May 21, 2024

Buffs soccer finally finds net in 2-1 victory over Liberal

Garden City, KS ( 96 minutes on Monday night, Garden City’s offense seemed more like a sputtering engine. 

24 hours later, the Buffaloes did just enough on that side of the ball to edge out a 2-1 victory over Liberal. 

“We were tired,” Head Coach Joaquin Padilla said afterwards. “But I’m proud of how they responded.”

Amber Miller got Garden City on the board first with a goal in the 36th minute. 

Then the stalemate. 

The Buffaloes did not score again until Emmeline Gomez found the back of the net with four minutes remaining. 

Liberal scored a meaningless goal with 12 seconds left to make the final margin closer than it actually was. 

The win improved the Buffaloes to 8-5-1 overall and 4-2 in the conference. They host Hays Friday at 3 p.m. in a makeup game.