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The Barton College men’s soccer team continued winning ways against NCAA Division II Conference Carolinas opposition Monday, but overtime was not kind to the women at Gillette Soccer Complex.

The Bulldogs claimed a 2-0 triumph against Southern Wesleyan (South Carolina) University, but the Lady Bulldogs were dealt a 2-1 overtime loss. Barton’s women were coming off a 2-1 overtime conquest of North Greenville (South Carolina) University on Saturday.

A pair of first-half goals kicked Barton’s men to their second conference win against one loss. The Bulldogs climbed to 4-1 overall, while the Warriors departed 2-2 and 2-6, respectively.

The Lady Bulldogs emerged 1-1 in the conference and 4-2 overall, while Southern Wesleyan evened its conference worksheet at 2-2 and stands 3-4 in all matches.

Pol Monells was involved in both goals for the Bulldogs.

In the seventh minute, Monells possesed the ball, turned and shot in the box. The ball landed in the lower right corner of the goal.

In the 26th minute, Ruben Mancio took a cross from Monells and headed it into the right corner of the net.

Barton posted a 23-8 margin in shots. Goalkeeper Francisco Noguera was credited with two saves. Miguel Uribe registered eight saves for the Warriors.

In the women’s match, the Lady Warriors struck first in the final minute of the first half. Helen Schweiger tipped in a corner kick from Ashley Romanowski.

Barton’s Brenna Keegan countered with the equalizer 20 seconds later. Off a cross from Syanni Harris, Keegan knocked in her fourth 2018 goal from close range.

After a scoreless second half, Southern Wesleyan earned the golden (deciding) goal in the third minute of overtime.

Off a cross from Rachel Curtis, Romannowski cranked an accurate shot from the top of the box.

Barton wasted a 26-10 margin in shots and a 9-1 advantage in corner kicks. Barton goalkeeper Kristin Davis managed four saves, while the Lady Warriors’ Jen Golio posted 11.

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