Five first half goals powered the Barton Community College women's soccer team to a 6-0 win Saturday evening at Garden City Community College.
The victory improves Barton to 7-0-1 in conference and 8-2-1 on the season while dropping Garden City to 2-6-0 and 2-8-0. The Cougars next contest comes in a 2:00 p.m. Wednesday kick-off hosting Hutchinson Community College as the Blue Dragons are one of two other teams with title hopes at 6-1-1 in the Jayhawk West and 8-1-1 overall.
Laura Maria put the Cougars first two goals on the board, the first coming just 4:13 into the contest coming on Domenica Pena's first of two assists in the game. Seven minutes later the freshman struck again season from fellow Brazil countryman Larissa Fagundes.
Fagundes also had a foot in Barton's next two goals, eighteen seconds later knocking in Pena's second assist of the contest before returning the favor in taking Maria's pass to find Pena with 17:51 remaining in the half for a 4-0 Cougar lead.
Reigning conference and national player of the week Rayssa Neres would push the lead to five into the halftime break in completing the pin point passing of Luisa Souza and Raley Mantz. Neres put the final touches on Barton's seventh straight game of five or more goals with a late second net rattler from Larissa Modesto for her 26th of the year in moving in to the 5th spot in program single game history.
Keeper of the net Reyna Gonzalez worked the first forty-five minutes of action to turn back two Broncbuster shots on frame improving to 5-2-1 on the year with Priscilla Munoz rejecting another attempt in the final frame to keep the sheet clean.
4:13 – Laura Maria (14), Assist Domenica Pena (3)
11:32 – Laura Maria (15), Assist Larissa Fagundes (9)
11:50 - Larissa Fagundes (12), Assist Domenica Pena (4)
27:09 – Domenica Pena (4), Assist Larissa Fagundes (10)
38:45 – Rayssa Neres (25), Assists Luisa Souza (5) and Raley Mantz (2)
89:57 – Rayssa Neres (26), Assist Larissa Modesto (3)