Men’s soccer suffers narrow loss


Jenny Brito

BC Midfielder Carlos Melendez kicks the ball while LA Mission’s player tries to take it from him.

Jenny Brito, Reporter

The Bakersfield College Men’s Soccer team lost 3-2 to LA Mission at the Bakersfield College Memorial Stadium on Sept. 29.

The BC team focused on the defense, but they were not able to prevent LA Mission’s Richard Cuellar from scoring a goal 37 minutes into the first half.

Javier Moran, also from LA Mission, scored the second goal on minute 58. Despite the disappointment, the Bakersfield team did not give up. In minute 65, Bakersfield College’s Marshall Compton scored the first goal for the team. He was assisted by Alvin Tobar and Brian Nava.

Approximately 20 minutes later, BC’s Alvin Tobar made another goal, assisted by Brian Nava. The score was 2-2 at the 85-minute mark.

The stadium was silent and the only voices that could be heard were the teams’ coaches telling the players that there was still time. As the end of the match approached, Richard Cuellar from LA Mission made the goal that ended the draw.