October 21, 2009 > Rampage win two
Rampage win two
Submitted By Paul Dunn
Fremont Heat 2 Fremont Rampage 4
In a battle of two Fremont teams, Rampage was able to outlast Heat, 4-2. It was the first time both sides have met this season, pitting two hot teams against each other.
The game started lively, as both teams worked hard to gain control of the game and it quickly became a midfield battle with few goal opportunities. Thirty minutes into the game, Rampage broke the deadlock when Rhian Dunn made a long throw-in to Andrea Hanna who beat one defender before sliding the ball across to Erica Ohye who calmly slotted the ball home.
Mere minutes later, Heat forward Nicole Cohen, who had worked diligently the whole game, got her reward when she beat two Rampage defenders before firing a low hard shot past the Rampage keeper to level the score.
When the second half started, the Rampage came out firing on all cylinders and attacked the Heat's goal from the outset. Strong Heat defense kept the Rampage at bay until Megan Dunn streaked down the right wing and slammed home a hard shot from a narrow angle past the stunned keeper to make it 2-1.
Just minutes later, a perfectly taken free kick by Rampage stopper Kinsey Mead fell for Ohye, who poked the ball over the advancing keeper for her second goal of the game.
In the meantime, the Heat could make little headway as the Rampage defense of Malinda Cheung, Tiffany Sarchet, Aileen Cheng and Jessica Spano repulsed every attack. Halfway through the second half, Rampage midfielder Sarina Utamsing stormed the entire length of the field before unleashing a shot which the Heat keeper saved, but then could only watch helplessly as the ball bounced straight to Selena Mahesri who powered the ball into the net to give the Rampage a 4-1 advantage.
More hard work by Heat led to a consolation goal in the final minute to make the final score 4-2 in favor of Rampage.
San Ramon Blast 0 Fremont Rampage 6
Rampage continued their winning ways on Sunday, Oct. 18, with a 6-0 drubbing of an under-manned San Ramon Blast on the road.
The Blast started the game with no subs and due to injuries ended the game with only 10 players on the field. As such it was no surprise that the league-leading Rampage dominated the game from the opening whistle. Rampage's goals came from Utamsing (penalty), Ohye, Rhian Dunn (2), Hanna and Aileen Cheng; Dunn and Cheng scoring their first goals of the season.
Rampage forwards Jagpreet Sidhu, Aishwarya Thakur, Dimple Patel and Meghana Paranjpe all went close to extending the lead and goalie Zarin Kahn kept another clean sheet.
With the two wins, Rampage improved to 6-0 on the season.