Mother nature was the only thing to slow down the Barton Community College men’s soccer team Tuesday night as four first half goals led to the non-conference victory at Hesston College. With the game being called at halftime due to inclement weather rolling through central Kansas, the Cougars forty-five minute effort improved Barton to 3-3-3 on the season while dropping Hesston to 9-5.
Just like in the women’s contest earlier, it didn’t take the Cougars long to score as Renan Sousa converted a penalty kick just 7:03 into the game. Four minutes later Matt Sherrod scored the first of the freshman’s two goals on the night rebounding a shot fifteen yards out to beat the goalkeeper lower far post. As if Sherrod had a stopwatch in his pocket the Maize High School product again struck four minutes later finishing off Jose Mijares’ pass giving Barton the three goal lead with 29:54 left. Nicolas Bernal put the finishing touches on the scoring with 4:20 remaining utilizing an Enrique Guyton pass to beat the Lark keeper one-on-one and give Barton the 4-0 decisive advantage.
Barton will next prepare for a pivotal conference match on Sunday, September 28, as the Cougars host Cloud County Community College in 4:00 p.m. Jayhawk battle at the Cougar Soccer/Track Complex. The Cougars sit in third place in the Jayhawk standings at 2-1-2 while the T-Birds are currently atop the standings at 3-1-1 and 3-4-1 overall.