The Barton Community College men's soccer team trailed for nearly sixty-three minutes Saturday evening at Concordia's Harold M. Clark Stadium but stayed the course before putting two on the board including the game winner with eighteen seconds on the clock to defeat Cloud County Community College 2-1.
The victory was the first in Concordia since 2013 while snapping a five game losing streak to the T-birds as the Cougars take over the driver's seat in the Jayhawk West at 4-0-1 and 8-1-1 on the season and dropping Cloud County to 5-1-0 and 6-4-0 overall. Barton's next action comes on Wednesday in a 2:00 p.m. kick at the Cougar Soccer Complex hosting Northwest Kansas Technical College.
Cloud County created a bit of unlucky result for the Cougars 21:35 into the contest as Jean-Pierre Dasylva nineteen yard free kick was stopped by keeper Felipe Baeza but trickled out of the mitts allowing Djougher Oliveira to boot in the rebound for the lead.
Freshman Damia Viader proved catalyst in the final twenty-seven minutes, delivering his first assist taking Damen Marcu's dump in and sending a perfect through ball in a crowded box to Gabriel Arraes on the back side as the conference's leading scorer rattled the nets for the 11th time of the season.
Viader's sixth assist of the year was another clutch delivery, working down the left flank before sending a pass mid-box to Marcu launching a thirteen yard missile through the defenders and past the diving keeper for the game winner.
Barton outshot the T-birds by two in the first forty-five and six in second half forcing twelve Cloud County saves with the Cougars' Baeza improving to 5-0 on the year coming up with three saves.