The Renegade Rip

Women’s soccer sees mixed results against tough teams

Kyle Cortez, Managing Editor

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The BC women’s soccer team (3-2-2) has gone 1-2-1 in their last four games after starting the season 2-0-1.

The Renegades beat College of the Sequoias 5-1. College of the Sequoias scored first, but the Renegades scored five straight goals to win the game. Amelia Lopez scored two goals and also had an assist.

This was Lopez’s second multi-goal game of the season, giving her seven goals in the Renegades first four games of the season. Lopez has also scored at least one goal in each game BC has played. The Renegades scored five goals on nine shots. Jeanette Gutierrez had three saves on four shots.

The Renegades then lost to Santa Barbara City College 4-1. It was tied 1-1 until Santa Barbara scored three straight goals to go on to win the game. Sabrina Sanchez scored BC’s lone goal off an assist from Amelia Lopez. It was just the second goal that Santa Barbara has given up in four games this season, where they’ve outscored opponents 14-2. BC was only able to muster two shots on goal compared to Santa Barbara’s 11. Jeanette Gutierrez made three saves on six shots. Taylor Serrano played the second half and made four saves on five shots.

BC then tied against Cabrillo College 3-3. Odalys Espinoza scored first for the Renegades to give them a 1-0 lead. Espinoza scored another goal 10 minutes into the second half on a corner kick from Madison Jordan to give them a 2-0 lead. Cabrillo then scored three straight goals to take a 3-2 lead.

Amelia Lopez scored a goal to tie the game at 3-3, which would end up being the final score. The goal was Lopez’s eighth of the season, placing her among the top 10 goal scorers in the state. She’s scored a goal in five of BC’s six games this season. Espinoza’s two goals raised her season total to five.

BC lost to Hartnell 5-4. Both teams scored four goals each in the first half. Hartnell would then go on to score in the 52nd minute to take a 5-4 lead and would maintain that lead for the rest of the game.

Hartnell scored five goals on five shots on goal. The Renegades had seven shots on goal, but Hartnell’s goalkeeper, Monique Paniagua, managed to make three saves and allowed four goals.

“We’ve played some different formations because we were playing different teams. Every game has been a bit different,” said head coach Scott Dameron

BC’s next game is on the road at Glendale College on Sept. 23. That will be the fifth and final game on the team’s current road trip before having a three-game homestand.

BC’s next home game is on Sept. 27 against West LA College at 7 p.m.

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