The Barton Community College women’s soccer team opened up the Coffeyville defense for 10 goals on Thursday in a 10-0 shutout.
The Cougars were led by Catalina Gutierrez, who found the net four times in the game. She recorded a hat trick in the first half alone.
“It felt really good,” Gutierrez said. “I got a new knee brace today and it just felt like I was in the zone, so I was like I’m going to score. I didn’t want to stop, and I am very proud that I got the hat trick.
“We said before the game that as soon as we get in there, we’re just going to shoot. We’re going to score and get them down, and I’m glad that I was the one to do that.”
Gutierrez opened the match by scoring just 26 seconds in, followed by another goal 10 minutes later. In both instances, Gutierrez got a good pass well outside the box, and was able to move the ball past the defense to score.
Jessica Rosenberg and Bailey Avery each scored two goals in the first half, and Great Bend High School graduate Gabriela Moreno scored one goal and had an assist in the first half to make it 8-0.
Barton head coach Shawn Uhlenhake said that it was good to score so many goals.
“It’s nice to score goals,” Uhlenhake said. “It’s nice to win. Last Tuesday, we went up to Kansas City and had the opposite outcome, so it’s nice to score goals. We’ve given up a lot of goals (this season), but that’s just transition stuff that we’re trying to figure out as a group. But it’s nice to know that we can score goals when we have the opportunity to.”
Gutierrez scored her fourth goal to open the second half.
Another Great Bend graduate, Jennifer Allende, concluded the scoring with 3:45 remaining by getting past the defense and beating Ravens goalkeeper Mary Langebartel, who had 11 saves to go along with the 10 goals allowed.
The Cougars are 2-3 this season, but are 1-0 in the Kansas Jayhawk Community College Western Division after Thursday’s game.