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Barton women clinch title over the weekend; close out season with win Monday

With the Jayhawk Conference title securely in its pocket, the Barton women’s soccer team closed out the regular season with a dominating win.


The Cougars will now wait to see who their opponent will be to open the postseason Saturday.


After wrapping up the conference title Saturday afternoon at Garden City it was a matter of staying healthy in the win over Seward County Monday.


Barton finishes the regular season with a 12-1-3 mark for 39 points. Kansas City Kansas finished second with an 11-3-2 record with 35 points. Cowley and Hutch were next with 31 and 30 points.


Barton dominated the contest with Seward. In addition to the big score difference, Barton got off 36 shots to just three for the Saints. The Cougars put 26 of those on goal to just two for the Saints.


Aya Saiki scored three goals in the win to run her season total to 14. Nina Norshie added a pair and has 17 to lead the Cougars.


Ivanna Faria scored her fourth goal of the season, Yulisa Valdez recorded her second and OceAne Deslauries put her first goal of the year in the net for the Cougars.


In the title clinching win over Garden City Saturday, Faria scored twice in the first half as Barton built a 3-0 halftime lead on the Broncbusters.


Faria scored both goals in a matter of 27 seconds as Barton’s lead went from 1-0 to 3-0 in a blink of an eye.


Faria's first goal came 23:21 into the contest and the second 23:48 in.


Now it’s on to the Region VI Championships as Barton looks to make a return trip to the NJCAA Championships. 


The Cougars will host a first round contest Saturday. Their opponent will be announced most likely later today.


Barton 8, Seward 1

Seward 0  1 - 1

Barton 7  1 - 8

Barton - Saiki (Valdez), 16:37

Barton - Norshie (Faria) 18:27

Barton - Faria (Sato), 22:13

Barton Deslauriers (Saiki), 23:18

Barton - Saiki (Bagnost), 25:40

Barton - Norshie (Sato), 28:09

Barton - Valdez (none), 30:48

Barton - Saiki (Norshie, Valdez), 48:05

Seward - Williams (none), 62:53



Barton 5, Garden 1

Barton 3  2 - 5

Garden 0  1 - 1

Barton - Jolly (none), 8:52

Barton - Faria (Norhie, Mahiaoui) 23:21

Barton - Faria (Saiki), 23:48

Garden - Hume (Medina), 68:17

Barton - Saiki (none), 78:57

Barton - Valdez (Kojima), 82:07