Barton breaks open scoreless tie in second half

Barton breaks open scoreless tie in second half

L, 6-1

By Mike Pilosof

Great Bend, KS-It was a 45-minute period that the Broncbusters would like to forget.

After holding Barton scoreless in the first half, the Cougars exploded for six goals in the second, as Barton beat Garden City 6-1 Saturday afternoon.

Less than two minutes into the second half, Daniela Paez sent a cross into the box that Gabriela Freitas headed into the net. Then, in the 19th minute, Kurumi Arakawa launched a 30-yard missile that went over Kaylee Keller's head. Kadin Stinson added  a goal a minute later that was followed by Alexsandra Fernandes's rocket from just inside the 20 made it 4-0. Freitas chipped in her second goal with less than eight minutes remaining, and Joana Figueras rolled one past Keller in the 88th minute.

Garden City avoided the shutout when Catherine Small took advantage of an overplay and sailed a ball over Aida Saenz's outstretched arms.

Barton out shot Garden City 26-2. Keller recorded three saves.

The Broncbusters are back home Wednesday afternoon vs. Pratt. Game time set for 4:30 p.m.