The Barton Community College men's soccer team raced out to a three goal first half advantage in its season opener, cruising to a 5-0 victory today over Northeast Community College in Norfolk, Nebraska.
Along with the defensive shutout captained by goalkeeper Luciano Trasolini, fellow freshman forward Colin Roemer had a historic debut on the program's single game chart scoring a second best nine points behind a third best four goals.
Barton jumped out to the three goal lead off the foot of Roemer, getting the game winner from Toranosuke Abe, rattling the nets later on a penalty kick goal and before capping the first forty-five minutes putting away Jose Escobedo's pass.
The Cougars will get a severe test in the early portion of the season in hosting two nationally ranked teams in this weekend's Barton Classic. Barton will kick-off at 10:00 a.m. in each of its two matchups, beginning with No. 18 ranked Laramie County Community College on Friday and No. 6 Trinidad State Junior College in the Saturday matchup. In the high noon games each day, former Barton legendary head coach Oliver Twelvetrees brings his No. 11 ranked Eastern Florida State College squad to the pitch taking on Trinidad State on Friday before concluding the Classic on Saturday against Laramie County.
Admission to the weekend's Classic is free to fans with live streaming and online statistics found at www.BartonSports.com.