Women’s Soccer Comes from Behind

Chris Walker
El Vaquero Staff Writer

Jorge Mena’s squad played host to Bakersfield College Tuesday at the Glendale Sports Complex in a real nail biter. The Vaqueros came from behind late in the second half with two goals to finish off a strong Bakersfield team, 2-1, and keep their three-game winning streak alive.

Bakersfield scored their first and only goal on a header in the first half.

Things did not look good for Glendale as the second half got underway. The Vaqueros seemed to be winded and running out of gas.

The Vaqueros suffered an injury as Michelle Vega twisted her ankle and was escorted off the field. However, she would return and it would prove costly for Bakersfield as she scored Glendale’s first goal off of a difficult corner kick.

The goal rejuvenated the Vaqueros, and as the clock wound down, a wide-open Vivian Bustamante shot a bullet past Bakersfield’s goalie, which sealed the deal.
“We had three starters out with injuries,” said Mena. “But we took care of business against a tough team.”
Glendale, riding a three-game winning streak after beating Canyons (2-0) and Citrus (2-1), plays host to L.A. Pierce today at 4 p.m. at the Glendale Sports Complex.