Big Day for Bishop Union HS Soccer

Bronco Soccer drills rival Kern Valley

By Arnie Palu
February 12, 2016

Bishop Union High School Soccer put the wraps on a successful regular season Thursday.  The Bronco Girls completing a undefeated High Desert league championship and the Bronco boys securing a playoff birth.  The Bronco girls scored in the opening seconds of their match with Kern Valley in route to a 5-1 win.  The Bronco Boys controlled their match with rival KV cruising to a 7-0 win.  The boys victory locking up a third place HDL finish.

Bronco Varsity Girls
Kern Valley 1
Bishop Union 5

Coach Manny Terrasas credits his teams overall strong play from Thursday afternoon.  ” The girls played really well. After scoring within the first 30 seconds we slowed a little taking a 2 to 1 lead into halftime.  Once we put in our 3rd goal about 10 minutes into the second half,  we shut down Kern Valley with strong defense and quality passing.”  Bishop coach also praised the strong defense of Ritz Garcia, Emeli Mora, Kori Boxley and Karla Castilla. 

Individual Statistics
Katie Dohnel, 1 goal and 2 assists.
Kailyn Boxley,  1 goal 2 assists.
Jaden Piper 1 goal.
Shelby McKinley 1 goal. 

Game Photos by Gary Young

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Ritz Garcia
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Pregame team huddle.
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#9 Kailyn Boxley
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#7 Katie Dohnel, #9 Kailyn Boxley
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#7 Katie Dohnel
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#13 Captain Shelby Mckinley
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Mckinley
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#7 Katie Dohnel
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#3 Sara Voss, #19 Isabel Munoz
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#19 Munoz
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#9 Kailyn Boxley
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Soccer Fans, Arnie Palu and BUHS football coach Tom Carter

Bishop Union Varsity Boys
Kern Valley 0
Bishop Union 7

Submitted by Coach Peter Thomsen
Landon Harper opened the scoring at the 37 minute mark. Gage Garcia scored off a header one minute later. The first half ended with Bishop leading 2-0.

Second half goals were scored by Tony Sears, Landon Harper, Mario Velasco, and 2 goals from Ethan Lamb (his first goal coming off a penalty kick). Ethan normally a defender scored his first goals in his high school career.

In goal for the shutout was Jerry Mendez.

Bishop concluded league play with a 4-4 record and third place.
Our next match will be an away CIF playoff game on Tuesday, Feb. 16.

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