Bakersfield, CA – A scoreless first half wouldn't keep the Bakersfield College men's soccer team from ending the same way they started. The Renegades found a way in an aggressive second half to end in a draw late in the game as they hosted the Oxnard College Condors, 2-2.
Bakersfield played a strong defensive first half and while they didn't net a goal, BC goalkeeper Jeremy Ramirez made two key saves off the Condors shots to keep them off the board.
A chance of a scoreless game would be ended in the first three minutes of the second half as OC sneaked a goal right passed a busy goal line. BC tried their luck offensively but was denied a goal at least three times before the Condors scored another goal in the 72nd minute.
At the 79th minute BC luck turned around and finally got the ball passed the net with a long drive in the left side from forward Andrew Gonzalez, who scored his second goal of the season. Bakersfield didn't waste anytime celebrating and found the net once more four minutes after from freshman Marco Guerrero, who also scored his second goal of the season to tie it all up.
Ramirez would hold on defensively to keep the Condors from scoring again with a save at the 89th minute and once again in extra time.
With the home victory, the Renegades now move to an overall record of 4-5-3. Up next, they will head out for the road to start conference play and take on Antelope Valley on Friday, October 15th at 7:00 pm.