Archive - Feb 10, 2012 - Sports Article
The Bishop Lady Broncos soccer team scored a decisive 3-0 win over the Desert Scorpions Thursday afternoon and are now headed into the CIF playoffs.
Bishop is tied with Frazier Mountain for the High Desert League championship at 8-1-1, but holds a better overall record at 10-7-1.
Playoff brackets will be released this weekend.
The game Thursday was icing on the cake for the Broncos.
In the first minutes of the match, Cassie McKinley ripped down the sidelines, outdistancing the Scorpion defenders, for the first goal of the game.
The Lady Broncosâ€™ basketball season has been a rollercoaster ride and Thursday night the team hit the top of the ride.
The team has won games they werenâ€™t supposed to and lost games by a hair.
Thursday night Bishop beat the number-one ranked Desert Lady Scorpions 41-35. With an 8-1 record and a lock on the High Desert League championship, Desert should have won. But, the Broncos, at 5-4, were fighting for a playoff berth and they got it.
Did we mention: the Scorpions are ranked 10th in the CIF Southern Section.
The Broncos soccer team demolished the Desert Scorpions, 9-1, Thursday night, securing a spot in CIF playoffs with a second-place finish in High Desert League.
With a 7-1-2 record, the Broncos are ranked behind Rosamond at 9-0-1.
The match was a total goal-fest from Bishop. Danny Lopez scored the first, less than two minutes into the game.
Ignacio Santana, with an assist from Alexis Barajas, sent in the second, midway through the first half. Ten minutes later, it was Barajas scoring on a Lopez assist.
Bronco ski racers Nick Schley and Robert Toy traded wins and crash-and-burns in the third race series at Mammoth Mountain Ski Area, Friday, Feb. 3.
Laura Stickells was the top Bronco in the womenâ€™s division with third- and second- place wins for the day.
Schley came through for a win in the morning two-run series with a combined time of 45.74.
Toyâ€™s combined time of 52.94 in the afternoon runs rated the number one spot.
The Broncos saw their hopes for a spot in the CIF playoffs vaporize Thursday night with a 37-60 loss to the HDL champion Desert Scorpions. But, just the fact Bishop had a shot at the playoffs is a mark of the teamâ€™s progress this year.
Broncos coach Ben Arcularius knew this season was the first step toward a strong basketball program.
Bishop fields exceptional football and baseball squads in the High Desert League where the other schools excel on the court, making Arculariusâ€™ first step a big one.