Article, 2009 - Ohlone College Renegades Men's Soccer

Ohlone sports roundup: Men's Soccer

By Gary van den Heuvel.

Wednesday, October 21, 2009—Reprinted from Tri-City Voice.

Following an October 6 loss at Las Positas that snapped a four-game winning streak, the Renegades were eager to resume their winning ways, and win they did, twice last week, at Monterey Peninsula College on Tuesday, Oct. 13, and Friday, Oct. 16, at home against Mission College.

The game at Monterey came on the same day as one of the worst wind and rain storms in recent memory, and Ohlone had to overcome horrific conditions to pick up the 2-0 win. Both goals came in the first half, the first coming on a penalty shot by George Mayer II after Daniel Galloway was tackled from behind in the goal box when he was one-on-one with the Monterey goalkeeper. In the 34th minute, Ohlone scored again when Mayer's throw-in to Pierre Bruggeman resulted in Bruggeman burying the ball in the left side of the net.

The worsening weather conditions caused the Monterey school officials to declare the game over after the half. "Ohlone left with three more points and a lot of extra water weight," said winning coach Jan Nordmo, who didn't care much for the conditions but certainly approved of the result.

Three days later, the only flooding going on was the tsunami of goals scored by the Renegades, who destroyed Mission College, 9-1.

Down 4-0 at halftime, Mission had to have been praying for rain, but got no such luck. Ohlone scored early and often, led by Mayer's four goals and one assist. Galloway scored twice, and Dustin Richards, Joel Higgins (who had three assists) and Fancis Phirl each scored a goal.

Ohlone is now 4-1 in the Coast South Division, 8-4 overall.

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