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Barton men’s soccer gets defensive in 2-0 win over MCC-Maple Woods

Barton men’s soccer gets defensive in 2-0 win over MCC-Maple Woods

With the defense keeping a clean slate for the fifth time this season, the offensive attack broke through with two late goals as the Barton Community College men's soccer team defeated MCC-Maple Woods 2-0 Tuesday afternoon at the Cougar Soccer Complex.  The non-conference victory improves the nationally receiving votes Cougars to 12-2 on the season while the Monarchs slipping to 4-8 on the year.  Coming down to the final two games of the season, the third place 6-2 Cougars return to conference action Saturday hosting Coffeyville Community College (0-7-1, 4-10-1) in a 4:00 p.m. kick before wrapping up the regular season Monday, October 26, at Kansas City Kansas Community College.

Defense was paramount throughout the contest as the Cougar backline limited MCC-Maple Woods to only three shots while the Monarchs were also impressive limiting the Barton attack to a season low nine shots.

Uriel Heredia finally broke through the Monarch wall giving the Cougars the game winner for his second goal of season putting away Juan Barron's through ball with 12:50 remaining.  

Renan Sousa put the nail in the coffin with 3:13 to play as the sophomore standout anticipated a midfield pass carrying through the defense beating the Monarch keeper near post for his team leading thirteenth goal of the season.