April 16, 2008 > Fremont Spring Club Soccer - The Pack
Fremont Spring Club Soccer - The Pack
Photos By Ken Maclure and West Kurihara
The Pack vs. Chaos
It was a beautiful Saturday afternoon, March 29, for Fremont club team soccer as The Pack squared off against Chaos for game two of the Fremont Spring Club soccer season. The setting was picture perfect on the new artificial turf at Irvington Community Sports Field with the two teams being well matched initially. It was a very fast paced first half as the ball moved quickly over the artificial turf. Both teams had almost equal possession of the ball early on and did a good job of moving the ball towards the opposing team's goal with great teamwork.
The Pack team forwarders, Kendra Maclure, Kamya Raja, Demi Medeiros, Roshana Jacob, and Maryia Waheed attacked aggressively but Chaos defended well and turned the tide with a counter-attack. The Pack defense did a heroic job of defending the goal, despite a lean bench, as many players were away for the weekend because of the Easter holiday .The Pack defenders, Erika Neave, Menaka Shankar, Alice Ding, Olivia Hanna, Kosha Kumar, and Tiffany Sarcher performed well in defending several very aggressive attacks by Chaos. Goalkeeper for The Pack, Jessica McNair, performed extremely well under pressure and saved several attempts on goal by Chaos. McNair also did a good job of clearing away loose balls off the goal line. At half time, Chaos led 3-0.
Early in the second half, Chaos gained strength and picked up the pressure to score two more goals. However, The Pack was determined not to be shutout and responded with a terrific comeback on a sustained offense drive that led to a goal in the finishing minutes. Maclure scored the goal with a shot that just skimmed off the edge of the goal post and into the net. Jubilation reigned for The Pack as the goal came because of great teamwork.
Despite losing 5-1, The Pack felt they gave a great defensive effort, despite the attrition, before they succumbed to a stronger Chaos team. Both teams played well under pressure, and the two coaches, Ed Ohye of The Pack and Greg Silva of Chaos, did a great job of getting the two teams game-ready and highly motivated as they put on a fine display of soccer while also including great teamwork.
The Pack vs. Vortex
It was a scorching hot afternoon at Irvington Community Sports field on Saturday, April 12, at 3:30 p.m. The field temperature had to be close to 90 degrees at game time, but both Under-14/15 Girl's House Soccer Teams, The Pack and Vortex, where ready to play.
The Pack offense, led by Kendra Maclure, Demi Medeiros and Erica Ohye, started the game with a bang and had several shots on Vortex's goal. However, it was the Vortex team that scored first during the first half. The Pack team roared back after the Vortex goal with one of their own by Maclure to tie the game 1-1. Maclure had support from Nicole Gronski, Aiman Arif, Ravneet Kaur, Deeksha Mehta, Roshana Jacob, and Olivia Hanna. The game stayed tied until the end of the first half because of the great defensive play by The Pack goalie, Jessica McNair, and defenders Erika Neave, Tiffany Sarchet, Kosha Kumar, Savina Khangur, and Maryia Waheed.
The temperature in the second half of the game stayed just as hot as the first when Neave launched a rocket shot from mid-field that landed right in front of the Vortex goalkeeper and bounced over her head and into the net for a goal to give The Pack a 2-1 lead that held-up for most of the second half. During the last 10 minutes of the game, Vortex scored a goal on a corner kick to tie the game, 2-2. Then, a few short minutes later, Vortex again took the lead, 3-2, with a powerful shot that slipped through the hands of The Pack's goalkeeper. However, all was not lost for The Pack, because during the last five minutes of the game Medeiros scored on a blooper shot over the Vortex keeper to tie the game and make the final score 3-3. All the girls on both teams deserved a great round of applause for playing so well under such extreme heat!