up the trip on Sunday with a 1:00 p.m. game at Independence Community College.
Hutchinson took an early 1-0 lead just twelve minutes in when Courtney Gahagen found Melissa Hetherington who launched a 30-yard blast inside the far post past a diving Barton goalkeeper Cecilee Horlacher. The Blue Dragons Jamie Smith increased to lead to 2-0 with three minutes remaining in the half rebounding a missed header by Danielle Sheehy coming off a corner kick. Utilizing an offensive attack in favor of a south wind, Hutchinson controlled most of the first half getting off nine shots to Barton’s two.
Barton had scoring opportunities including late in the first half when leading scorer Bianca Barron beat the Hutchinson defense three minutes left in the half but was thwarted by recently named KJCCC Goalkeeper of the Week Eunice Figueroa to keep the Lady Cougars scoreless. Barron nearly cut the deficit to one sixteen minutes into the second half after a Horlacher kick from goal carried to the north end where Barron controlled and launched a ten yard shot just missing the far post. Facing a sagging Blue Dragon defense and continuing to utilizing the wind advantage, Barton outshot Hutchinson seven to five in the second half but could only get two shots on goal.
Released: September 18, 2012
Winners of five straight and remaining undefeated in conference play, the Lady Cougars shut out Allen Community College 5-0 Friday in Iola, KS. Barton is one of three undefeated conference teams and sets up Tuesday’s big game with No. 1 Hutchinson Community College. Barton improves to 6-1 on the season and 3-0 in conference play while Allen remains winless at 0-5-1 overall and 0-3-1 in the conference. The Lady Cougars will host the top ranked Blue Dragons at 2:00 p.m. Tuesday at Cougar Field.
It took the Lady Cougars almost forty two minutes to score until Jessica Rosenberg found Bianca Barron for the 1-0 halftime lead. Barton seized control in the second half and midway through the second half scored four goals in sixteen minutes. Ruth Cazier scored the first of her two goals on the day by taking a Molly Hausmann pass to start the Cougars second half scoring with twenty five minutes to play. Two minutes later Barron found Katelyn James to give Barton a three goal cushion. The Utah duo of Barron and Olimpia Bonilla connected with just under twelve minutes left as Barron chalked up her fourth multi-goal game of the season. Cazier capped the Cougars scoring just two minutes later off an assist from Great Bend native Kaylee Kershner.
Released: September 15, 2012
The Barton women’s soccer team passed their first road test of the season by capturing a 3-1 victory today over Coffeyville Community College in Coffeyville. After a scoreless first half the Lady Cougars broke through as Barton’s leading scorer Bianca Barron took a Ruth Cazier pass to give Barton a 1-0 lead just ten minutes into the second half. Coffeyville was able to tie the contest ten minutes later but Barron’s twenty yard blast over Coffeyville’s goalkeeper with just under twenty minutes to play gave Barton the lead for good. Mariana Poveda capped the Lady Cougars’ victory with a nineteen yard free kick with just over three minutes remaining. With the Jayhawk Conference win the Cougars improve to 2-0 and 5-1 overall while the Red Ravens conference mark drops to 1-1 and 2-3 overall. The Lady Cougars will return to southeast Kansas on Friday to take on Allen Community College in a 2:00 p.m. contest in Iola.
Released: September 12, 2012
The Lady Cougars stepped out of conference play today and captured a late-game 2-1 victory over Metropolitan Community College – Maple Woods at Cougar Field. Barton outshot MCC 16-8 and 9-3 on goal to avenge last year’s 6-0 loss to the Monarchs. The 4-1 Lady Cougars will have nearly a week away from competition until traveling next Wednesday to Coffeyville for a 5:00 p.m. conference game.
“I’m excited we played well against a really good team,” said Barton Head Coach Aaron Avila. “We possessed the ball well which is something we haven’t done real well against teams of this caliber.”
The Cougars were first to strike twelve minutes into the game as Courtney Galliher found the net from a Bianca Barron pass off a corner kick play. MCC would tie the game twelve minutes later on a Taylor Blakely twenty-seven yard free kick that just cleared over Barton goalkeeper Cecilee Horlacher’s reach.
“Overall I was pleased with our performance including our defensive effort,” Avila said. “We created chances, missed a few opportunities, but gave ourselves chances. Defensively we limited them to only three shots on goal with the lone goal coming off a free kick. That’s two free kicks in the last two days that could have easily turned into shutout victories.”
Remaining tied for the next sixty-five minutes, each team had solid chances to score. It wasn’t until just under two minutes to play that Barron received a pass just outside the penalty box from Ruth Cazier, split two defenders, and blasted a shot to the near post past the diving Monarch goalkeeper for the game winning goal.
“Last time we played back to back games we didn’t fare so well,” said Avila. “This time we played tough and stepped it up to pull it out in the end. This is a good win build upon especially considering the loss we took from them last year. The girls are improving which we’ll need with big conference games coming up next week on the road.”
Released: September 6, 2012
Bianca Barron’s three goals helped lead the Cougars to a conference opening 5-1 win over Dodge City Community College. For the season Barron has 7 goals in four games as Barton improves to 3-1 on the season and drops Dodge City to 2-3 overall and 1-1 in conference play. The Cougars will step back out of conference play today to take on Metropolitan Community College – Maple Woods at 2:00 p.m. at Cougar Field.
