CSUB nets No. 5 spot in WAC tourney


Senior midfielder Christian Duarte tries to get around a Utah Valley defender on Oct. 19 at the Main Soccer Field. Photo by Marisel Maldonado/The Runner

Esteban Ramirez


The CSU Bakersfield men’s soccer team tied with San Jose State University on Saturday, 0-0.
With the point from that draw, the Roadrunners clinched a playoff spot in the Western Athletic Conference Tournament. On Nov. 8, it was announced that the Roadrunners (7-5-5, 4-3-3 WAC) had received the No. 5 seed and will play the No. 4 seed Houston Baptist University (9-8-1, 5-4-1 WAC) on Thursday at 5:30 p.m.
The WAC Tournament is at Kansas City, MO.
CSUB played Houston Baptist on Oct. 30 and the Roadrunners beat the Huskies, 4-2. CSUB’s goals came from senior midfielder Christian Duarte, sophomore defender Jamie Carey-Morrell, senior forward Simon Doherty and redshirt-sophomore forward Julian Zamora.
Zamora leads the Roadrunners in goals with eight and points with 16. Doherty leads the team in assists with six. Junior goalkeeper Nicolas Clever has had 47 saves, three shutouts this year and is 5-4-4 this year. The Huskies are led by sophomore forward Marcelo Acuna who has had 10 goals this year. Redshirt-freshman goalkeeper Chance Pope has 43 saves and is 8-3-1 this year.