BC wrestling team defeats Moorpark

The Bakersfield College wrestling team came back from 12-0 to beat Moorpark 37-15 Wednesday, with three straight pins by Matt Maldonado, Miguel Gutierrez and Ryan Corn.

Maldonado, wrestling in the 141-pound division, pinned Moorpark’s Derrick Shima in the second period, and BC’s Miguel Gutierrez, last year’s state champ, pinned Alex Zuniga in the 149-pound division. The third pin of the night came 1 minute and 10 seconds into the 157-pound match when Corn pinned Tyrone Mendez.


The BC women beat L.A. Pierce 2-1 at home on Tuesday with an early goal scored by Ashley Pappas and a late goal scored by Beatriz Guzman. Goalkeeper Leah Mau had seven saves for the ‘Gades. BC’s record is 6-5-5 and 4-2-3 in the Western State Conference.


After winning the first game of the match, the BC volleyball team lost to L.A. Pierce 24-30, 30-23, 30-22, 30-24 Tuesday. Toni Alvarez led the team with 13 kills, while Melani Gibson and Doneice Woody each added seven kills.

Women’s golf

BC placed fourth at Olivas Park Golf Course in the final WSC tournament of the season Monday. Santa Barbara won the conference title in sudden death over College of the Canyons. Brittany Porterfield shot a 90 and will be the only player to represent the ‘Gades at the Southern California regionals, which begin Monday at Sandpiper Golf Club in Santa Barbara.