Rosamond soccer wins on PKs
The No. 9-ranked Rosamond boys soccer team defeated No. 8 Liberty 6-5 on penalty kicks in the first round of the CIFCentral Section Division 5 playoffs on Tuesday. Alejandro Chavez, Jorge Balderas, Alex Rivas, Daniel Nunez, Daniel Rehacek and Braeden Parker all scored on their PK attempts. Then, it was up to Rivas, the goalkeeper, to stop Liberty’s final shot.
MADERA — The No. 9-ranked Rosamond boys soccer team defeated No. 8 Liberty 6-5 on penalty kicks in the first round of the CIF-Central Section Division 5 playoffs on Tuesday.
Alejandro Chavez, Jorge Balderas, Alex Rivas, Daniel Nunez, Daniel Rehacek and Braeden Parker all scored on their PK attempts.
Then, it was up to Rivas, the goalkeeper, to stop Liberty’s final shot to secure the win.
“He made a great block,” Rosamond coach Miguel Guillen said. “He stayed in the middle and he blocked it like a champ.”
The Roadrunners (15-6-1) were not only happy for the playoff win but also just to beat Liberty, getting revenge on the team that defeated them 2-0 on their home field in the first round of the playoffs last year.
“They were stoked,” Guillen said. Ivan Alfaro, who leads the team now with 16 goals, put Rosamond on the board first with a goal on an assist from Chavez. Liberty followed by scoring goals on two PKs to take a 2-1 lead into halftime.
But the Roadrunners tied the game with a goal by Alexander Ponce on an assist from Rehacek in the second half.
“It was a crazy game. The game was intense,” Guillen said. “In the second half we came back strong from the get-go. We set the tempo.”
The game went to overtime tied 2-2. Both teams scored goals in the extra period. Rehacek picked up Rosamond’s goal on another assist from Chavez, who now leads the team with nine.
The game went to a second overtime where the golden goal rule was in effect —the first team to score wins. But neither team pushed one across, which forced the shootout.
Rosamond will play at No. 1 Farmersville on Thursday. Farmersville defeated Mojave 5-0 on Tuesday.
“Thankfully we’re blessed and we came out winners today and we’ve got to keep that going,” Guillen said. “We’re not done yet.
“I’m just proud of my team. I love this team and we have to keep going.”
Other Playoff Scores
The Palmdale girls soccer team lost its CIF-Southern Section Division 5 wild-card game to Brentwood, 4-0.
Vasquez girls lost to Heritage Christian 3-1 in a Divsion 6 wild-card game.
College Softball AVC 10, Riverside 2 (5)
LANCASTER — The Antelope Valley College women’s softball team defeated Riverside 10-2 in five innings on Tuesday at Antelope Valley College.
Briana Garrett gave up six hits, two runs and two walks in five innings, striking out eight. Garrett also was 3-for-3 at the plate with a double, one run and three RBIs.
Savannah Moakley was 2-for2 with a solo home run and a run scored, Maritza Arroyo was 2-for-3 with a run, and Nayely Delgado and Alexa Alvarez each hit a double
“We hit the ball really well today,” AVC coach Cindy Vargas said. “We played really strong defense behind a really strong pitching performance by Briana.”
AVC will host Ventura on Thursday at 2:30 p.m.
Women’s College Tennis Bakersfield 8, AVC 1
LANCASTER — The Antelope Valley College women’s tennis team lost to Bakersfield 8-1 in a Western State Conference match at home on Tuesday.
Jylian Brown won the only match for the Marauders (1-3, 0-3 WSC) with a 7-6 (7-5), 6-2 victory at No. 3 singles. It was her second win of the season.
“She did some really good things,” AVC coach Justin Webb said.
Caroline Gonzalez started out strong at No. 4 singles for AVC, but after winning the first set 6-0, she lost the next two 6-2, 6-2.
Kristi Henderson lost 7-5, 6-0 at No. 1 singles, Marijane Garcia lost 6-2, 6-2 at No. 2 singles, Marisol Valdez lost 6-4, 6-2 at No. 5 singles and Frida Anguiano fell 6-2, 6-3 at No. 6 singles.
Henderson and Brown teamed up for the first time at No. 1 doubles and lost 8-3, while Gonzalez and Garcia fell 8-2 at No. 2 and Valdez and Anguiano also lost 8-2 at No. 3.
“We’re still improving,” Webb said. “We don’t like the results. We had some very tough losses today, but we will get better.”
Marbella Rubio also won in a non-scoring match.
The Marauders have a bye on Thursday and will host COC on Tuesday.
College Baseball AVC 6, Cerro Coso 1
LANCASTER — The Antelope Valley College baseball team defeated Cerro Coso 6-1 in a non-conference game on Tuesday.
Catcher Nathan Duarte finished 3-for-4 with a double, an RBI and a run for the Marauders (6-3), while Tyler Vargas was 2-for-2 with a double, two RBIs and two runs.
Peter Rodriguez picked up his first win of the season on the mound, allowing six hits and one walk with two strikeouts in six shutout innings. George Mercado finished up the final three frames, allowing one run on two hits and two walks with one strikeout.
AVC plays at Taft on Thursday.