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Cougars take care of Garden; 3rd ranked Cowley next

It will not determine the Jayhawk West title. That is already been won by Cowley.

But it is quite a way to close out the regular season.

A battle of Top 20 teams Saturday at the Barton Soccer Complex. The Barton men’s soccer team took care of its final bit of business prior to that battle with a 4-1 win over Garden City Wednesday afternoon.

Now the 19th ranked Cougars await the No. 3 team in the nation. Cowley will pay a visit to Barton Saturday for that regular season finale between the ranked foes.

Cowley has already wrapped up the Jayhawk West title with a 9-0 conference mark. The lone loss for the Tigers this season came Monday when Cowley lost at Crowder College in Missouri.

Barton is 8-2-1 with one of those losses a 2-0 setback at Cowley three weeks back.

The Cougars had some trouble in getting past a Garden City team that is winless in conference this season. The Broncbusters are 0-8-1 and last in the West.

Garden, however, was coming off a non-conference win over Southeast Community College in its most recent outing.

The two teams traded first half goals with Barton’s Shizu Yohena giving the Cougars a 1-0 lead 15 minutes in before Garden tied it with 10 minutes left in the half.

Barton scored all three second half goals for the 4-1 win.

Gabrielle Privitera, Ivan Zuniga, and Felipe D’Agostini all found the net as Barton slowly pulled away in the final 45 minutes.

In that regular season finale Saturday, it should be an exciting day on the pitch.

The women’s game will also feature a ranked foe at Cowley is ranked No. 13 on the women’s side as well with it’s 10-1-1 mark. The Barton women are 8-3-1. That match will kick at 2 pm.

The battle of ranked teams on the men’s side will follow at approximately 4 pm.

Barton 4, Garden 1

Garden                    1  0 – 1

Barton                     1  3 – 4

Barton – Yohena, 15:00

Garden – Lual, 35:00

Barton – Privitera, 51:00

Barton – Zuniga, 58:00

Barton – D’Agostini, 70:00