With the defense keeping a clean slate for the fifth time this season, the offensive attack broke through with two late goals as the Barton Community College men’s soccer team defeated MCC-Maple Woods 2-0 Tuesday afternoon at the Cougar Soccer Complex. The non-conference victory improves the nationally receiving votes Cougars to 12-2 on the season while the Monarchs slipping to 4-8 on the year. Coming down to the final two games of the season, the third place 6-2 Cougars return to conference action Saturday hosting Coffeyville Community College (0-7-1, 4-10-1) in a 4:00 p.m. kick before wrapping up the regular season Monday, October 26, at Kansas City Kansas Community College.
Defense was paramount throughout the contest as the Cougar backline limited MCC-Maple Woods to only three shots while the Monarchs were also impressive limiting the Barton attack to a season low nine shots.
Renan Sousa put the nail in the coffin with 3:13 to play as the sophomore standout anticipated a midfield pass carrying through the defense beating the Monarch keeper near post for his team leading thirteenth goal of the season.