by Benny Benton
FRANKLIN SPRINGS, Ga. – Freshmen led the way for the Barton College women's soccer team on Saturday, as Brianna Boyd and Carson Molaro provided the goals and goalie Megan Bolick produced six saves in the 2-0 Conference Carolinas victory.
Boyd, a resident of Perrysburg, Ohio, broke a scoreless tie in the 56th minute with her third goal of the year and her second in as many games. Molaro, a resident of Newport, N.C., collected her first career goal with a minute and a half to play on a long free kick from near midfield.
Bolick, a resident of Salisbury, N.C., turned away Emmanuel's best scoring opportunities of the day by recording three of her six saves during a three-minute span of play with around 10 minutes to go. The shutout was the second of the year for the Lady Bulldogs and the first of Bolick's career.
Emmanuel enjoyed a 6-3 margin in shots at intermission, but the Lady Bulldogs finished the match with a slight 10-9 edge in total attempts.
With the victory, Barton improved to 4-2 in league play and 5-5 overall on the year. The loss dropped the Lions to 1-9-2 overall and 1-3-2 in conference competition.
BC, which took over sole possession of fourth place in Conference Carolinas, will host an important league matchup on Wednesday at 5 p.m. against Pfeiffer University, which is tied for second place.