Scores

Scoreboard

No Event
Fri Nov 02
Final
68 Taft
69 at Santa Barbara
SBCC Crossover
Sat Nov 03
Final
45 LA Southwest
49 vs. Taft
@ Santa Barbara College Santa Barbara City College Crossover
Wed Nov 14
Final
47 Taft
75 at Allan Hancock
Fri Nov 16
Final
65 Yuba
48 vs. Taft
Fri Nov 23
Final
94 Canyons
47 vs. Taft
@ Ventura, CA Ventura-Kiwanis Tournament
Sat Nov 24
Final
47 Taft
68 vs. Laney
@ Ventura, CA Ventura College Tournament
Wed Dec 05
Final
51 Taft
122 at LA Trade-Tech
Fri Dec 07
Final
66 Taft
79 at Bakersfield
Fri Dec 14
Final
53 Taft
46 vs. LA Southwest
@ LA Harbor L.A. Harbor College Tournament
Sat Dec 15
Final
75 Taft
76 at LA Harbor
L.A. Harbor College Tournament
Sun Dec 16
Final
73 Taft
80 vs. Southwestern
@ LA Harbor L.A. Harbor College Tournament
Sat Jan 05
Final
66 Hartnell
86 vs. Taft
@ Taft
Wed Jan 09
Final
93 Sequoias
35 vs. Taft
Sat Jan 12
Final
93 Reedley
59 vs. Taft
Wed Jan 16
Final
52 Taft
103 at Fresno
Sat Jan 19
Final
36 Taft
75 at Merced
Wed Jan 23
Final
60 Porterville
75 vs. Taft
Fri Jan 25
Final
12 Feather River
6 vs. Taft
Fri Jan 25
Final - 5 innings
0 Mendocino
8 vs. Taft
Fri Jan 25
Final
8 Taft
9 at West Valley
Sat Jan 26
Final - 5 innings
4 Taft
13 at Cabrillo
Sat Jan 26
Final - 5 innings
3 Taft
11 at Cabrillo
Sat Jan 26
Final
7 Barstow
3 vs. Taft
Taft, CA
Sat Jan 26
Final
31 Taft
47 at West Hills-Lemoore
Sun Jan 27
11:30 am
at Pt. Conception Open, (SBCC)
La Purisma Golf Course
Mon Jan 28
8:30 am
at Pt. Conception Open (SBCC)
La Purisma Golf Course
Tue Jan 29
Final
2 Taft
1 at Santa Barbara
Game 1
Tue Jan 29
Final - 5 innings
15 Taft
5 at Santa Barbara
Game 2
Fri Feb 01
Final
6 Ohlone
0 vs. Taft
Fri Feb 01
Final
8 Taft
10 at Canyons
Gm 1 of doubleheader
Fri Feb 01
Final
1 Ohlone
11 vs. Taft
Fri Feb 01
Final - 6 innings
3 Taft
11 at Canyons
Gm 2 of doubleheader
Sat Feb 02
Final
29 Taft
106 at Sequoias
Sponsored by Pepsi
Mon Feb 04
12:00 pm
at CVC Tournament #1 (FCC)
@ Sunnyside Country Club Sunnyside Country Club, Fresno-rescheduled to Mar.4
Tue Feb 05
Final
4 Taft
24 at San Joaquin Delta
Wed Feb 06
Final
51 Taft
74 at Reedley
Thu Feb 07
Final
11 San Joaquin Delta
2 vs. Taft
Fri Feb 08
Final
9 Moorpark
14 vs. Taft
Sat Feb 09
Final
106 Fresno
53 vs. Taft
Mon Feb 11
11:00 am
at NorCal Preview, CVC Tournament #2
Yolo Fliers Golf Club, Woodland
Tue Feb 12
Final - 5 innings
4 Gavilan
13 vs. Taft
Tue Feb 12
Final - 6 innings
8 Gavilan
16 vs. Taft
Wed Feb 13
Final
109 Merced
37 vs. Taft
Fri Feb 15
Final
1 LA Harbor
13 vs. Taft
Sat Feb 16
Final
54 Taft
58 at Porterville
Mon Feb 18
12:00 pm
at CVC Tournament #3 (San Jose City College)
Coyote Creek Golf Course, San Jose
Mon Feb 18
Final
1 LA Harbor
0 vs. Taft
Tue Feb 19
