GARDEN CITY — The Barton Community College women’s soccer team defeated Garden City 3-1 on Wednesday night to close its season.
With the win, the Lady Cougars wrapped up their regular season with a 9-7-1 record and guaranteed their fifth straight winning season.
Barton also secured a fifth-place finish in the Kansas Jayhawk Community College Conference and Region VI, improving to 8-4 in conference and 9-4 in the region.
“Tonight, the girls showed a lot of heart to get this win in our last regular season game,” said Barton head coach Shawn Uhlenhake. “The girls have done an awesome job of working together and finding ways to finish and win games. It will give us needed momentum carrying into the playoffs on Monday.”
The Lady Cougars return to the road to play their Region VI first-round playoff game on Monday, Oct. 24, against an opponent yet to be determined.
Garden City scored the first goal of the night 19 minutes into the game, only to have the Lady Cougars answer 10 minutes later as Great Bend native Jennifer Allende fed Courtney Calliher to tie the game.
After being tied through halftime, Monica McCarthy scored the first of her two goals just six minutes into the second period from a Jordan Gallacher assist.
McCarthy sealed the Barton victory with sixteen minutes remaining, as she stuck a Jessica Rosenberg assist into the goal to give the Lady Cougars the final 3-1 victory.
BCC’s Alexander named KJCCC goalie of the week
Barton Community College men’s soccer goalkeeper Nicholas Alexander has been named Kansas Jawyhawk Community College Conference Verizon Wireless Goalkeeper of the Week.
Alexander is 15-3 on the season, recording his seventh shutout of the year last week against Northern Oklahoma College.
Playing 270 minutes in goal this past week, Alexander turned away eight shots, surrendering two goals with one coming via a penalty kick.
“This is very much a deserved honor for Nick,” Barton head coach Oliver Twelvetrees said. “He has played in every single minute of every game and has kept us in a lot of games this season.”
The Cougars wrapped up its regular season on Saturday with a 3-1 victory over Kansas City Kansas.
Barton,11-7 overall, 8-2 in the KJCCC and 8-3 in the region, will host a first-round Region VI playoff game on Tuesday, Oct. 25, against an opponent to be named later.