Bishop High sweeps California City
The Bishop Union High School Soccer teams dominated California City Tuesday. Both the Varsity boys and girls made the road trip to the Raven’s home pitch for High Desert League soccer. The Boys returning home 3-1 winners and the girls dominating 7-0.
According to Varsity Girls coach Manny Terasas the victory over the Ravens was a resounding win for the Bronco Girls. Bishop dominated with 27 shots on goal, and zero shots on goal from Cal City. According to coach Manny, “Tami Anderson had an outstanding game, she played a quality game in defense.”
The scorers for Bishop were Brenda Gonzalez 2 goals, Kailyn Boxley with 2 goals and 1 assist, Evelyn Santana 1 goal, and 1 assist, Jaden Piper 1 goal, Sara Voss 1 goal, Alicia Campos 2 assists and Tami Anderson 1 assist. The Broncos will now be preparing for a very important match up against what could be their biggest competition in HDL this year, Frazier Mountain at home on Thursday. The team is asking folks to please come out and support the Bronco Soccer players.
In the Varsity boys match, Cal City came out strong, scoring in the first ten minutes grabbing a 1-0 lead. The Broncos kept their composure, and equalized on a goal from Alexis Barajas just as the first half ended.
After some adjustments by coach Greg Alexander at half, Bishop shut down the Ravens, who never got another shot on goal. Senior midfielder Joey Griego provided an assist to fellow senior and leading goal scorer Elijah Alexander to put the Broncos ahead for good. Alexander slotted home a penalty kick in the closing minutes of the game to end it 3 – 1.
In a dramatic turn of events, Rosamond boy’s varsity was found to have played an ineligible player in their first two matches, against Bishop and Cal City. CIF rules dictate they forfeit these games, which puts Bishop on top of the High Desert league after two games. The Bronco Boys have a home match this Thursday against Frazier Mountain. Girls varsity play at 3pm and boys varsity at 5pm.
photos by Joe Griego.