Barton women’s soccer rallies to tie Newberry, 2-2, on the road

Barton freshman Kassie Krul scored the match-tying goal in a 2-2 tie with Newberry Saturday on the road.  Photo by Matt Proseus
Barton freshman Kassie Krul scored the match-tying goal in a 2-2 tie with Newberry Saturday on the road. Photo by Matt Proseus

NEWBERRY, S.C. – The Barton women's soccer team (1-1-1) rallied from a two-goal deficit to tie Newberry (2-0-1), 2-2, Saturday afternoon at the Smith Road Complex.  The contest went 110 minutes and two overtimes.

Barton freshman midfielder Kassie Krul (Rockport, Maine) scored the match-tying goal at the 69:53 mark of the second half.  The unassisted goal was the first for Krul in a Bulldogs' uniform. 

Barton cut the margin in half at 2-1 when junior forward Syaani Harris (Ashland, Va.) found the back of the net just 31 seconds before halftime.  Harris' goal – her second of the year – was assisted by senior midfielder Katie Christiansen (Niantic, Conn.).

Newberry scored twice in the first 21 minutes of action courtesy of Jacqueline Aldrete (Oxnard, Calif.) and Emma Harms (Greer, S.C.), respectively, but the Wolves were held off the scoreboard the rest of the way.  In goal, Barton freshman Rachel Cox (Wilson, N.C.) stopped four shots while Delaney Hood (Summerville, S.C.) and Jayleen Gant (Poway, Calif.) both played 55 minutes with five saves each for Newberry.

Barton held a 25-21 advantage in shots taken as the Bulldogs ventured away from home for the first time this year.

Barton next travels to Belmont, N.C., to take on Belmont Abbey in its Conference Carolinas opener on Tuesday afternoon starting at 2:00 p.m.  Meanwhile, Newberry faces Anderson on the road Wednesday starting at 5:00 p.m.