BAKERSFIELD, Calif. — Last year, the Garces boys soccer team celebrated their first-ever CIF SoCal Regional Final. This year, they had to watch another team celebrate that same achievement, on their own field to boot.
The No. 2 Rams were upset by No. 5 Corona-Santiago 3-2 on Saturday night in the final contest of the season. The Rams trailed 2-0 in the game before scoring two straight and forcing overtime. After a scoreless 15-minute period, the game continued to penalty kicks.
After seven straight conversions, Santiago gained an advantage and Garces couldn't match them, losing the round 8-7.