October 14, 2009 > Ohlone sports recap
Ohlone sports recap
By Gary van den Heuvel
An injury-depleted Ohlone soccer team traveled to Livermore to play the Las Positas Red-Tail Hawks on a windy Tuesday evening, Oct. 6. The fast track of the artificial-turf surface, combined with the questionable physical tactics of the Las Positas team, was enough to send the Renegades back to Fremont with a 2-0 loss. The defeat was the second straight for Ohlone, who before that had won four in a row.
Cedric Kenfack scored the first goal of the match in the fifth minute, beating Ohlone goalkeeper Iman Aghel one-on-one after receiving a pass from teammate Felix Luna.
Ohlone Head Coach Jan Nordmo felt that his team was victimized by several non-calls of what he termed "abusive challenges" by the Hawks, who've tailored their more fast-moving style of play to suit their home field's turf surface.
The Renegades had several opportunities to equalize but couldn't score the tying goal. Las Positas added insurance in the 77th minute on a goal by Luis Rocha.
Ohlone's record dropped to 6-4 (2-2 conference) with the loss.
The Lady Renegades have won three straight games, all at home, improving their conference record to 4-1 and their overall mark to 5-5-1.
On Friday, Oct. 2, Ohlone shut out San Francisco City College, 4-0. The Renegades were able to showcase their talent, as four players - Reanna Williams, Summer Winters, Casey Tuoto and Melissa Flores - each contributed a goal in the win.
West Hills College came calling on October 6, and Williams was the offensive star in a 2-1 squeaker.
Williams again made the difference against Canada College (Oct. 9), with a goal on an assist by Jagdeep Braich. Despite out-shooting Canada, 13-1, Williams' score was all Ohlone needed in the 1-0 win.
Men's Water Polo
Ohlone opened their conference season with a 10-3 win over Solano on October 2. The Renegades had a nicely balanced attack in which eight players scored. Kevin Lugo and Jeremy Bergey each scored two for the Renegades.
The women's volleyball continued their recent struggles, falling to Gavilan, 3-0 (scores of 25-11, 25-11, 25-20) in an October 7 road game, and a 3-1 home loss to Hartnell (10-25, 25-17, 25-19, 25-22) on October 9.