Rosa­mond soc­cer wins on PKs

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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.

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