Final - 6 innings
9 Bakersfield
0 vs. Taft
@Bakersfield
Tue Feb 19
Final - 5 innings
11 Bakersfield
2 vs. Taft
@Bakersfield
Wed Feb 20
Final
1 Taft
2 at Long Beach
Wed Feb 20
Final
69 West Hills-Lemoore
40 vs. Taft
Thu Feb 21
Final
11 Taft
5 at Hartnell
Thu Feb 21
Final - 6 innings
13 Taft
4 at Hartnell
Fri Feb 22
Final
1 Bakersfield
7 vs. Taft
Sat Feb 23
Final
16 Barstow
8 vs. Taft
Sat Feb 23
Final
8 Barstow
7 vs. Taft
Tue Feb 26
Final
15 Taft
8 at Antelope Valley
Thu Feb 28
Final
15 Taft
9 at Allan Hancock
Fri Mar 01
Final
5 Allan Hancock
1 vs. Taft
Sat Mar 02
Final
1 Antelope Valley
3 vs. Taft
Sun Mar 03
Final
9 Siskiyous
4 vs. Taft
Rescheduled rain out
Sun Mar 03
Final
8 Siskiyous
5 vs. Taft
Rescheduled rain out
Mon Mar 04
12:00 pm
at CVC Tournament #1 (FCC)
@ Sunnyside Country Club Sunnyside Country Club, Fresno (rescheduled from rain out)
Thu Mar 07
Final
2 Fresno
11 vs. Taft
Thu Mar 07
Final
6 Porterville
5 vs. Taft
Fri Mar 08
Final
8 Taft
12 at Fresno
Sat Mar 09
Final
10 Fresno
4 vs. Taft
Mon Mar 11
12:00 pm
at CVC Tournament #5 (Reedley College)
Kings River Golf & Country Club
Tue Mar 12
Final
9 Reedley
3 vs. Taft
Tue Mar 12
Final
20 Taft
7 at Cerro Coso
Tue Mar 12
Final
8 Reedley
4 vs. Taft
Thu Mar 14
Final
6 Cerro Coso
7 vs. Taft
Thu Mar 14
Final
10 Sequoias
3 vs. Taft
Sat Mar 16
Final
15 Taft
9 at Cerro Coso
Mon Mar 18
12:00 pm
at CVC Tournament #6 (Merced)
Merced Country Club (Neutral)
Tue Mar 19
Final - 5 innings
2 Taft
11 at Fresno
Double Header
Tue Mar 19
Final
5 Reedley
8 vs. Taft
Tue Mar 19
Final - 5 innings
2 Taft
19 at Fresno
Double Header
Thu Mar 21
Final
15 Taft
6 at Reedley
Sat Mar 23
Final
2 Reedley
8 vs. Taft
Mon Mar 25
12:00 pm
at CVC Tournament #7
Buena Vista Golf Course, Taft
Tue Mar 26
Final - 5 innings
17 Cerro Coso
4 vs. Taft
Tue Mar 26
Final
9 Taft
4 at West Hills Coalinga
Tue Mar 26
Final - 5 innings
3 Cerro Coso
19 vs. Taft
Thu Mar 28
Final
0 West Hills Coalinga
10 vs. Taft
Thu Mar 28
Final - 6 innings
11 Merced
0 vs. Taft
Sat Mar 30
Final
12 Taft
3 at West Hills Coalinga
Mon Apr 01
10:00 am
at Rig City Invitational CVC Tournament #4
@ Bakersfield Country Club Bakersfield Country Club
Tue Apr 02
Final
4 Taft
7 at Porterville
Tue Apr 02
Final - 14 innings
7 Taft
8 at Merced
Tue Apr 02
Final - 5 innings
1 Taft
11 at Porterville
Thu Apr 04
Final
9 Merced
6 vs. Taft
Thu Apr 04
Final - 8 innings
2 Taft
3 at Reedley
Sat Apr 06
Final
12 Taft
10 at Merced
Mon Apr 08
12:00 pm
at CVC Tournament #8 (MPC)
Del Monte Golf Course, Monerey
Tue Apr 09
Final
6 Taft
9 at Sequoias
Tue Apr 09
Final
2 Porterville
7 vs. Taft
Tue Apr 09
Final - 6 innings
0 Taft
8 at Sequoias
Thu Apr 11
Final
20 Taft
1 at Porterville
Thu Apr 11
Final
