Article, 2010 Season - Ohlone College Renegades Men's Soccer

Community college sports recap

By Gary van den Heuvel.

Tuesday, September 7, 2010—Reprinted from Tri-City Voice.

The Ohlone College men's soccer team posted their first win last week, but followed that with a humbling loss at Marin College.

Coach Jan Nordmo's squad, looking to continue their improvement after last year's 11-9 won-loss mark, evened their record at 1-1 with their home-opening 2-1 win over Shasta College on Tuesday, Aug. 31. Sophomore George Mayer II scored the Renegades first goal in the first half, and goalkeeper Elmer Ceja was stellar in the net, making three saves by leaving his feet to tip the ball over the net.

Jose Ulloa put Ohlone ahead 2-0 with a goal off a long-range volley. Ulloa's goal proved to be much needed insurance - Shasta scored in the 70th minute, but Ohlone was able to hold off the Knights for the 2-1 final score.

"Muy uglio! It was bad," was how coach Nordmo described his team's next game, an 8-1 loss to the Marin Mariners. "The ghost of seasons past reared its ugly head," lamented Nordmo.

The Renegades started fast, moving the ball cleanly through the Marin defense, but unable to convert their aggression into goals. The Marin deluge started in the ninth minute with a one-on-one goal by Roberto Hernandez, who placed the ball just past the reach of Ceja, who was playing hurt and later left the game due to injury.

Ohlone's goal came in the 48th minute when Mayer scored off an assist from Nicholas Sanchez-Torres. By this point, the score was 3-1. Marin, led by Hernandez's two goals and Nelson Cruz's two goals and assist, dominated the second half for the 8-1 rout.

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