BC soccer falls to 8-8

Jason Reed, Reporter

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After coming off a 10-0 win over West Los Angeles College on Oct. 19, the Bakersfield College soccer team has dropped two straight games, and has now fallen to 8-8 on the season.  BC’s coach Scott Dameron thought his team played with more confidence and thought that scoring early really helped his team in the win against West L.A.

“There were a lot of people that got involved in the game; it was a great chance to get a lot of people in the game because a lot of people got to show what they can do,” Dameron said about his team’s performance against West L.A. College.

Dameron said he thought that playing the strong teams they’ve played has made his team better.

“I think that has made us better in the last few games, even though we had struggled, so when we kind of found our rhythm, they were able to put quite a few in,” he said.

Morgan Butterbredt, who has been on a roll for BC, scored four goals, and Mitzi Ibarra scored two goals and assisted on three.

BC fell short against Pierce College on Oct. 23 in a 6-2 loss.  BC was ahead at halftime 2-1, and Dameron thought his team wore down in the second half after they gave up an early goal to start the half.

“I think we kind of lost our composure and got out of rhythm,” he said about the game against Pierce.

BC is 7-0 when the opposing team doesn’t score against them, but are just 1-8 when they allow goals.

“I don’t think it is much about that, there are times when we’ve put ourselves in positions to having to outscore teams,” Dameron said.

BC met College of the Canyons on Oct. 26 and lost 4-1.  The last time they met was at Bakersfield College on Oct. 2, and Canyons won that game 4-2.

“I think a lot of it just had to do with struggling with physical matchups,” he said. “Where we had speed, they also had speed, they were just causing some problems for us, so we were having to try and play in different ways.  I think we struggled a little bit with how to adapt the play.”

The playoff opportunity is still there for BC, but depends how they do in their final three games of the season.

“The math is still doable for us, but we can’t keep letting it get away,” Dameron said about his team’s playoffs chances.

BC plays Santa Monica College on Nov. 2.

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