Saturday, Feb 02 2013 03:53 PM

Warriors soccer takes down Highland

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The Warriors' Freddy Benitez works the ball past a defender while no. 5 Tyler Todd looks on.

Jose Barajas is the central section leader with 34 goals scored so far on the season. He also leads the section in overall points with 78. Photo by Laura Mathes Orr

Highland came into their second league match with the Warriors riding high on an undefeated record in league play.

But by the time the evening was over, Tehachapi (17-6-1; 4-3-1 SEYL) avenged an earlier season loss to the Scots with a resounding 3-1 victory.

Freddy Benitez recorded the first goal for the Warriors off a Jose Barajas assist, and Barajas then proceeded to score the next two goals for Mountain Soccer to clinch the big win.

David Veszpeller was credited with an assist off of one of the Barajas goals.

The Warriors also had a 2-2 tie this past Friday over North, scoring both of their goals in first half action.

Victor Rodriguez recorded an assist off a corner shot to Cameron Gamble on Tehachapi’s first goal, and Barajas then scored off a Gamble assist.

Zach Satton had 15 saves in the win over Highland and five saves in the tie against North.

Tehachapi will close out league play this week with a home game against Foothill on Wednesday and an away contest against Garces on Friday.

The CIF Division III playoffs will begin next week.
Junior Varsity

The Braves recorded a 1-0 victory over North and suffered a 4-1 loss to Highland this past week.

Josh Mitchell had the winning goal for the Braves over North, with Tyler Kroeger recording the assist.

In the loss over Highland, Austin Montgomery had the goal against the Scots off an assist from Tyler Huebner.

Cameron Snyder had four saves in the shutout win over North and 11 saves in the loss against Highland.

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