7 Fresno
1 vs. Taft
Fri Apr 12
Final - 5 innings
10 Taft
2 at Allan Hancock
Sat Apr 13
Final
2 Porterville
8 vs. Taft
Mon Apr 15
Final - 6 innings
2 West Hills Coalinga
11 vs. Taft
Rescheduled rain out
Tue Apr 16
Final - 5 innings
12 Taft
3 at West Hills Coalinga
Rescheduled rain out
Tue Apr 16
Final - 6 innings
0 Taft
8 at West Hills Coalinga
Thu Apr 18
Final - 5 innings
9 Taft
1 at Cerro Coso
Thu Apr 18
Final - 10 innings
4 Taft
3 at Compton
Fri Apr 19
Cancelled
Taft
at El Camino
Sat Apr 20
Final
5 Taft
6 at Ventura
Mon Apr 22
12:00 pm
at CVC Tournament #9
Hunter Ranch Golf Course, Paso Robles
Tue Apr 23
Final
8 Taft
4 at Merced
Rescheduled rain out
Tue Apr 23
Final
15 Taft
6 at Sequoias
Tue Apr 23
Final - 5 innings
4 Taft
12 at Merced
Rescheduled rain out
Thu Apr 25
Final
5 Sequoias
7 vs. Taft
Fri Apr 26
Final
8 Taft
19 at Sequoias
Sat Apr 27
Final
30 Taft
3 at Antelope Valley
Mon Apr 29
12:00 pm
at CVC Tournament #10
Stockton Golf & Country Club
Fri May 03
Final
10 Taft
11 at Sacramento City
CCCAA Baseball Regional Game #1
Sat May 04
Final
3 Taft
6 at Sacramento City
CCCAA Baseball Regional Game #2
Mon May 06
All Day
at Northern California Championships
Yolo Fliers Club Golf Course, Woodland
Mon May 13
All Day
at CCCAA State Championship
Silverado Resort & Spa Golf Course, Napa
Sat Aug 17
9:00 AM
Alumni
vs. Taft
Scrimmage
Sat Aug 17
10:00 AM
Alumni
vs. Taft
Alumni Tournament / Scrimmage
Wed Aug 21
2:30 PM
Taft
vs. TBA
@ San Bernardino Valley College Scrimmage
Tue Aug 27
Final
0 Taft
3 at San Mateo
CSM Classic #1, 25-17, 25-18, 25-16
Thu Aug 29
Final
2 Orange Coast
2 vs. Taft
@ Ventura college New Balance Community College Showcase
Fri Aug 30
Final
3 De Anza
0 vs. Taft
Taft Quad, 25-12, 25-19, 25-14
Fri Aug 30
Final
3 San Diego Mesa
0 vs. Taft
@ Ventura college New Balance Community College Showcase
Fri Aug 30
Final
3 San Joaquin Delta
0 vs. Taft
Taft Quad, 25-7, 25-10, 25-14
Tue Sep 03
Final
Reedley L, 344-396
Taft / Buena Vista GC
Wed Sep 04
Final
0 Cerro Coso
8 vs. Taft
Wed Sep 04
Final
0 Taft
2 at Oxnard
Thu Sep 05
Final
at Conference Tournament #1 L, 325-415
Reedley / Kings River GCC
Fri Sep 06
Final
1 Taft
3 vs. Gavilan
@ S.J. Delta Delta Classic, Match #5, 25-19, 24-26, 25-15, 25-10
Fri Sep 06
Final
2 Taft
0 at Allan Hancock
Fri Sep 06
Final
3 Taft
0 at Allan Hancock
Fri Sep 06
Final
3 San Mateo
1 vs. Taft
@ Delta Delta Classic, Match #13, 25-22, 25-17, 22-25, 25-13
Sat Sep 07
Final
3 Shasta
1 vs. Taft
@ San Joaquin Delta Delta Classic, Match #18, 25-22, 21-25, 25-20, 25-16
Sat Sep 07
Final
3 Taft
2 vs. San Francisco
@ San Joaquin Delta Delta Classic, Match #25, 21-25, 25-20, 25-14, 11-25, 15-12
Tue Sep 10
12:00 PM
Conference Tournament #2 L, 318-375
