The Roadrunners opened the home portion of their 2017 schedule with a 1-0 overtime win against the Barton Community College Cougars from Great Bend, Kansas.

Randy Kirby
Randy Kirby

SFCC put together a good defensive effort, including a save by a field player who cleared a ball off the goal line in the closing minutes of regulation. SFCC found themselves in overtime for the second time this season.

With about 40 seconds remaining in the overtime period, the Roadrunners seized an opportunity with a free kick from freshman midfielder Vasbert Ledger. SFCC executed a set piece to send the home fans away happy. Sophomore forward Mako Makoanyane found the back of the net off a pass from freshman forward Lesia Thetsane. The goal was the second for Makoanyane this season.

Freshman goalkeeper Landon Dove picked up his second win in goal for SFCC. He made nine saves to secure the shutout.

"It was definitely a back-and-forth game," said head coach Jaime Beltran. "Barton had some good opportunities. They probably had a few more opportunities than we did. Our defense played a solid game.

"Our goalkeeper was outstanding. He bailed the defense out a couple of times, and the defense bailed him out a couple of times. Barton is a very solid team. I thought we played well," he said.

David Rohrbach, SFCC Athletics

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