Women’s soccer suffers last minute loss


Luis Rojas

Makenna Ramirez (3) trying to dribble Santa Monica defender at the BC Soccer Field, Oct. 18. The Renegades took the loss 1-0.

Luis Rojas, Reporter

With three losses and two ties in their last five games, the Bakersfield College women’s soccer team loss to Santa Monica College, 1-0, on Oct. 18.

The game started with chances from both teams, being the Renegade ladies taking the lead with more chances created. Even though the Renegade ladies had less possession of the ball, they created clear chances and finished the first half with more shots (5) than the Corsairs (2).

The second half started with more action in the midfield until the 75th minute when midfielder Lissette Garcia provoke a penalty kick that could put the ladies up in the game. Aaliyah Cleveland was in charge to open the scoreboard, unfortunately, the shot was missed. The renegade ladies had to look for more opportunities but couldn’t convert a goal in the game. With four minutes left in the clock, the Corsairs constructed a play on the right side of the field that ended up in an own goal in favor of the visitors.

After the game coach, Scott Dameron seemed unhappy with the result but happy with the girl’s effort. “[It’s] a disappointment, the way it ended, it was just unfortunate, [….] giving up a goal the way we did but, I love our group they played incredibly good today, we just didn’t finish the chances we needed to finish, soccer is cruel sometimes,” Dameron said. With this loss, the renegade ladies hold a 1-8-2 record and will travel to Los Angeles next Monday to visit West LA.