ROUNDUP: BC wins with late goal

Martin Chang

Bakersfield College soccer player Natalie O’Dwyer, left, and Solano College forward Sydney Sjoberg struggle over the ball, while BC player Michele Loera looks on. BC beat Solano 1-0 on Sept. 14.

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It was a hard fought battle, but in the end the Bakersfield College Renegades inked out a 1-0 victory over Solana College on Sept. 14.

The Renegades only goal came late in the game, and it was scored by freshman Reshana Watson.  “There were times when it slowed us down a little bit, there were times we looked a little bit tired.  But we held in enough and got the late goal,” said BC coach Scott Dameron.

Dameron during halftime told his players he thought they were forcing the ball too much and making mistakes in the first half.

“We just needed to settle down, when we were playing our style, we were really good,” he said. “When we weren’t, we were just giving the ball away too easy.”

Reshana Watson was in the mix of a hard fought scrabble, but in the end she was able to get the ball past Solano’s goalkeeper Katie Wright.

“That was fantastic effort, late by Reshana.  That was just her wanting the ball more and she found a way to get it.”

The Renegades (3-1) play their first conference game Sept. 25 at West Los Angeles College.


Women’s golf

Even with only five golfers on the team, Bakersfield College women’s golf team was able to place third in the Western State Conference Tournament on Sept. 13.

The tournament was at Santa Barbara and five teams competed. BC scored 347 to take third.

Glendale College took first with 315, and College of the Canyons took second with 322.

Sophomore Kambria Ulrich led the BC team by shooting a 77 in the tournament.

“I don’t think we performed as good as we’re capable of playing,” said BC coach Bob Paillet. “A couple of our players didn’t have their best day. We have to have four of the five players to have their best day at the same time, and that’s what you need. We haven’t had that yet. It’s usually two that have a good day and the other two don’t.

“We can challenge if we can get everyone to have a good day at the same time. I want them to do better, but we only have five girls on the team. We only had five girls come out for the team, and the five girls are doing the best they can and third place isn’t too bad.”

He explained how hard it has been for the team to compete with only five golfers.

“It would be nice if we had a few more girls trying out for the team because it creates more competition for the ones that are going to compete, so right now there’s no competition.”

He added that something that has hampered their progress is not being able to practice as much as he would like because of conflicting schedules.

“With our scheduling and how everyone is having trouble getting classes it’s hard to practice as much as we would like.”

BC’s next tournament will be on Sept. 24 against College of the Desert. The Renegades will travel to the Morro Bay Invitational on Sept. 30.



It is a new year for Bakersfield College wrestler Quinn Moore who was the number one wrestler in the state two years ago.

He’s looking to get back on the mat after a frustrating year last year, not being able to wrestle due to ineligibility.

“It was very frustrating,” Moore said.  “It was one of the hardest times I had to go through in the last few years.  To know that I messed it all up because I didn’t take enough units.”

Moore was one of the top wrestlers in the state two years ago.

After not being able to perform last year, he said he’s feeling great going into this year.

“I had a year to prepare,” Moore said, when asked how he felt in terms of conditioning.

He also talked about how he worked out year round over the summer.

“In the summer, we worked out three times a week,” he said.

Moore will have his first match this year at the Mt. SAC Duals on Sept. 22.

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