Article, 2009 Season - Ohlone College Renegades Men's Soccer

[De Anza] Men's soccer suffers tough loss [to Ohlone]

By Joe Garcia.

Monday, November 2, 2009—Reprinted from La Voz Weekly Online - The Voice of De Anza College.

Ohlone College defeated the De Anza College men's soccer team 2-0 on Oct. 23, making their record 6-5-3. Ohlone wasted little time, as converted forward George Meyer II scored a 14th-minute goal, leaving De Anza to respond with relentless offensive effort.

Ohlone's student Meyer, continued his season-long hot streak by scoring the second goal of the game, and his tenth of the season, despite the strong defensive efforts by De Anza's own Robert Adam.

Assistant Coach Colin Lindores anticipated a difficult challenge from the Ohlone men's team saying, "They're probably ready to come out and do some damage against us." He was right.

De Anza Forward Roberto Garcia smacked two shots that were denied by Ohlone keeper Iman Aghel, but had a lot of support from midfielder, Andrew Cota.

De Anza struggled to maintain offensively, and to no avail. The Ohlone backfield outran the challenges that were put forth by Cota and forward Boubacar Diallo.

"Quit playing like you're in grade school," a member of the coaching staff yelled as De Anza players failed to produce results.

Speaking on tactics, Lindores said, "It's our hope that we put some goals in the back of the net, that's been quite difficult for us in recent games." As things began to break down for De Anza during the second half, it appeared that this was not going to happen.

Lindores had mentioned prior to the start of the game that the record of Ohlone College was 10-4-0, and that three of their losses had occurred on turf, the same as the De Anza field.

"It's a question of whether they're a turf team," Lindores said. "Their field is a grass field, which is not in the best shape. It works very well for them."

The optimism that was created by this aspect of the game was shrouded by the fact that the Ohlone team had been playing strong in recent games. "We're playing a team that's turned around their season," said Lindores.

De Anza men's soccer beat Skyline College 3-2 on Oct. 27 putting their record at 7-5-3 (4-4-2). They are currently second in the Coast Conference South Division, below Ohlone College, according to California Community College Soccer News. Their next game is Tuesday against Monterey Peninsula College at 7:00 p.m. in Monterey.

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