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MARS HILL — The visiting Barton College women’s soccer team could not overcome a first-half goal and dropped a 1-0 NCAA Division II nonconference decision to Mars Hill on Wednesday.
The Lady Bulldogs suffered their seventh loss against seven wins and three ties. Mars Hill improved to 3-11-1.
In the 32nd minute, the Lady Lions’ Julia Johnson fielded a pass from Leah Hairfield, broke through the Barton defense and beat Lady Bulldogs’ senior goalkeeper Haley Sauls one-on -one.
Barton was limited to a shot each from junior Laisy Scardazzi, junior Jordyn Brown and freshman Kylie Bowers, Only Bowers’ shot was on goal.
Mars Hill registered 18 shots with nine on goal and claimed a 5-2 edge in corner kicks.
In goal for Barton, Sauls and sophomore Megan Bolick each played 45 minutes, with Bolick posting six saves and Sauls a pair. Mars Hill keeper Kaitlyn Daznglemazier had one save.
Barton ends the regular season at noon Saturday with its homecoming encounter with Div. II Conference Carolinas foe King (Tennessee) University.
HARTSVILLE, S.C. — The Barton College men’s soccer team gave up a goal at the end of the first half and early in the second half Wednesday and were never really in the match en route to a 5-0 loss at former Conference Carolinas foe Coker College.
Five different players scored for Coker of the South Atlantic Conference, which improved to 4-8-1. Barton, already eliminated from postseason consideration in Conference Carolinas, departed 5-11-1.
Aladdin Elfares had three assists for Coker, feeding Jacob Simonis with 63 seconds left in the half. Elfares added an unassisted goal in the 47th minute to put Barton down 2-0, and a pair of Elfares assists to Cameron McDonald and Joao Silva in the 62nd minute doubled up the deficit at 4-0.
Francisco Vargas added a finish in the 88th for the Cobras to cap the scoring.
Barton was outshot 14-5 as senior goalkeeper Jens Madsen Hordvik had five saves.
The Bulldogs conclude 2017, their first under head coach Ian McMichael, on Saturday when King University visits as part of homecoming festivities. Kickoff is set for 2 p.m.