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Barton women play to scoreless draw on Tuesday
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Barton Community Colleges Igor Barbosa (14) controls the ball against Northern Oklahomas Grant Wilks in the second half at Cougar Field on Tuesday. - photo by COURTESY PHOTO

On a day where the offense attack wasn’t hitting its mark, the Barton men’s defense stepped up to preserve a 1-0 victory over Northern Oklahoma College –Tonkawa on Tuesday at Cougar Field.
The non-conference win improved the Cougars overall record to 9-7 on the season with two conference games remaining. BCC hosts Allen County today at 4 in the Cougars’ home finale.
In a defensive battle that only allowed six shots on goal total for the two teams, the Cougars were good enough offensively to get the narrow victory. Barton’s lone goal came with 10:48 remaining in the first half as Ahmad Bah found Jonson Shaad, who beat the goalie to the lower right corner. 
“Our whole backline was impressive today,” Barton head coach Oliver Twelvetrees said. “Everyone showed the heart and determination to get the win we needed.”

BCC battles to scoreless tie with Northern Oklahoma
The Barton Community College women’s soccer team started its challenging week of games Tuesday at Cougar Field with a scoreless tie with Northern Oklahoma College–Tonkawa. 
Stepping out of conference play in Tuesday’s action, the Lady Cougars remain tied for fourth place in the Kansas Jayhawk Community College Conference Western Division at 6-3 while moving their record to 7-6-1 on the season. Barton has three remaining games with the next two at home, beginning with Allen County today at 2 p.m.
“I was really proud of the way the girls competed today,” Barton head coach Shawn Uhlenhake said. “I thought our defense played the best they have all year by being the first to the ball and things really difficult for their forwards. It would have been nice to get the win but we can be proud of our effort and play today.”