By Christopher Wood.
The second-ranked BCC men’s soccer team defeated South Western Oregon Community College (SWOCC) 3-1 last Wednesday. This win advances BCC to the quarter-final game with Walla Walla. UPDATED: BCC’s Men’s team lost to Walla Walla 3-0 in OT.
“It was a good win,” said Bryce Coffin, BCC defender. “We needed it.” BCC took a 1-0 lead three minutes into the game and led the rest of the way. Slavic Denega, BCC forward, scored the goal with an assist by midfielder Joey Hancock.
The only goal for SWOCC came at the final minute of the game. Joey Guitron, SWOCC forward, knocked the ball loose in a tackle and kicked it right past Ian Fewing, BCC goalkeeper.
BCC’s second goal came at 31 minutes into the game, scored by Diego Robayo, BCC midfielder, with an assist by midfielder Josh Guerrero. The goal was shot into the corner of SWOCC’s goal box, past the hands of Drew Jones, SWOCC goalkeeper.
“[The weather] made the ball hard to handle,” said Jones.
BCC’s final goal was scored at 84 minutes into the game by Vinni Oliviera, BCC forward, with the assist by Robayo. The shot by Oliviera was originally blocked by a SWOCC defender, but the ball bounced off of his foot into SWOCC’s goal giving BCC the 3-1 score.
“It was a well-played game,” said Ray Fabien, SWOCC’s head coach. “We had some opportunities we didn’t capitalize on.”
Attempts of note included a drive by Gilbero Robayo, BCC midfielder, in the final two minutes that was kicked across the front of SWOCC’s goalbox that resulted in no goal. And at 77 minutes, three SWOCC players tackled the ball loose from BCC for a drive that was ended by Fewing.
There was one red card at 89 minutes, given to John Berry, SWOCC midfielder, for violent conduct.
SWOCC ends their season with a record of 3-13-2.
The second-ranked BCC men’s soccer team lost to third ranked Walla Walla on Saturday. The game was 0-0 at the end of regualtion time, which lead to a tie breaker shootout that Walla Walla won 3-0. BCC finished the season with a record of 14-2-3 and is out of playoffs. Walla Walla will continue to the NWAACC championships in Tukwila, Washington.
By Christopher Wood.