The Barton Community College men’s soccer team held Western Nebraska scoreless on Sunday at the soccer and track complex.
Barton won 6-0 in its final game before opening the Kansas Jayhawk Community College Conference season.
“Overall, I was happy with how the boys played,” Barton head coach Oliver Twelvetrees said. “They completed most of their passes, kept possession of the ball. We created opportunities to score by the end.”
Mariano Gelso broke the stalemate with 23:32 remaining in the first half. He took a cross pass from Carter Way and headed it into the net.
With 8:47 remaining in the first half, Jovanny Bonilla took a long shot from just outside the goalie’s box, making it 2-0 at halftime.
In the second half, Barton buried Western Nebraska with four goals, two from Ebu Camara, one from Diogo Quirino and one from Sam McCrillis, who was the KJCCC Player of the Week last week.
“We finished with 18 shots on goal, so we were able to get some quality chances to score,” Twelvetrees said. “They had some clear shots on our goal, but Mauricio (Vargas) had some good saves in there for us. It was a team win.”
Barton (2-0-1) entertains Dodge City on Wednesday at 4 p.m. to open the KJCCC season.
“I think we’re starting to find our identity as a team, how we attack,” Twelvetrees said. “The players know their roles a little better. Now we just need to stick to it now that we’re starting to get into our conference games.”
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