Barton Community College women’s soccer team’s Edith “Scarlett” Real put her name in the school record books last Wednesday versus Kansas City Kansas Community College with her four goal first half thus earning her the KJCCC Verizon Wireless Player of the Week honor.With the Lady Cougars in an offensive funk this season, the Dodge City freshman got Barton off to a fast start scoring her first of four goals by the fourth minute of play. Less than four minutes later Real scored her second and completed her goal assault within the game’s first twenty-one minutes. Her effort placed her tied for twelfth in school history and had her fifth shot on goal not hit the crossbar, Real would have jumped to fifth in the record books.
The Lady Cougars looked like an offensive juggernaut in the 7-0 rout of the KCK Blue Devils scoring five first half goals against a 20 mph south wind. Barton finished with thirty shots forcing the Blue Devil keeper into eleven saves on the day.
Having scored just one goal in the season’s previous six contests, the 5’4″ Real had her break out game scoring four of the Lady Cougars’ first five goals. Turning a KCK miscue into a one-on-one situation with the Blue Devil keeper, Real sent 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 Devil 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 twelfth spot on the most goals scored in a game along with nine other former Lady Cougars.
Putting up eleven shots with ten on goal against the first half wind, the Lady Cougars put up nineteen 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 5’1″ freshman from Topeka dribbled in and launched from outside the 18′ off the fingertips of the Blue Devil 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′ finding the top 90 far post.
After a trip conference road trip to Coffeyville Community College on Wednesday, the 2-4-2 on the season and 1-1-1 in conference play Lady Cougars return home to the Cougar Soccer Complex for a Saturday contest against Johnson County Community College. Kick-off for the women’s Jayhawk conference battle is 1:00 p.m. followed by the men’s contest at 3:00 p.m.