Taft / North Kern GC
Tue Sep 10
Final
2 Santa Ana
0 vs. Taft
Wed Sep 11
Final
3 Cerro Coso
1 vs. Taft
25-17, 18-25, 25-17, 25-19
Fri Sep 13
Cancelled
Lassen
vs. Taft
@ Lake Tahoe, CA
Fri Sep 13
Final
1 Feather River
1 vs. Taft
@ TMCC
Fri Sep 13
Final
3 Taft
1 vs. Shasta
@ Sacramento, CA Cosumnes River Triangular - Sacramento, California
Fri Sep 13
Final
2 Taft
1 at Canyons
Fri Sep 13
Final
2 Taft
3 at Cosumnes River
Sat Sep 14
Final
1 Taft
4 at Lake Tahoe
Tue Sep 17
12:00 PM
at Conference Tournament #3 L, 330-424
Fresno / Sunnyside CC
Tue Sep 17
Final
0 Taft
0 at Folsom Lake
Wed Sep 18
Final
3 Fresno
0 vs. Taft
CVC, 25-10, 25-7, 25-15
Fri Sep 20
Final
2 Santa Barbara
1 vs. Taft
Fri Sep 20
Final
1 Santa Barbara
0 vs. Taft
Fri Sep 20
Final
3 Taft
1 at Reedley
CVC, 25-15, 23-25, 25-12, 25-20
Tue Sep 24
Final
3 Taft
1 at Desert
Tue Sep 24
Final
4 Cerritos
2 vs. Taft
Wed Sep 25
Final
0 Taft
3 at West Hills Coalinga
CVC, 25-7, 25-19, 25-5
Thu Sep 26
12:00 PM
Reedley
Taft / Buena Vista GC
Fri Sep 27
Final
0 Porterville
3 vs. Taft
CVC, 25-14, 25-22, 25-17
Fri Sep 27
Final
3 Taft
4 at Santa Ana
Fri Sep 27
Final
0 Victor Valley
5 vs. Taft
Sat Sep 28
Final
0 Taft
3 at Cabrillo
Cabrillo Classic, 25-12, 25-16, 25-10
Sat Sep 28
Final
3 Hartnell
1 vs. Taft
@ Cabrillo Cabrillo Classic, 25-17, 25-19, 22-25, 26-24
Tue Oct 01
Final
2 Taft
0 at Sequoias
Wed Oct 02
Final
1 Taft
3 at Sequoias
CVC, 25-8, 25-14, 23-25, 25-11
Thu Oct 03
1:00 PM
at Conference Tournament #4
Reedley / Kings River GCC
Fri Oct 04
Final
0 Taft
3 at Rio Hondo
Fri Oct 04
Final
3 Columbia
1 vs. Taft
CVC, 25-21, 25-18, 20-25, 25-21
Tue Oct 08
Final
0 Pasadena City
6 vs. Taft
Tue Oct 08
Final
1 Clovis
1 vs. Taft
Thu Oct 10
12:00 PM
at Conference Tournament #5
Turlock / Turlock CC
Fri Oct 11
Final
0 Taft
2 at Fresno
Fri Oct 11
Final
0 Taft
3 at Merced
CVC, 25-14, 26-24, 25-15
Tue Oct 15
12:00 PM
at Conference Tournament #6
Stockton / Elkhorn CC
Tue Oct 15
Final
1 Reedley
2 vs. Taft
Tue Oct 15
Final
1 San Bernardino Valley
1 vs. Taft
Wed Oct 16
Final
3 Taft
0 at West Hills-Lemoore
CVC, 25-21, 25-10, 25-22
Thu Oct 17
12:00 PM
Conference Tournament #7
Taft / Buena Vista GC
Fri Oct 18
Final
1 West Hills Lemoore
2 vs. Taft
Fri Oct 18
Final
0 Taft
1 at Desert
Fri Oct 18
Final
0 Taft
3 at Fresno
CVC, 25-12, 25-11, 25-13
Tue Oct 22
12:00 PM
at Conference Tournament #8
Reedley / Belmont CC
Tue Oct 22
Final
4 Taft
0 at Sequoias
Tue Oct 22
Final
0 Canyons
2 vs. Taft
Wed Oct 23
Final
0 Reedley
3 vs. Taft
CVC, 25-10, 25-22, 25-20
Thu Oct 24
12:00 PM
at Conference Tournament #9
Fresno / Sunnyside CC
Fri Oct 25
Final
0 Taft
2 at Clovis
Fri Oct 25
Final
0 Taft
1 at Chaffey
Fri Oct 25
Final
