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Cougars break through in shutout victory to sweep season series over Garden City #GoBarton

Barton's Cyprien N'goma and Hiroo Kimura charge defender and ball.

Erupting for four second half goals in its earlier season's meeting, the Barton Community College men's soccer team once again used a strong second half performance against Garden City Community College sending the Broncbusters home Saturday afternoon with a 2-0 defeat at the Cougar Soccer Complex. Barton broke the scoreless deadlock eight minutes into the second frame to snap a near 245 minutes scoreless drought before tacking on another midway through the half while a stout defensive line allowed just one shot towards frame. The victory improves Barton to 3-2-1 in conference play, 4-2-1 in Region VI, and 8-4-1 on the season in dropping Garden City to 3-9 on the season with a 2-6 and 2-7 conference and region record respectively. Barton's next action will come on Monday with a trip to Goodland, Kansas, for a pivotal second place Region VI contest at 6-4-1 Northwest Kansas Technical College in a 5:00 p.m. kick-off.

The official span of 244:55 minutes without scoring a goal came to an end at the 7:55 mark of the second frame as Carlos Castrejon rattled the nets with a rocket launched outside the eighteen for the Georgia native's second of the season.

Defender Victor Gonzalez helped deliver the dagger with 18:58 left as the Spaniard sent his first collegiate assist nearly fifty yards up field for a speedy Sora Wakabayashi whose touch lobbed the ball over head of goalkeeper Kender Acevedo for the freshman from Japan's fourth goal of the year.

The Cougars outshot the Broncbusters 13-5 with eight targeted on frame while allowing just one to reach Barton net tender Luciano Trasolini.