Posted: Oct 18, 2018
With both teams coming in with similar overall records and all 1st round conference matches very close in the Western State Conference, the game ending in a 1-1 tie (AVC 1 - Bakersfield 1) was a hard fought battle between both sides with no victor. " I feel Bakersfield had more opportunities than us in the first half and we dominated the 2nd half including 2 high percentage shots, one which hit the post and the other which was mis-hit on the end-line which normally would be goals , it just wasn't our day finishing" stated Head Soccer Coach Jerry Stupar. The shot chart was 12-11 AVC and Bakersfield leading 1-0 in the final few minutes from their early first half goal by # 16 Alexander Ramos (13 minutes in) from a corner kick, it appeared the game was over. However, with one minute remaining in regulation time a corner kick was awarded to the Mauraders and post substitution and set play called from the sideline, Rodrigo Martinez placed a beautiful ball on the head of Sebastyan Enriquez whom equalized the game in the last play of the match ending in a 1-1 tie. Both AVC goal keepers Duncan & Garcia share the win with 45 minutes and improve the over-all record to ( 5-4-3 ) ( 1-0-1).