The Barton Community College men’s soccer team put away Allen 4-2 on Saturday afternoon at the Cougar Soccer Complex.
The Cougars improve to 6-1-1 overall and 5-1 in Kansas Jayhawk Community College Conference play, while Allen drops to 3-4, 1-2.
Ebu Camara gave the Cougars an early 1-0 lead just 2:21 into the contest, racing down the left side of the field and beating the Allen keeper.
Allen quickly struck back a minute and a half later as Dominic Nwagwu blasted a shot just under the crossbar.
Barton regained the lead with 20:58 remaining before half as Mariano Gleso crossed a pass to Camara for a goal.
Camara returned the favor to Gelso just 2:45 into the second half, crossing a left-side pass to Gelso, who leaped in the air to put a shot past the Allen goalkeeper.
The Red Devils drew back to within one with 36:17 to play as Brett Rex converted a penalty kick, but couldn’t complete the rally.
Jovanny Bonilla got Barton’s final goal on an assist from Carter Way.
Barton will play host to Neosho County on Sunday. The women’s game starts at 2 p.m., and the men’s game starts at 4.
Lady Cougars remain undefeated in KJCCC action
Since dropping the first two games of the season, the Barton women’s soccer team has won their sixth straight game on Saturday, recording a 3-0 shutout of Allen.
The Lady Cougars recorded their fourth shutout to improve 6-2 overall and 6-0 in Kansas Jayhawk Community College Conference play. Allen falls to 5-3, 3-1.
Launching nine shots against the wind, the Lady Cougars finally broke through with 16:16 to play in the opening half.
An arcing pass off the foot of Olimpia Bonilla from a right-side corner kick found Bianca Barron, who beat Red Devils goalkeeper Keelie Arbuckle.
Holding the one-goal margin through intermission, the Lady Cougars again converted a corner kick midway through the second half. Pin-balling through a mass of humanity in front of the net, the Lady Cougars were the beneficiary of an own goal as the ball eventually caromed into the Allen net off a Red Devil defender.
Looming for the Lady Cougars is a key conference matchup on Wednesday at No. 12-ranked Hutchinson.