Tehachapi reeled off four more impressive victories this past week with stingy defense and opportunistic goal scoring.
Jose Barajas guided the Warriors to their most lopsided win of the season so far last Tuesday, scoring his second straight hat trick of the season in a 5-0 blowout victory over Kern Valley.
Barajas had three goals and an assist to lead the offense, while Zach Satton had five saves in the shutout.
Victor Rodriguez also had a goal and two assists, while Freddy Benitez had a goal and Mark Minjares an assist.
The Warriors also participated in the Liberty Tournament this past weekend, with contests against Delano, Bakersfield Christian, Liberty and Garces.
Through last Saturday, Tehachapi had recorded wins over Delano 2-0, BCHS 4-0 and Liberty 3-0 in round robin play to reach the tournament championship against Garces.
Zach Satton was credited with all three shutouts at keeper, registering a combined 15 saves in the three preliminary contests. Barajas also had a season-high four goals against Bakersfield Christian.
Full results of all four games at the Liberty Tournament, including the championship game against Garces, will be highlighted in next week’s paper.
The Warriors and Braves will have an away match this Thursday against Burroughs. The varsity team will also be participating in the Wasco Tournament while the jayvee team will be in the Liberty Tournament this Friday and Saturday.
The Braves opened up the first contest of the year with a 1-1 tie over Bishop last Tuesday afternoon.
Austin Montgomery scored for Tehachapi, set up off an assist from Tyler Kroeger.
Cameron Snyder recorded the tie at keeper, saving six shots overall in the contest.
Tehachapi (1-1) also participated in the Garces Holiday Jayvee Festival this past weekend, taking on Delano, Frontier and Burroughs. Results of each of those matches will be available next week.