3 West Hills Coalinga
2 vs. Taft
CVC, 22-25, 25-15, 28-26, 13-25, 15-13
Tue Oct 29
12:00 PM
at Conference Tournament #10
Ripon / Spring Creek CC
Tue Oct 29
Final
1 West Hills Lemoore
6 vs. Taft
Tue Oct 29
Final
0 Taft
0 at Fresno
Wed Oct 30
Cancelled
Norco
vs. Taft
Due to unhealthy air quality at both institutions, this game was cancelled.
Wed Oct 30
Final
3 Taft
2 at Porterville
CVC, 23-25, 25-22, 21-25, 25-20, 15-12
Fri Nov 01
Final
1 Sequoias
3 vs. Taft
Fri Nov 01
Final
3 Taft
4 at Reedley
Fri Nov 01
Final
43 Taft
77 at Santa Barbara
SBCC MTXE Crossover
Fri Nov 01
Final
3 Sequoias
0 vs. Taft
CVC, 25-16, 25-21, 25-20
Sat Nov 02
Final
59 Ohlone
44 vs. Taft
@ SBCC SBCC MTXE Crossover
Sun Nov 03
Final
71 Chaffey
68 vs. Taft
@ SBCC SBCC MTXE Crossover
Mon Nov 04
All Day
at Nor-Cal Regional Championships
TBA
Mon Nov 04
Final
3 Taft
1 at Columbia
CVC, 25-16, 25-15, 18-25, 25-22
Tue Nov 05
All Day
at Nor-Cal Regional Championships
TBA
Tue Nov 05
Final
0 Taft
1 at West Hills Lemoore
Fri Nov 08
Final
2 Sequoias
0 vs. Taft
Fri Nov 08
Final
1 Taft
1 at Clovis
Sun Nov 10
All Day
at CCCAA State Championships
Morro Bay / Morro Bay GC
Mon Nov 11
All Day
at CCCAA State Championships
Morro Bay / Morro Bay GC
Tue Nov 12
Final
0 Clovis
1 vs. Taft
Tue Nov 12
Final
0 Fresno
0 vs. Taft
Wed Nov 13
Final
3 Merced
1 vs. Taft
CVC, 19-25, 25-16, 25-19, 25-20
Thu Nov 14
Final
65 Allan Hancock
47 vs. Taft
Fri Nov 15
Final
0 Fresno
1 vs. Taft
Fri Nov 15
Final
2 Taft
0 at West Hills Lemoore
Fri Nov 15
Final
0 West Hills-Lemoore
3 vs. Taft
CVC, 25-16, 25-19, 25-20
Sat Nov 16
Final
88 Taft
75 at Hartnell
Thu Nov 21
Final
34 Taft
105 vs. Mt. San Antonio
@ Ventura College Ventura College Tournament
Fri Nov 22
Final
38 Taft
122 vs. Canyons
@ Ventura College Ventura-Kiwanis Tournament
Sat Nov 23
Final
50 Taft
63 vs. Laney
@ Ventura VC-Kiwanis Tournament of Champions
Sat Nov 23
Final
1 Taft
3 at Las Positas
Nor Cal Playoffs, Round I
Wed Dec 04
Final
47 Taft
60 at LA Southwest
Fri Dec 06
6:00 PM
Bakersfield
vs. Taft
Fri Dec 13
10:00 AM
LA Southwest
vs. Taft
@ LA Harbor
Sat Dec 14
10:00 AM
Taft
vs. Orange Coast
@ LA Harbor
Sun Dec 15
10:00 AM
Taft
vs. Mission
@ LA Harbor Tournament LA Harbor Tournament
Fri Dec 27
5:00 PM
Taft
at Gavilan
Sat Dec 28
1:00 PM
Taft
vs. Cabrillo
@ Gavilan Gavilan College crossover
Sun Dec 29
11:00 AM
San Mateo
vs. Taft
@ Gavilan Gavilan College crossover
Wed Jan 08
5:00 PM
Taft
at Sequoias
Sat Jan 11
3:00 PM
Taft
at Reedley
Wed Jan 15
6:00 PM
Fresno
vs. Taft
Sat Jan 18
6:00 PM
Merced
vs. Taft
Wed Jan 22
5:00 PM
Taft
at Porterville
Sat Jan 25
6:00 PM
West Hills-Lemoore
vs. Taft
Sat Feb 01
6:00 PM
Sequoias
vs. Taft
Wed Feb 05
6:00 PM
Reedley
vs. Taft
Sat Feb 08