Barron got the Cougars off to a quick start scoring her first goal unassisted just 4:38 into the game. She followed with her second goal twelve minutes later from a Carolina Reza pass to give the Cougars the two goal advantage headed to intermission. Dodge City’s Sam Cypert cut the Conquistador deficit to one thirteen minutes into the second half. Launching a free kick just inside the center circle, Cypert’s ball bounced high in front of the Cougar goal then ricocheted off goalkeeper Stephanie Lomas’ hands for the goal.
Barton quickly responded less than two minutes later as Molly Hausmann found Ruth Cazier to increase the Cougar lead back to two. Barron found the net for her third time of the day sixteen minutes later after on a Jessica Rosenberg pass. Rosenberg put the final touches on the Cougars’ fifteen shot-on-goal performance finishing off a Katelyn James pass with two and half minutes left in the contest.
Released: September 6, 2012
The Lady Cougar's goalkeeper Cecilee Horlacher has been named the KJCCC Verizon Wireless Player of the Week. Horlacher, a freshman from St. George, Utah, made her first collegiate start and helped anchor a solid defensive effort by the Cougars in Sunday’s 4-0 victory over Western Nebraska Community College. Turning away three shots on goal, Horlacher saved two shots on goal in the game’s first forty-five minutes when Western Nebraska had a gusty south wind advantage to keep the game scoreless. The Cougar defense was equally impressive giving up only five shots allowing just the three on goal. Offensively the Cougars unleashed fifteen shots in the second half alone to cruise to the 4-0 victory.
Horlacher becomes the second soccer player to earn the award this week. Last week men’s soccer player Sam McCrillis was also named the weekly recipient. On the season Barton improves to 2-1-0 with the win and will open conference and region play this Wednesday. The Cougars will take on Dodge City Community College at 2:00 p.m. at Cougar Field. Barton will also have a non-conference game on Thursday against MCC-Maple Woods. Game time for Thursday’s game is also 2:00 p.m. at Cougar Field.
Released: September 4, 2012
Slow out of the gate, the women’s soccer team turned a scoreless first half into a rout as the Cougars defeated Western Nebraska Community College 4-0 Sunday at Cougar Field. The win was the second shutout for the Cougars on the season and earned freshman goalkeeper Cecilee Horlacher a birthday victory. Doing the damage came from all freshman players as four different Cougars scored goals with assists also coming from four different players. Mariana Poveda got the Cougars on the scoreboard first from Carolina Reza’s cross with 16:56 into the second half. Barton would go on to score three more goals in the next twenty four minutes capped off from a Poveda corner kick finding Emily Troll on the back post for the final 4-0 margin with just under four minutes to play. Bianca Barron, the Cougars leading goal scorer, scored her fourth on the season nine minutes after Poveda’s goal from Great Bend’s Berenice Prieto’s cross. Katelyn James, joined Goddard High School teammate Troll in getting into the scoring column scoring her goal with nine minutes remaining after receiving a pass from fellow freshman Ruth Cazier.
Barton improves to 2-1-0 on the season and will open conference and region play this Wednesday. The Cougars will take on Dodge City Community College at 2:00 p.m. at Cougar Field. Barton will also have a non-conference game on Thursday against MCC-Maple Woods. Game time for Thursday’s game is also 2:00 p.m. at Cougar Field.
Released: September 3, 2012 (Photo by Everett Royer of KSportImages.com)
The Barton women’s soccer team fell behind 4-0 in the first half on the way to losing 6-2 to Otero Junior College on Sunday at Cougar Field. The Rattlers of Otero had built the four goal lead before the Lady Cougars were able to get on the board with a Biana Barron spectacular goal almost thirty seven minutes into the contest. Barron, who now has three goals in two games, launched herself horizontal to score off a Hannah Fuchs blast from the right corner. Otero struck back just three minutes later to take a 5-1 lead to intermission. Playing much better in the second half, Barton cut the deficit back to three eighteen minutes into the second half as Courtney Galliher scored from a Barron assist. The Rattlers put the final tally on the board with eight minutes remaining to win by the final 6-2 margin.
Barton will have a week before returning to the field as they will take on Western Nebraska Community College on Sunday. Game time is set for 11:00 a.m. at Cougar Field.
Released: August 27, 2012
The Barton women’s soccer team won their 2012 season opener today 2-0 over Northwest College. The Lady Cougars scored once each half to revenge a defeat to the Trappers in the second game of last season. Barton’s Bianca Barron scored both the goals with the first coming just six and a half minutes into the contest and her second coming midway through the second half. The victory gave first year Head Coach Aaron Avila a welcomed birthday present in earning his first victory leading the Lady Cougars. Barton will next play tomorrow against Otero Junior College in a 4:00 p.m. contest at the Cougar Soccer Complex. Otero was a 5-0 victor over Northwest Kansas Technical College in today’s late contest. Northwest College and Northwest Kansas Technical College will square off in Sunday’s 12:00 p.m. contest.
“Today was a very good first game for us,” said Coach Avila. “Northwest was a good team and gave us a lot of challenges we adjusted to.”
The Trappers outplayed the Lady Cougars in the first half, taking a four to three shot advantage to the intermission.
“The first half was pretty typical in a season opener with both teams playing with nerves and out of sync,” said Avila. “They pressured us first half which limited our possessions. However the second half we settled down, possessed the ball much better, and created chances at goal.”
Barton outshot Northwest six to two in the second half and limited good scoring chances in earning Great Bend’s Stephanie Lomas her first victory as a Barton goalkeeper.
“We really defended well as team and limited their possessions,” Avila said. “We closed up spaces and overall I was really pleased with all the girls’ hard work throughout the entire game.”
Released: August 25, 2012 (Photo by Everett Royer of KSportImages.com)Go to Sidebar Content