BUHS Girls finish as Runners up at Rebel Kick Off
The Bishop Union High School girls varsity traveled to the Rebel Kick Off Tournament in Bakersfield. Assistant Coach Kathy Mckinley indicates that the tournament gave the Broncos a chance to play teams more at our level from the central section. The Broncos won three games in our section and tied one, putting the Bronco through to the championship game.
The championship game was against a Division 2 team who are ranked 70 in the state of California. Coach McKinley says, “We lost 4-0 to a very skilled athletic team, and even though we lost this game it was by the far the best I have seen the girls play so far this season. We are down to three seniors this year and two didn’t go to this tournament. The one senior that was there Alicia Campos did an incredible job the whole tournament along with Junior Captain Kristy Dohnel, and Sophomore Karla Castilla these three girls led their team showing outstanding work ethic and team work even in what was a hard fought final game. This team never gives up. It is a quality that will take them far this season.”
Bishops first game we played Mira Monte and won 2-0 with goals from Kailyn Boxley and Emily Ball, the second game the Broncos tied South high school 1-1 with the one goal coming from a brilliant corner from Alicia Campos.
Saturday the Broncos faced Delano in the morning winning 5-0 after a little bit of a slow start, goals from Kailyn, Sarah Voss, and Tami Anderson with assists from Brittany Santana and Kailyn Boxley.
The second game Saturday was against North High School where Bishop won again 3-0 with goals from Chloe Almeida, Sarah Voss and Alicia Campos.
Coach McKinley commented, “Tournaments take a whole team, and most of the members don’t get mentioned in the media especially defenders but I would like to give special kudos to Maritza Garcia for her untiring and relentless work on the back line. We started our season playing some pretty tough teams and this tournament was a boost to us in many ways, primarily getting a few wins under our belt but also we saw the younger players grow in confidence. We were missing two of our starters, two players that often score goals for us so without them to rely on the team had to step up and find other ways to score. The girls did that and so we now go into league with a much more confident, stronger team.”
We play Rosamond at home on Tuesday, January 13th.
Photo by Joe Griego.