3:00 PM
Taft
at Fresno
Wed Feb 12
5:00 PM
Taft
at Merced
Sat Feb 15
6:00 PM
Porterville
vs. Taft
Wed Feb 19
5:00 PM
Taft
at West Hills-Lemoore
No Event
No Event
No Event
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No Event
No Event
No Event
Thu Apr 20
Final
8 West Hills Coalinga
11 vs. Taft
Sat Apr 22
Final - 10 innings
7 Taft
5 at West Hills Coalinga
Tue Apr 25
Final
2 Reedley
1 vs. Taft
Thu Apr 27
Final
5 Taft
16 at Reedley
Fri Apr 28
Final
1 Reedley
3 vs. Taft
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No Event
No Event
No Event
Sat Nov 16
Final
88 Taft
75 at Hartnell
Thu Nov 21
Final
34 Taft
105 vs. Mt. San Antonio
@ Ventura College Ventura College Tournament
Fri Nov 22
Final
38 Taft
122 vs. Canyons
@ Ventura College Ventura-Kiwanis Tournament
Sat Nov 23
Final
50 Taft
63 vs. Laney
@ Ventura VC-Kiwanis Tournament of Champions
Wed Dec 04
Final
47 Taft
60 at LA Southwest
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Tue Sep 03
Final
Reedley L, 344-396
Taft / Buena Vista GC
Thu Sep 05
Final
at Conference Tournament #1 L, 325-415
Reedley / Kings River GCC
Tue Sep 10
12:00 PM
Conference Tournament #2 L, 318-375
Taft / North Kern GC
Tue Sep 17
12:00 PM
at Conference Tournament #3 L, 330-424
Fresno / Sunnyside CC
View Full Schedule
No Event
No Event
No Event
Wed Oct 30
Cancelled
Norco
vs. Taft
Due to unhealthy air quality at both institutions, this game was cancelled.
Fri Nov 01
Final
1 Sequoias
3 vs. Taft
Fri Nov 08
Final
1 Taft
1 at Clovis
Tue Nov 12
Final
0 Fresno
0 vs. Taft
Fri Nov 15
Final
2 Taft
0 at West Hills Lemoore
View Full Schedule
No Event
No Event
No Event
Tue Nov 05
Final
0 Taft
1 at West Hills Lemoore
Fri Nov 08
Final
2 Sequoias
0 vs. Taft
Tue Nov 12
Final
0 Clovis
1 vs. Taft
Fri Nov 15
Final
0 Fresno
1 vs. Taft
Sat Nov 23
Final
1 Taft
3 at Las Positas
Nor Cal Playoffs, Round I
View Full Schedule
No Event
No Event
No Event
Fri May 05
Final
6 Taft
4 at Monterey
Sat May 06
Final - 5 innings
13 Monterey
3 vs. Taft
Sat May 06
Final
10 Monterey
11 vs. Taft
Fri May 12
Final - 6 innings
1 Taft
9 vs. San Mateo
@ San Mateo San Mateo Super Regional
Sat May 13
Final
5 Foothill
0 vs. Taft
CCCAA NorCal Super Regional
View Full Schedule
No Event
No Event
No Event
Wed Oct 30
Final
3 Taft
2 at Porterville
CVC, 23-25, 25-22, 21-25, 25-20, 15-12
Fri Nov 01
Final
3 Sequoias
0 vs. Taft
CVC, 25-16, 25-21, 25-20
Mon Nov 04
Final
3 Taft
1 at Columbia
CVC, 25-16, 25-15, 18-25, 25-22
Wed Nov 13
Final
3 Merced
1 vs. Taft
CVC, 19-25, 25-16, 25-19, 25-20
Fri Nov 15
Final
0 West Hills-Lemoore
3 vs. Taft
CVC, 25-16, 25-19, 25-20
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Cougar Men Score Late Goal to Advance in State Playoffs

