CALIFORNIA CITY — The California City Ravens boys soccer team has won its last five games, building momentum as the regular season draws to a close this week.

The Ravens’ last game was set for Tuesday, Feb. 5, in Cal City against conference rivals the Rosamond Roadrunners.

Heading into that contest, Coach McKern and company were riding high on a late season burst of victories that started back on the 25th of January, when they dropped Kern Valley 5-3 here in Cal City. The next day they travelled to Lebec, where they took down Frazier Mountain 6-2.

The roll continued on the 29th when they went to Lake Isabella to face off against Kern Valley once more, and again they won 5-2 in that contest. Then on the 31st, the Boron Bobcats came to town to take on the Ravens. The Ravens won that game by a staggering 13-0. In addition to the 13 goals scored, the Ravens had 11 shots on goal that were saved by Boron’s goalkeeper.

So, the Ravens’ big boost late in the season has brought their record up to 6-10-1, (6-4-1 in league play) after standing at 1-10-1 as recently as Jan. 24. The Ravens have one last regular season game against Rosamond on the 5th here in Cal City at Robert P. Ulrich Elementary, where all games have been played this year due to Epic Field at CCHS still being under repair. Game time is 3 p.m.

The Lady Ravens soccer team, on the other hand, has lost four of its last five outings.

Starting back on Jan. 25 against Kern Valley, the Lady Ravens lost 6-2 here in Cal City. The next day they also lost to Frazier Mountain 4-0 in Lebec. Both were conference games. Then on the 29th up in Lake Isabella, the Lady Ravens fell again 3-1, also in conference play.

Much in need, they finally grabbed up a 5-0 win over Boron on the 31st here in Cal City, but the next day, they travelled over to Edwards AFB to face off against rival Desert High and the Lady Scorpions, and lost that contest 2-1 in a hard fought game that saw a lot of defense and little scoring.

This now brings the Lady Ravens’ season record to 6-12 (3-8 in league). They have one last outing this Tuesday against the Rosamond Roadrunners here in Cal City, with game time at 3 p.m. Full scores will be in next issue of MDN.

The Rosamond boys soccer team lost its match on the 28th against Bishop Union 1-0 in conference play in Bishop. The Roadrunners then played Desert at home in Rosamond on the 29th, winning that game 7-0, also in conference play, and finished the week up on Friday with a 2-2 tie against Frazier Mountain at home in a conference game. The Roadrunners now post a season record of 9-11-1 (8-2-1 league). They now go up against Cal City on Tuesday the 5th with full scores in the next issue of MDN.

The Lady Roadrunners soccer team had a better run of luck. On the 28th they tied Bishop Union 1-1 in a conference game in Bishop. They followed that up with a conference match against Desert High in Rosamond, which they won handily 4-0 on the 29th. The next outing was last Friday in Rosamond, when Frazier Mountain rolled into town for a conference game. The Lady Roadrunners took them down 3-0, adding to their season record which now stands at 13-5-2 (9-1-1 in league play). They too will have one more chance to better those stats against Cal City and the Lady Ravens on Tuesday Feb. 5 in Cal City. Full scores in next issue of MDN.

Over in Mojave, the Mustangs’ season closed out last week with a game against Mammoth in Mojave on Jan. 30, which the Mustangs won by a score of 1-0 in a conference game. They had just come off a win against Desert Christian Jan. 29, also ending in a 1-0 victory for the Mustangs, who now post a season record of 7-6-1 (3-0-1 in league play). The Mustangs have no more regular season matches scheduled for this season.

The Lady Stangs, on the other hand, dropped both games last week, starting on the 29th when they lost to Desert Christian 2-1 in conference play, and then followed that up the next day with a loss to Mammoth 3-1 in Mojave, also in conference play. The Lady Mustangs also have no more games scheduled for this season.

On base at Edwards, the Desert High Scorpions soccer team lost all three games it played last week, starting on the 28th against Kern Valley where the Scorpions lost 4-3 in a very close and hard-fought conference game. The next day on the 29th, they dropped a conference match to Rosamond 7-0 in an uncharacteristic stomping. They then faced the Cal City Ravens on base last Friday, where they lost 4-3 also in conference play.

This brings the Scorps’ record so far this season to 5-11 (3-7 league). They next go up against Frazier Mountain on Monday the 4th, with full scores in next issue of MDN.

The Lady Scorpions of Desert High School also brought home a win last week. First they went up against Frazier Mountain on the 31st, but so far no scores have been reported for that contest. Then last Friday afternoon, they welcomed the Cal City Lady Ravens to Desert High, where they won that conference game 2-1.

This now gives the Lady Scorpions a season record of 4-13 (2-8 league). The Scorpions have one last outing to raise those stats when they travel to Boron to face off against rival Bobcats on Tuesday the 5th in Boron. Game time is 3 p.m.

The Boron soccer teams are still yet to win a game this season, with the boys dropping a 4-0 contest to Bishop Jan. 29 and a 13-0 contest to Cal City Jan. 31, and the girls losing 7-0 to Bishop and 5-0 to Cal City. The Bobcat boys are now 0-17-1, while the girls are 0-17. Both teams were set to close out the year against Desert on Feb. 5.