Barons lose to rival team Eastlake Titans


Gloria Ing

BVH player Ashley Escamilla (2) keeps the ball away from an Eastlake High School player during the Jan. 17 away game. Distributed throughout the field, other players dressed in white and blue watched the fight for the ball.

Gloria Ing, Photographer

With the nervousness that accompanies a rivalry game, Bonita Vista High (BVH) girls’ varsity soccer took on their Eastlake High School (EHS) on the Friday night of Jan. 17. Immediately after EHS scored halfway through the first half, BVH responded with a goal, but was ultimately unable to improve their final score. The game ended with EHS winning 4-1 making BVH’s league rank 3-2-0.

“[This game felt different] because of the rivalry. I felt [that BVH] wanted it more but the score didn’t do us well today, but we have many more opportunities coming in to change,” varsity soccer player Alyza Eckhart (14) said.

Halfway through the first half, EHS scored, leading the game 1-0. After, BVH player Angelica Silva (16) scored with a header from a corner kick.

“I think we responded well after the first goal, getting back into it. That was a good, positive sign. Unfortunately, we didn’t respond after we scored,” girls’ varsity soccer coach, Kiko Medina said.

After the Barons made a point, EHS went on to score two more goals before the first half ended, making the score 3-1.

With 12 minutes left on the timer, EHS scored a goal with the Barons taking the loss of the final 4-1 score.

“I think our intensity needs to be there. I do not think we were fully focused and fully playing with intensity tonight. And so when you play a team like Eastlake [High School] they take advantage. I think BVH Girls soccer has to understand that they need to play at their level. They need to play with high intensity and then we’ll always be in games and we will always give ourselves a shot,” Medina said.