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Lady Cougars defeat Lady Monarchs
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The Barton Community College women’s soccer team captured a 2-1 victory over Metropolitan Community College (Maple Woods) at the BCC soccer and track complex on Thursday afternoon.
“I’m excited we played well against a really good team,” Barton head coach Aaron Avila said. “We possessed the ball well, which is something we haven’t done real well against teams of this caliber.”
The Lady Cougars struck first just 12 minutes into the game as Courtney Galliher found the net after a corner kick.
MCC tied the game on a Taylor Blakely free kick that just cleared Barton goalkeeper Cecilee Horlacher’s reach.  
“Overall, I was pleased with our performance, including our defensive effort,” Avila said. “We created chances, missed a few opportunities, but gave ourselves chances.
“Defensively, we limited them to only three shots on goal with the lone goal coming off a free kick. That’s two free kicks in the last two days that could have easily turned into shutout victories.”
With less than two minutes to play, Bianca Barron received a pass just outside the penalty box from Ruth Cazier, split two defenders, and blasted a shot for the game-winning goal near the post.
Barron has a team-high seven goals in five games this season.
The Lady Cougars (4-1) travel to Coffeyville on Wednesday for a Kansas Jayhawk Community College Conference game, starting at 5 p.m.