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Barton women protect home opener with trio of second half goals

Larissa Fagundes dribbles ball up field

The Barton Community College women's soccer team opened up home portion of season schedule today scoring three second half goals in taking a 3-0 victory over Central Christian College. Outshooting the Tigers 8-2 in the first half, the Lady Cougars took advantage of a mild 10mph south wind at the Cougar Soccer Complex in sending twelve shots on frame in finding the net a trio of times. The victory evens Barton's mark at 1-1 heading into a seven day layoff before heading to State Fair Community College in Sedalia, Missouri, on August 31.

A couple of freshman accounted for the scoring with El Paso, Texas, native Jessica Simental breaking the scoring the drought just shy of six minutes into the second frame. Taking the ball down the right flank, Simental sent a rocket from the edge of the eighteen across the box to beat Tiger goalkeeper Keely Clairmont to the upper 90 for her first collegiate goal at the official 39:11 left in the game.

Less than four minutes later at the 35:28 mark, Larissa Fagundes notched her first collegiate goal giving Hays freshman Tressa Becker's first credited assist. Fagundes one-touched Becker's blast from the top of eighteen after Clairmont rejected the shot, banging in the rebound to the near post. Six minutes later the Brazilian struck again taking Priscilla Munoz' entry pass then beating Clairmont far post with 29:08 to play.

Barton will take the next seven days away from competition before heading to Missouri kicking off a five game road stretch with the next home game coming September 19 against Hesston College.