Women’s soccer continues winning streak


Lizette Chavez

Goalie Taylor Serrano makes a save from an attempted goal.

Lizette Chavez, Editor-in-Chief

Bakersfield College Women’s Soccer team was victorious over Victor Valley College on Oct. 24 at the home game held at Memorial Stadium. In a seemingly well matched game both teams played with neither scoring in the first half.

A couple of plays saw BC get close to scoring; one play was run by Jackie Garcia who passed to Lea Mason who then kicked it to Alexi Baca, but her pass was met short. Another play that came close was run by Drew Hallum who passed to Cameron Jimenez who kicked to Brianna Gutierrez who was fouled by the number two VVC player. The VVC player was yellow carded and Gutierrez attempted to score a goal but shot too wide. The VVC player wasn’t the only person of her team to get carded, one of the coaches got yellow carded for talking back to the referee who threatened to kick him out of the field if he continued.

The game saw many of the players injured with both teams seeing players fall. Lea Mason suffered a hit and was walked off the field to receive medical attention in the first half. Alexia Raudier injured her rib and fell for a time from the pain but was cleared to continue. Raudier was later kicked from behind by a VVC player as she attempted to keep control of the ball in the second half of the game.

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Alexia Raudier (middle), Jackie Garcia (front) and Guadalupe Torres (back) wait and watch to see where the ball will land.

“I didn’t know why she did that, she just kicked me, I was like ‘why did she kick me, why would she do that’,” Raudier recounted the incident after the game.

The first and only score of the game was made by Odalys Espinoza 77 minutes into the game. Espinoza headed the ball after Ashley Quintanilla’s corner kick which was met with cheers from the crowd. The goal secured BC’s victory over VVC and marked Espinoza’s third game winning goal and her tenth goal of the season.

Of their victory Coach Scott Dameron had this to say, “It was [a] good [game], there are definitely some things we want to work on after this game… it was a very physical game and both teams competed very hard but I think we did a better job competing in the second half.” The team won 1-0 and are currently on a three-win streak.