Barton women’s soccer falls in non-league contest to Wingate on the road

Barton freshman goalkeeper Rachel Cox made 12 saves in the Bulldogs’ road setback Wednesday against Wingate.  Photo by Matt Proseus
Barton freshman goalkeeper Rachel Cox made 12 saves in the Bulldogs’ road setback Wednesday against Wingate. Photo by Matt Proseus

WINGATE, N.C. – The Barton women's soccer team (8-5-1) suffered a 4-0 setback on the road to Wingate (9-3-1) Wednesday evening in a non-conference regional match at Pride Park.

The Bulldogs' Kaitlyn Cox (Archdale, N.C.) tallied a hat trick – including the match-winner just 7:48 into match – to lead Wingate to the win.  Cox also assisted on the Bulldogs' other goal by Cat McCollom (Monroe, N.C.) in the 44th minute of the contest.

Wingate held a 30-5 advantage in shots taken while Abbey Frail (Winston-Salem, N.C.) picked up the win in goal after stopping four shots.  Barton's goalkeeper, freshman Rachel Cox (Wilson, N.C.), made a dozen saves in the losing effort.

Barton will look to bounce back on Saturday when the Bulldogs host Emmanuel (Ga.) in a Conference Carolinas contest as part of Senior Day beginning at 1:30 p.m., while Wingate hosts Salem International next Wednesday at 3:00 p.m.