Women’s soccer is stuck in the middle of standings

Alex Rivera, Reporter

[Photos by Joe Bergman]

The Bakersfield College women’s soccer team continued to stay in the middle of the standings of the Western State Conference South Division by posting a 2-2-1 record in their last five games.

On Oct. 20, BC traveled to Santa Monica to take on the Corsairs. It was an evenly played match between the Renegades and the Corsairs as both played very well defense.

Both teams allowed only five shots on goal in a 0-0 tie. On Oct. 23, BC hosted conference leader L.A. Valley College. The Renegades defense was out of sync at the beginning of the match as they allowed an early goal once again, something the Renegades defense has been known to do all year.  L.A. Valley’s Liz Saavedra scored in the 14th minute of the match.

But BC goalkeeper Alondra Villa didn’t allow that early goal to affect her performance the rest of the match, with the lacking defensive effort from the Renegades allowing 15 shots on goal. Villa was still able to save 14 out of the 15 shots.

The Renegades were unable to capitalize on Villa’s strong performance as they were only able to get six shots on goal, but L.A. Valley was able to save all six shots.

The game resulted in a 1-0 loss for the Renegades, allowing L.A. Valley to remain at the top of the conference.

BC then traveled to play against Glendale on Oct. 27, hoping to come out of their slump and trying to remain competitive in the conference.

The Renegades came out strong as Cassie Lopez took control of the game. Lopez was able to score in the first eight minutes of the game.

Coach Scott Dameron described it as a “cross from the right side and Amelia put it in the right place and Cassie got right on the end of it with a header in the air.” That header was able to put the Renegades in control of the game and their destiny.

With the strong offensive effort, it gave Villa an easy night. “Glendale only had a couple of looks from about 30 yards out,” Dameron explained. “I thought we did a good job controlling all aspects of the game.”

With another score from Lopez, it put the Renegades up 2-0 and was enough to put the game away and finally put a win in the column for the Renegades.

The Renegades then turned their attention to Citrus College, which Dameron describes as “a really physical team, we do a lot of similar things. This is a game that will come down to who out-competes the other team.”

The game was played Oct. 28 at Memorial Stadium after being postponed because of weather conditions.

Despite giving up two goals, the Renegades defense played very well. Citrus only had four shots on goal, but they were able to execute and they sealed a 2-0 victory.

The Renegades traveled to West L.A. on Oct. 30 trying to get a victory heading into the weekend.

This game was all Renegades as they dominated West L.A. with a 5-1 victory. Sabrina Spink set the tone and scored a goal within the first minute. The Renegades scored all of their goals in the first half.

The Renegades (6-7-3) played Antelope Valley College (3-10-3) at Memorial stadium Nov. 3, and will host College of the Canyons at 7 p.m. on Nov. 6 with the season nearing its end.