BC soccer holds winning record as conference play draws near

Jason Reed, Reporter

The Bakersfield College soccer team has to feel pretty good on going 3-1 with four straight games away from home and now find themselves 4-2 going into conference play.

“Obviously you’re trying to go win everything you can,” BC head coach Scott Dameron said when asked about the feeling of a 3-1 record away from home. “We just didn’t quite connect that well,” he said referring to BC’s 1-0 loss to Feather River College following a 2-0 win over Solano College.

In three of BC’s four wins they have managed to shutout three of their opponents and have allowed only one goal outscoring their opponents 10-1.  BC has been shutout in each of its two losses but has allowed its opponents to score just two goals and is a plus seven in goals scored verses goals allowed, outscoring all of its opponents 10-3 so far this season.

Dameron said the team is dealing with a few minor injuries. He said he isn’t concerned because it always happens this time of year. He is very pleased with the fact that multiple people on the team are contributing and the opposing team isn’t just focusing on a certain player scoring or being a threat to score.

“Everybody that went in was solid,” he said. “We did a really good job of closing them out. We gave up a late goal in with about three minutes remaining, but I believe that had a lot to do with fatigue,” he said talking about BC’s 2-1 victory over College of the Sequoias.

The win over Sequoias was the first game in which BC allowed a goal in a winning performance.

BC beat Sequias 3-0 in its season opener; Dameron had mixed feelings about having to play them twice considering the fact that they are a non-conference team.

“It was a tough game,” he said. “Both teams had their chances, both keepers made good saves to keep their team in it.”

“Once we started being more consisted with our game plan, we found ourselves up 2-0.”

BC will start its first conference game Oct. 1 and will play host to (0-5-1) West L.A. College. West L.A. College has been outscored 20-1 in six games this season and has been shutout in five of them.