BAKERSFIELD, CA - The Bakersfield College men's soccer team claimed the Western State Conference Championship title for the third year in a row with a 3-2 win over Antelope Valley College on Friday afternoon which was also sophomore day.
The Marauders and the Renegades went head to head knowing that a win for either team could give them the conference title. The first half goals came from penalty kicks granted on both sides, the first coming from sophomore Anthony Miron in the 33rd minute and the next AVC in the 44th minute. Bakersfield and Antelope Valley shared equal posession while AVC shot more on goals.
Going into the half tied both teams pushed forward agressively but BC would find the back of the net first at the 57th minute. Forward Jobanni Hernandez passed the ball to teammate Miron to whipped the ball right pass the goalie to put the Renegades up 2-1. Freshman Andrew Carrasco gave Bakersfield the assurance goal in the 82nd minute with the help of sophomore Angel Sandoval to lead 3-1. Although, the Gades thought they were in the clear, the Marauders gave goalkeeper four saves before adding their second goal two minutes later. Fortunately, BC kept their defense strong and ran the clock for their third WSC title.
With the last win of the regular season, the Renegades finish with an overall record 8-6-6 and land a playoff spots with potential to host the first round next week. Stay tune for opponents coming Monday.