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The Bishop Broncos soccer squads started pre-league play Monday, Nov. 19 at Littlerock, north of Palmdale, with mixed results.
The Lady Broncos JV trounced the Lobos, 7-0; the varsity won, 1-0.
The Broncos had a rough start with the JV squad dropping the game 1-3 and the varsity doing the same 0-4.
Varsity coach John McGurke lost six starters from a strong 2011-12 team and is still in the process of reconfiguring his 2012-13 squad.
â€śWhile not happy about the final result,â€ť McGurke said, â€śI was pleased with our play at times and some individual performances. The Lobos are a very good team and gave us a solid gauge on what we need to work on to be ready for league play in January.â€ť
Alberto Olvera, Bishopâ€™s central defender for the past three years, is moving into a central midfielder role along side sophomore Elijah Alexander.
â€śWe are currently looking at a few different players to fill the central defender role and shore up the back line alongside senior left back Angel Aranzubia,â€ť McGurke said.
The Broncos head to the Palmdale Classic this Friday, opening with Knight High School.