It took over seventy-eight minutes but the Barton Community College men's soccer team again found a way to win in earning a 1-0 nail biter Tuesday evening at Dodge City Community College.
Nicolas Torres picked an opportune time to score his first collegiate goal, providing the game winner with 11:26 to play to break the scoreless deadlock. With Gabriel Arraes' deflected shot coming off the Dodge City goalkeeper's chest, the freshman from Chile one-touched the rebound just outside the eighteen with a rocket to the back of the net past the Conquistador defenders..
The seventh straight win keeps the 9th ranked Cougars atop the conference standings and in control of the crown destiny at 8-0-1 and 12-1-1 on the season while dropping third place Dodge City to 5-3-1 and 8-4-1 overall. Barton's next time on the pitch comes Saturday in a 3:00 p.m. kick-off at Pratt Community College.
Felipe Baeza improved to 8-0 as the Cougar's net protector on the season anchoring a stout defensive line that allowed just three shots on frame.