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Late goal once again sinks Lady Cougars in another 2-1 defeat against Cloud County #GoBarton

Johanna Behrens battles a player for the ball
Barton's Johanna Behrens and Cloud County's Maria Barbosa duel for the ball in first half action Thursday.

Another late goal handed the Barton Community College women's soccer team a 2-1 defeat Thursday to Cloud County Community College at the Cougar Soccer Complex. Having lost to the T-birds 2-1 in Concordia on a goal with just under five minutes to play, the Lady Cougars clung to a draw before Cloud County headed in a game winner with just under ten minutes left. The loss drops Barton to 3-4-2 in the Jayhawk, 4-4-2 in Region VI play, and 5-5-3 overall while Cloud County improves to 8-2 in conference, 9-2 in region, and 9-3 on the season. The Lady Cougars' next action comes Saturday with a trip to Hesston College for a Region VI kick-off slated for 5:00 p.m.

Barton grabbed an early lead coming at the 16:34 mark as Ariadna Ramirez' perfectly placed through ball found Larissa Fagundes speeding past the defense to bury her 11th net shaker of the season beating T-bird goalkeeper Alanya Hannigan in a 1v1 situation to the near post.

Despite having a 20mph wind at their back, the Lady Cougars could manage just one other shot while Cloud County launched eight including four narrow misses and forcing Barton's Reyna Gonzalez to make a pair of saves.

With the wind advantage flipping to the T-birds in second half action, Barton held firm through the first eighteen minutes until a miss cleared corner kick resulted in Joana Villanova able to toe one through traffic for her ninth of the year in tying up the contest.

A combination of a perfectly executed play and a hesitation on the defense accounted for the game winner as Maryanne de Castro put away Villanova's cross with 9:04 left in the contest.