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8th Ranked Barton Women’s Soccer Plays to 1-1 Draw with 14th Ranked Cowley


GREAT BEND, Kan. ( – The 8th ranked Barton Community College women’s soccer team led for nearly 60-minutes over 14th ranked Cowley College on Saturday but it wasn’t enough as an equalizing goal with 27:27 remaining furnished a 1-1 draw at the Cougar Soccer Complex.

The result leaves the Cougars 3-1-2 overall on the season and in league play while the Tigers move to 4-0-2 overall and in conference action.

Barton will return to the pitch Wednesday night with a road trip to Garden City Community College for a 4:00 p.m. kickoff at Broncbuster Stadium.

It took just 3:19 before the Cougars netted the game’s opening marker with Beatriz Baldi delivering her first collegiate goal coming on a near post-strike knocking home Nina Norshie‘s setup cross sent into the box.

The lead held until just under 28-minutes remaining as quick passing between Sara Esinosa and Laura Pouedras found an unmarked Nella Nevalinen shaping up a perfectly placed top-shelf, 30-yard strike just over the Cougars’ keeper Mio Tanaka‘s outstretched hands.

Barton created multiple chances for the go-ahead score behind its 15-5 shot advantage, but the Tigers’ netminder Kanon Dehama denied four of the five shots faced on frame.

The draw moves Tanka’s record in net to 3-1-2 on the season after making one save.

Series Notes:

  • Saturday’s contest marked the third straight time both teams were nationally ranked
  • Barton leads the overall series 11-2-2
  • Barton leads the series at home 6-0-2

Game Notes:

  • Nina Norshie:
    • Her assist brought her career total in points to 101, tying Rayssa Neres (2018) for 6th most and two back from Flavia Bernardes (2008-2009) for 5th.