CSUB women’s soccer get first win, while men’s fall in overtime on doubleheader friday

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By Johnathan Wheatley 

Sports Editor  

 

Women’s  

On Friday, Aug 31 the CSU Bakersfield women’s soccer team captured its first win of the season after defeating Southern Utah University, 1-0.  

“It’s a long time coming. Today we did what we needed to do, we got the win and it was a good performance all around,” said CSUB women’s head coach Sebastian Vecchio on the team’s first win.  

The Roadrunners improved their record to 1-3-0 on the season along with getting the first shutout.  

Junior goalkeeper Jordan Bertram recorded three saves in the shutout. 

“This wasn’t just a shutout for me. This was a team shutout today,” said Bertram.  

CSUB control the pace of the game and took control early. In the first half, CSUB had eight shots, which is how many Southern Utah had the entire game. The Roadrunners finished the game with 15 shots.  

The defense sprung the Roadrunners offense and forced five corner kicks along with eight free kicks in the game.  

CSUB scored the lone goal in the 84 minute of the game by redshirt senior Aminah Settles from the middle of the box. The goal was assisted by sophomore Eszter Toth.  

CSUB women’s soccer will head to Las Vegas, Nevada to take on University of Nevada Las Vegas on Sunday at 1 p.m.  

 

Men’s 

“This was one of the most interesting games I have ever seen. I will have to go back and watch the film to see everything that happened,” said CSUB head coach Richie Grant.  

CSU Bakersfield men’s soccer faced Sacramento State University in the second game of the double header on Friday night.  

Sac State scored the first goal of the game just 25 seconds in. The game settled down for the next ten minutes, and that is when the game started to take a crazy turn.  

In the 12 minute of the game, Sacramento State goalkeeper received a red card. The red card was issued for intentional use of hand to stop a goal outside of the box, along with being the last man.  

CSUB took a man advantage on the field along with a strong goal lead. Sophomore Tom Shepard scored two unassisted goals back-to-back to give the Roadrunners a 2-1 lead.  

Redshirt senior Sebastian Mentel gave the Roadrunners a 3-1 lead just after halftime in the 49 minute.  

An own goal by CSUB off a Sac State corner kick brought the game to within one, but 20 minutes later freshman Francisco Gomez gave the Roadrunners a 4-2 lead with just 15 minutes remaining.  

The hornets scored just 25 seconds after the Gomez goal to bring the game to within one and with five minutes left, Sac State tied the game at 4-4, all while a man down.  

Shepard received a red card in the 88 minute of the game after frustrations seemed to get the best of him.  

In overtime, CSUB lost another player to a red card. Sophomore Henry Nguyen was ejected after receiving his second yellow card of the game.  

With Sac State now up on the man advantage, it took just half way through overtime for the game winning goal and the amazing comeback to take the victory, 5-4.  

CSUB (2-1) will play UC Davis at home on Sunday, Sep 2 at 7 p.m.

 

CSUB goalkeeper Detre Bell along with Charlie Wilcox and Ryan Goldsmith look on as Sacramento State kick a corner.

Photo by Johnathan Wheatley/TheRunner