Coming off a disappointing conference loss on Saturday the Barton Community College women’s soccer team put together a solid road win Tuesday at Hesston College pulling away for a 3-0 victory. The non-conference win improved the Lady Cougars to 5-4-2 on the season while dropping Hesston to 3-5-1 on the season.
Maria Rodriguez got the Lady Cougars off to a good start just 9:24 into the contest as the freshman from Garden City slipped through the crowd to head in a Millie York free kick from well outside the 18′.
Barton would go scoreless the rest of the half and into the second frame until Aliya Marshall stepped up to score the first of her two goals with just under thirty minutes remaining in the game. Taking a pass from the midfield by Rodriguez, Marshall settled just inside the 18′ then beat a Lark defender and keeper to find the net. Thirteen and a half minutes later the sophomore from Wichita received a pass at the midfield from Sydne Harpenau then utilized her speed to outrace the defense to strike it far post past the diving Lark goalkeeper.
Barton will have an eight day break from competition until Wednesday, October 1, as the Lady Cougars host No. 20 ranked Hutchinson Community College. The Lady Cougars sit in fourth place in the Jayhawk standings at 2-2-1 while Hutchinson leads the pack at 3-0-1 and 4-1-1 overall. Kickoff for the pivotal conference matchup is 4:00 p.m. at the Cougar Soccer/Track Complex.