It wasn't a shutout like five days ago when the Barton Community College men's soccer team defeated host Garden City Community College, but it was a quality win nonetheless as the Cougars rallied from an early deficit for a 2-1 win over the Broncbusters Monday at the Cougar Soccer Complex. The victory moved the Cougars into a second place tie in the Jayhawk West at 4-3 improving to 8-3 on the season while sending Garden City to 1-6 and 9-8 on the year. The result also solidifies the Cougars' top four regional standing moving to within a half game of second place at 6-3 with Garden City sitting in the fourth spot at 4-6. Next up for the Cougars will be a Thursday regional home game versus Hesston College. Kick-off set at 4:00 p.m.T
he Cougars were unable to clear an early corner kick resulting in the lone Broncbuster goal as Felipe Andrade sent in a twenty-five yard missile to the far post as 7:31 had ticked off the clock.
Scoring both the goals in the Cougars' 2-0 win last week in Garden City, Lucas Alves terrorized the defense again for the equalizer. Taking a Julio Vicente pass sent in from the mid-field stripe, Alves faked inside before rolling to the left striking far post for the sophomore's sixth of the year and fourth in last six games.
The second half game winner was exciting from a Cougars' standpoint with Alves pulling the trigger from a corner kick with consecutive headers to follow. Rising up to meet Alves' entry, Kota Endo just missed the game winning header banging it off the crossbar rebounding out to the six where defenseman Boris Nana Tonzi springboarded in the air placing a header right back into goal for the France native's first collegiate score with 34:45 remaining in the contest.