The Barton Community College women's soccer team scored two first half goals then held off a Garden City Community College second half charge to pick up a 2-1 road victory today at Broncbuster Stadium. The Lady Cougars improve to 4-4 in conference play and 4-6 overall while Garden City drops to 3-5 and 5-8 on the season. Coming off consecutive road games, Barton will begin a three game home stretch Saturday with a 2:00 p.m. kick versus Allen County Community College. Barton will then have two remaining home games on October 20 and October 24 before wrapping up regular season play October 26 in Kansas City.
In undoubtedly one of the fastest goals in Barton women's soccer history, freshman Jennifer Mendez gave the Lady Cougars the early edge scoring within the game's first thirty seconds for her seventh of the season as sophomore Maria Rodriguez distributed her second assist of the season. Eleven minutes later Rodriquez came through with the game winner scoring her second goal of the season with 33:13 left in the half.
With the offensive attack unable to add to the lead, the Barton defense rose to the occasion surrendering a lone goal by the Broncbusters' Sandra Mendoza with only 5:27 remaining.