Team News, 2010 Season - Ohlone College Renegades Men's Soccer

Match Report: Monterey Peninsula forces Ohlone Come Back

  • Game Day: Tuesday, September 14, 2010
  • Ohlone of Coast South Division, Non-Conference Match
  • Monterey Peninsula @ Ohlone
  • Ohlone 3, Monterey Peninsula 2

Ohlone were first on target this afternoon and would find frame often during the day's match, but it was the Lobos of Monterey Peninsula College drawing first blood.

George Mayer again opened the salvo after the Renegades of Ohlone stifled MPC on their first counter attack. Mayer was quickly found by Carlos Contreras off a right side cross, but Mayer would not find the drop ball and a miss was on the books and soon after more Ohlone attempts and saves made it look as though the Lobos keeper would be busy.

Moments later, play from the Lobos right side near duplicated the Ohlone effort earlier and a breakdown in coverage resulted in Ohlone seeing a clear attacking cross come in to the back side of the goal where another open mark, Zach Ostarello, found the net and upset the Renegades intent on preserving a shut out.

The Lobos were adventurous and would probe the Ohlone side with sharp passes and unexpected runs. Keeper Eric Underwood, although not terribly busy was forced on occasions in the first half to come out or make a couple of save when several crossing opportunities developed against the Ohlone right side. Ohlone tucked back and absorbed a lot of MPC pressure, but hung tight.

As play settled in, mid half, Dustin Richards played a square ball across the center of the field that did not successfully reach its target, however, with fortune from a Lobos mis-kick, it found “Danny” Ulloa on the right wing side. Ulloa spotted the back side of the net open and sunk the long distance shot that leveled the match.

Half two opened again to find Ohlone early behind with two against when a failure to clear a wobbled Lobos' cross allowed Monterey’s Galen Knobbe to sneak in between Ohlone’s back line and sucker punch the ball through the legs of two Renegades.

Ohlone were not as sure footed the better part of the game, but there was still another 40 minutes on the timer and the home sided decided to clock in for work. Defense started to push up high and hard all around the field.

Lobos were no longer allowed to roam the range. The attack began to sync and midfielders Ulloa, Richards, Tomas Orega all worked hard along with support from backs Ricardo Martinez and Brandon Garcia. The extra effort all resulted in several MPC turnovers and Ohlone advances.

MPC looked to move ahead midway to end when a shot from the Ohlone left side pinged the inner post but Underwood would clean it up.

George Mayer finally saw glory from his shooting efforts of 5 shots (Ohlone tallied 29 game shots), two finishes off crosses would result in the leveling goal and the final go ahead point.

The “go forward” mentality that opened the game was much appreciated by the coaching staff when the game seemed in danger. “We are pleased that we can come back from a deficit” said Coach Nordmo, “It is not always the case that teams can come from behind to win. We now know that this is within our ability. Going forward, this certainly helps our confidence as a team”.

Outstanding Performers:

  • George Mayer
  • Jarod Fluke
  • Nicholas Sanchez-Torres
  • Jose “Danny” Ulloa
Time (minutes)
Goal by Assist by
MPC 5 Zach Ostarello
Ohlone 30 Jose Daniel Ulloa
MPC 50 Galen Knobbe
Ohlone 63 George Mayer Nicholas Sanchez-Torres
Ohlone 69 George Mayer David Kulhanek
Fouls 4 4
Yellows 0 0
Reds 0 0
Corners 6 3
Shots 29 10
Saves 8 22


  • Ohlone – Eric Underwood 90 min. GA 2
  • Monterey Peninsula – Alex Short 90 min. GA 3
Ohlone 4-2-0 0-0-0 0-0-0
Monterey Peninsula 0-4-0 0-0-0 0-0-0

Next opponent for Ohlone: Friday, September 17, 2010 vs. Gavilan at 2:30pm at Gavilan.

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