Bronco Soccer advances to CIF semis

Dohnel Kicks Bishop Union past Rival Kern Valley

By Arnie Palu
February 22, 2016

Bishop Union high school girls soccer is heading to the CIF Central Section semifinals.  The Broncos path to the final four included a marathon overtime win over rival Kern Valley.  Katie “Bugs” Dohnel scored on a first half penalty kick putting Bishop Union on top.

Video by Arnie Palu

Kern Valley tied the match in the second half.  Regulation ending with a 1-1 tie.  The bitter rivals played two 10-minute overtime periods, and one five minute sudden victory period scoreless.  With less than a minute to play in the second sudden victory period, Katie Dohnel scored the game winning goal.  The Broncos now travel to #7 Orosi Tuesday.   A Bronco win Tuesday, punches their ticket to the CIF Central Section Division 5 finals vs. the winner of #1 Fowler and #4 Woodlake.  Bishop Union is the #3 seed.

cover photo by Gary Young.  Katie Dohnel vs. KV on February 11th.

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