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Cougars break through in shutout victory to sweep season series over Garden City #GoBarton

Cougars break through in shutout victory to sweep season series over Garden City #GoBarton

Erupting for four second half goals in its earlier season's meeting, the Barton Community College men's soccer team once again used a strong second half performance against Garden City Community College sending the Broncbusters home Saturday afternoon with a 2-0 defeat at the Cougar Soccer Complex. Barton broke the scoreless deadlock eight minutes into the second frame to snap a near 245 minutes scoreless drought before tacking on another midway through the half while a stout defensive line allowed just one shot towards frame. The victory improves Barton to 3-2-1 in conference play, 4-2-1 in Region VI, and 8-4-1 on the season in dropping Garden City to 3-9 on the season with a 2-6 and 2-7 conference and region record respectively. Barton's next action will come on Monday with a trip to Goodland, Kansas, for a pivotal second place Region VI contest at 6-4-1 Northwest Kansas Technical College in a 5:00 p.m. kick-off.

The official span of 244:55 minutes without scoring a goal came to an end at the 7:55 mark of the second frame as Carlos Castrejon rattled the nets with a rocket launched outside the eighteen for the Georgia native's second of the season.

Defender Victor Gonzalez helped deliver the dagger with 18:58 left as the Spaniard sent his first collegiate assist nearly fifty yards up field for a speedy Sora Wakabayashi whose touch lobbed the ball over head of goalkeeper Kender Acevedo for the freshman from Japan's fourth goal of the year.

The Cougars outshot the Broncbusters 13-5 with eight targeted on frame while allowing just one to reach Barton net tender Luciano Trasolini.