If the Barton Community College women’s soccer team gave any indication of struggling offensively this season, Tuesday the Lady Cougars looked like an offensive juggernaut in a 7-0 rout of Kansas City Kansas at the Cougar Soccer/Track Complex.
Scoring five first-half goals against a 20 mph south wind, the Lady Cougars finished with 30 shots forcing the Blue Devils keeper into 11 saves on the day.
The victory evens Barton’s season mark at 2-2-2 and conference record to 1-1-1 while dropping KCK to 0-2 in both conference and season record.
Freshman Scarlett Real had a break-out game, scoring four of the Lady Cougars’ first five goals.
Real turned a KCK miscue into a one-on-one situation with the Blue Devils keeper sending a left foot shot to the near post just four minutes into the contest.
Aliya Marshall quickly buried KCK into a two-goal deficit just a moment later, finishing off a great midfield turn and pass by Danielle Borelli to left foot drive the ball to the upper left corner.
Millie York help set up Real for her second goal of the day with 37:15 remaining after York sent a deep forward ball into the wind. Outmaneuvering the Blue Devils defense, Real beat the keeper high to the far post giving Barton a 3-0 lead.
Missing an attempt for a hat-trick, Real took advantage of her next opportunity, blasting a Maria Rodriguez pass to the far post.
Entering the Barton record books at the 33:03 mark of the first half, Real buried a Lisa Lagos pass to tie for the 12th spot on the most goals scored in a game along with nine other former Lady Cougars.
Putting up 11 shots with 10 on goal against the first half wind, the Lady Cougars put up 19 second-half shots with eight coming within frame.
Two of the eight came from midfielder Maria Munoz, who connected on both her shots to give Barton added cushion in the lead.
Stealing a KCK pass to the midfield, the 5-foot-1 freshman from Topeka dribbled in and launched from outside the 18-foot mark off the fingertips of the Blue Devils keeper to the far post.
Three minutes later York got her second assist of the day feeding Munoz, who dribbled past three defenders into the 18-foot mark finding the top 90 far post.
Barton will step out of conference action on Saturday traveling to El Dorado as the Lady Cougars will take on No. 13-ranked Tyler Junior College at 1 p.m. for its biggest test of the season.