Team News, 2009 Season - Ohlone College Renegades Men's Soccer

Match Report: Freshman Help Set Tone for New Renegade Look

  • Game Day: Tuesday, September 1, 2009
  • Ohlone of Coast South Division, Non-Conference Match
  • Gavilan @ Ohlone
  • Ohlone 3, Gavilan 1

Ohlone Renegade men took to their home field for the second time in five days this warm Tuesday afternoon facing Gilroy’s Gavilan College. They were trying to shake off a wobble on Friday when they struggled to recover from a two goal deficit against West Hill College, they were also trying to shake off the dust from last season’s challenges when it was last October that they had their first win of that season.

The men performed well in the spring non-traditional season and were hoping to build on that and more. It would be two freshmen that certainly shined in bringing Ohlone back from an early goal set back at the twentieth minute from midfielder Victor Iracheta’s laser shot that caught Ohlone flat in the back and keeper Daniel Galloway, sophomore, off guard.

The play developed from a left sided possession loss off a throw-in which quickly found Iracheta at twenty-five yards out from the Ohlone right goal post.

Renegades were in trouble and did not deserve to be as the first fifteen minutes was their possession and their play proved on par and even better as Ohlone would drive to goal early on missing the goal or shooting wide, but pressing non-the-less.

Renegade mentality was far different this game and Friday’s game then it was last year. The men in green would probe the wings and found crossing opportunities provided by both wings, notably Joel Higgins, sophomore, on the right hit a blazer across the middle forcing freshman sensation George Mayer II to reach but be unable to tap the first goal into the netting.

Jonathan Santillam had two solid attempts from the right midfield but keeper Cristhian Maravilla would come up with the saves. Shots were even at the half with both teams managing two on frame while Ohlone had several to the outside width of the pipes.

Second half, new story

Ohlone again out strong, this time for good. Two minutes in, glory and confidence all found from a stunning Sean Randall throw-in catching off guard the Gavilan backs, keeper and some in the stands.

Jarod Fluke was fully alert and pinged a solid netter forcing Ohlone to erupt and realize that things were about to change. Score now level, game on for Ohlone, the midfield were in control, led by Mayer and supported by Edgar Moncaleano and Jason Ruiz, both freshmen. Ohlone’s keeper Galloway would still be called into action late to save another after a flurry similar to Friday’s capper on Ohlone came to haunt the Renegades, this time Galloway adjusted and the shot by Luis Esqueda would not count against Ohlone.

Midway to end time of the second half, Renegades took the lead. Another fanciful throw results in a scramble at the goal box, both Fluke and Moncaleano would tickle the finish but Moncaleano finds the credit and again the shake of the Fremont foothills was cased by Ohlone men’s soccer getting the topper over Gavilan.

A final capper came in the 85th minute off a George Mayer free kick thirty-five yards diagonal of the left goals post on Gavilan’s end. Mayer’s pacey ball found Santiallam a top the goal box rightfloat side, who precisely drove the ball into the net and gave Ohlone a well deserved victor send off.

Outstanding Performers:

  • Ohlone - Sean Randall, B, freshman
  • Ohlone - Jarod Fluke, F, freshman
  • Gavilan - Victor Iracheta, MF, sophomore
Time (minutes)
Goal by Assist by
Gavilan 20 Victor Iracheta N/A
Ohlone 47 Jarol Fluke Sean Randall
Ohlone 69 Edgar Moncaleano Sean Randall
Ohlone 85 Jonathan Santiallam George Mayer II
Fouls 6 4
Corners 6 1
Shots 11 7
Saves 3 8
Ohlone 1-1-0 0-0-0
Gavilan 0-1-0 0-0-0

Next opponent for Ohlone:

  • Monterey Peninsula College
  • Tuesday, September 8, 2009, 1:30pm Kick Off

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