Team News, 2008 Season - Ohlone Renegades Men's Soccer
Renegades Men's Show Guts and Gets Closer
Friday, September 2, 2008.
Fremont, CA - Ohlone men’s soccer hosted Delta Tuesday afternoon and showed a lot of fortitude having played the last 30 minutes with only 10 men and losing the match 3 – 1.
Delta College arrived at Ohlone with 36 players while Ohlone fielded a healthy roster of only 12. Injuries continue to plague the Renegades and Tuesday was no different, Wayne Jin went down with a minor pulled muscle during the pre-game warm-up but it was enough that he had to come out of the match in the first 5 minutes. This injury put the Renegades down to 11 players which meant that there would be no substitutes coming in off the bench.
Delta was the first to break the nil, nil deadlock when they scored in the 32nd minute and they took the 1-0 lead into halftime.
It did not take long for Ohlone to knot up the match however when Patrick Lee (Mission San Jose High, Fremont, CA) took a corner kick in the 48th minute and Inayat Nasib (American High, Fremont, CA) latched on to it and put it away for Ohlone.
The Renegades had the better run of play for most of the match outshooting Delta 12 – 6 but the injury bug was about to strike Ohlone again when Darwin Eng went down after being kicked and could not shake a leg cramp, this put Ohlone down to 10 players with 30 minutes left in the match. It did not take Delta long to capitalize on their man advantage and struck for the game winner in the 78th minute and got their insurance goal that they needed in the 83rd minute.
“Even though we were short handed today, we played with pride, poise and guts! I am continually amazed by these men and the resilience that they show match after match. We had 3 clear cut breakaways today that we just did not finish, we have to take those chances if we expect to win matches” Coach Don Williams said. “We are improving match by match and when conference play rolls around I expect to see us firing on all cylinders.”
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