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BARTON ROUNDUP: Goals continue to elude BC soccer teams

Barton senior goalkeeper Cara Davis, stretching for a ball over the crossbar during a game Thursday, Aug. 31, against Wingate at Truist Stadium, had five saves Sunday as the Bulldogs and host Coker battled to a scoreless draw in Hartsville, S.C. Matt Proseus | Barton College

HARTSVILLE, S.C. — The Barton College women’s soccer team didn’t score for the second straight match to start the season but the Bulldogs didn’t get the loss this time.

Barton and host Coker ended in a scoreless draw in a rare Sunday nonconference match at Cobras Athletic Field. The Bulldogs (0-1-1), who lost Thursday’s season opener to Wingate 2-0 at Truist Stadium, took 10 shots to 12 by the South Atlantic Conference Cobras, playing their opener. However, Barton laced seven shots on goal to just five by Coker.

Senior goalkeeper Cara Davis made five saves for Barton while Kassie Krul led with four shots, all on frame.

The Bulldogs have a lengthy break from games as they are off until Saturday, Sept. 16, when Barton begins Conference Carolinas play at Mount Olive.


Bulldogs blanked by Tusculum 3-0

Barton is still seeking its first men’s soccer victory of 2023 — and its first goal — after the Bulldogs were blanked 3-0 by Tusculum in Saturday’s home opener at Truist Stadium.

Barton, which battled Conference Carolinas mate Southern Wesleyan to a scoreless draw Thursday in a nonconference meeting in Pineville, outshot the South Atlantic Conference Pioneers 14-9 but still couldn’t get the ball in the net. Tusculum scored all three of its goals in the second half, including J.P. Vital’s goal less than four minutes in. Pedro Concheso scored the next two for Tusculum.

Barton keeper Steingrimur Gunnarsson had three saves while his Pioneers counterpart Nicolas Leite made four stops.

The Bulldogs continue nonconference play Tuesday afternoon at Limestone in Gaffney, South Carolina.