The Barton men’s soccer team is heading into the final stretch of the regular season. An important stretch for seeding purposes and momentum.
The Cougars won their second straight as they look to build some momentum for the post season.
Barton made it back-to-back shutouts with a 2-0 win at Northwest Tech Saturday. The win improved the Cougars to 7-3 overall this season and now 5-3 in the region standings. The Cougars are trying to get a grasp on that second spot in the region.
Northwest Tech fell to 1-5-1 in the region and 2-8-2 overall.
Barton took a lead in the contest late in the first half when Lucas Alves came through on a penalty kick. Alves earned the PK with just more than 15 minutes to play in the half and delivered with his third goal in the last two games.
The Cougars held that slim 1-0 lead until the final stages of the contest. Barton put the game away when Jose Escobedo scored on a crossing pass from Benjamin Zamora with just less than 10 minutes to play in the game.
It was a stellar defensive effort from the Cougars. Barton held the Mavericks to just one shot on goal the entire game and just six overall.
Meanwhile, Barton dominated possession of the ball. The Cougars got off 14 shots, putting 11 of those on goal.
Barton 2, Northwest Tech 0
Barton 1 1 – 2
Northwest Tech 0 0 – 0
Barton – Lucas Alves (unassisted), 29:25
Barton – Jose Escobedo (Benjamin Zamora), 80:38