Men’s soccer beats Citrus College

Luis Rojas, Reporter

Bakersfield College Men’s soccer team hosted Citrus College at the Soccer field, November 12, to play one of their last games of the season.

The renegades wanted to close their season strong and a victory would keep their hopes alive for the conference title.

The scoreboard was opened for the Renegades in the eighth minute by Jaden Lee who was assisted by Edgar Gonzalez. Their lead only lasted eight minutes as Citrus defender tied the game with a header. Before the end of the first half, the ones in red put the 2-1 with another header of Gilberto Guevara. The second half remained scoreless but with the same intensity as the Renegades controlled the game and manage to defend the lead and the victory over Citrus.


In the last twenty minutes of the game, Citrus College pressured the home team but couldn’t score. Bakersfield College goalkeeper, Armando Alvares made some important saves towards the end of the game and it was enough to get the victory 2-1 over Citrus College.

With this result, the renegades improve their record to 9-7-3 and 3-2-2 in the conference. They need a victory over College of the Canyons next Friday to have a chance for the conference title.

“It was a must-win for us to stay in the hunt for playoffs and a conference title. It comes down to one game, one final on Friday, on the road,” Coach Vayron Martinez said. He seemed motivated and satisfied with the team’s effort and hopes to have a good performance on Friday, for their last conference game. Martinez also mentioned that he is proud of his team and thanked the fans for the support in their last home game.