Men’s soccer bests Glendale College during home game

Saad Kazi, Reporter

Freshman defender Edgar Gonzalez found the net twice in Bakersfield College’s men’s soccer home match against Glendale College on Oct. 16, helping his team clinch a 4-0 win.

The shutout comes after the Renegades scored a combined total of only three goals in their three previous road games, all of which ended in ties.

Saad Kazi
Three defenders chase down Jose Lara as he dribbles.

Freshman forward Jorge Pimentel started the momentum streak for BC at around 30 minutes in with the game’s first goal. Not too long after, Glendale’s goalkeeper caught and then lost Gonzalez’s first shot.

“[The ball] slipped out of [the goalkeeper’s] hands,” Gonzalez said. “I didn’t expect it to go in because I didn’t hit it as well.”

Gonzalez didn’t think his second shot would go in either.

“As I got to the end line, I was planning on crossing the ball,” he said. “But then I saw [defensive] players close in that area, so I just shot it.”

Gonzalez’s second goal ended the first half, putting BC up 3-0.

Israel Jimenez sealed the victory with the final goal mid-way through the second half. The Renegades persisted in keeping the ball away from their goal even late in the game.

The win put the team’s record at 6-4-3 before their tie at home against Citrus.

Teammates celebrate with Edgar Gonzalez (3) after his second goal.