Cougar Men Score Late Goal to Advance in State Playoffs

Taft Midway Driller

Nov 21, 2016

By Dennis McCall

 

Freshman midfielder Jesus Vidal drilled a shot through a gaggle of players in front of the goal that found the back of the net and lifted Taft College into the quarterfinals of the northern California soccer playoffs.

 

The game-winner came in the 85th minute of a hard-fought first-round match and gave the No. 6 Cougars a 3-2 victory over visiting No. 11 Las Positas College of Livermore.

 

Vidal's shot – off a short pass from Jovany Cachola – came moments after Fabian Roman took a hard foul in the box. Cachola flipped the ball out to Vidal just inside the 18-yard box as players scrambled in front of Hawk goalkeeper Jose Elizondo. Vidal's line drive came so hard Elizondo was unable to get a glove on it.

 

"I felt like we had control of the game," said Cougar coach Angelo Cutrona. "I'm glad that our type of soccer prevailed."

 

He said the Cougars were prepared for the way the match ended.

 

"All week we had practiced for those scenarios. We never lost our composure. That's going to take us a long way if we can keep that up."

 

For now Cutrona hopes it serves the Cougars well when TC travels to No. 3 De Anza College in Cupertino on Tuesday for a second-round match. De Anza (13-2-6) beat No. 14 Contra Costa 3-1 in the opening round. NorCal semi-finals will be played Saturday. (Check taftmidwaydriller.com to see if the Cougars advanced.)

 

Las Positas, who upset the Cougars two years ago in the first round in Taft, scored first on a goal by Marco Neves in the 44th minute.

 

"Giving up that goal in the 44th was a bummer because we were controlling the tempo," said Cutrona. "We were prepared for their throw-ins and free kicks."

 

Four minutes into the second half on Taft's first possession the Cougars got even when forward Fernando Robles headed in a goal off a free kick from Christian Garcia.

 

The Hawks answered with a goal in the 55th minute, Neves scoring again with a header also off a free kick.

 

Five minutes later the Cougars tied the score again when Luis Martinez's shot ricocheted off a defender's leg and Cachola slammed it into the back of the net.

 

The Cougars kept working, controlling possession since the Hawks were down a man after a red card in the 50th minute.

 

Finally, the hard work paid off with the late goal from Vidal.