CSUB looks to rebound after tough losses


Alexa Orrante showing her skills on the field while playing against Seattle University on Friday, Oct. 23. Photo by Karina Diaz/The Runner

Joe Macias



CSU Bakersfield women’s soccer team suffered its third straight loss 2-0 to Seattle University on Oct. 23 at the Main Soccer Field.

“You’ve got to get conditioned to bounce back quick,” said CSUB coach Gary Curneen. “We always look to take something from the Friday game and this one we can’t take a result, but I think we can take a lot of positives and you know we’ll bounce back pretty quickly I’m sure.”

The Roadrunners (5-10-2, 3-4-1 WAC) looked good early and kept possession of the ball but gave up a first half goal in the 36th minute that came from Seattle (12-2-3, 7-0-2) senior forward Julia Moravec just three yards away from the net.

“Games with teams like this of course you are only going to get a couple of chances, and that’s really what matters and if you can put those away under pressure I think we can win games, “ said redshirt-freshman forward Aminah Settles.

Not converting was CSUB’s main storyline for this game as all four shots the Roadrunners took were on target and were saved by Seattle’s senior goalkeeper Brianna Smallidge.

Seattle’s second goal came in the 68th minute as freshman midfielder Hunter mar scored from two yards out off an assist from freshman forward Summer Mason.

CSUB sophomore midfielder Maja Green said she knows they’re playing well but they just need to score those last chances.

“We’re still making progress. I know it might look as if we’re on a bit of a dive at the minute, but I think this is our greatest period of growth,” said Curneen.

After losing 3-2 to Utah Valley University on Oct. 25, CSUB will finish off its regular season with a game at Grand Canyon University on Oct. 31. The Roadrunners will then host the WAC Tournament starting on Nov. 5.