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September 14, 2010 > Community college sports update

Community college sports update

By Gary van den Heuvel

The Ohlone College men's soccer team rebounded from a stinging loss to Marin College on September 3 with 2 impressive non-conference wins last week, improving their won-loss record to 3-2.

The Renegades regained their footing after the Marin loss by taking out some frustration on the visiting Mission College Saints. George Mayer II scored 2 of Ohlone's 3 goals, his first coming in the 7th minute with an 18-yard shot. Mayer's second goal came early in the 2nd half, putting Ohlone up 3-0 (Jarod Fluke scored the Renegades' second goal in the 15th minute). A Mission goal off a penalty kick in the 69th minute was all the Saints could muster.

Ohlone's next win was even more emphatic, a 4-0 home shutout of Merritt College by goalkeeper Eric Underwood, playing his second complete game in the net in place of the injured Elmer Ceja. Head Coach Jan Nordmo called the victory "a little payback" for last year's loss at Merritt.

5 minutes into the game, sophomore Nicholas Sanchez-Torrez scored off a pass from Dustin Richards's free kick. By halftime, Ohlone led 3-0 after Fluke's pair of goals in the 30th and 33rd minutes. Carlos Zarate drilled a 2-yard laser to ice the game for the host Renegades.

The Ohlone women's soccer team had a 1-up, 1-down week in 2 road games. Their first contest came at Sacramento City College, where goalkeeper Jessica Mortimer and the Renegade defense recorded a 2-0 shutout. Ohlone's points came courtesy of goals by Laura Gorecki and Sarah Welker.

2 goals weren't near enough in their next game, as host Modesto College, led by Sara Latham's 2 goals, beat the Renegades 4-2. Stephanie Costa and Reanna Williams scored both Ohlone goals. For Williams, it was her 2nd goal of the young season, tying her with Welker for the team lead. At week's end, Ohlone had a 2-1 record.

Ohlone's women's volleyball team continued to look like a much-improved squad from last year's team. After a dominating opening win over Laney College, the Renegades won their 2 scheduled games at the Cougar Classic tournament at Alameda College, beating College of Redwood 3-2 (25-12, 21-25, 24-26, 25-12, 15-5), and host Alameda 3-0 (25-21, 25-12, 25-10).

Chabot College's men's soccer team has been playing the role of "Even Steven" this young season - winning and losing games by the exact same score. After opening the season with a win and a loss, both by scores of 1-0, the Gladiators ended last week with a 2-2 record, after a 2-1 loss to College of Redwood, and a 2-1 win over Napa Valley.

Raoul Noumbissi had Chabot's lone goal against Redwood, on an assist from Ubaldo Orona. Against Napa Valley, Orona also scored, as did teammate Christian Abrego in the win.

The Chabot women's team fell to 0-2 after a 3-0 home loss to Los Medanos. Maria Aguayo struggled in goal for the Gladiators, allowing 3 of 5 shots attempted to hit the net.

Meanwhile, the Chabot football team got off to a fast start in 2010, blowing out West Valley College at home, 65-13. It was all but over after the first quarter, with Chabot leading 28-7.

Chabot scored 14, 13 and 10 in the next three quarters, while only allowing a single field goal to West Valley in the second and third quarters. Next up for the Gladiators is a Saturday, Sept. 18, tilt with College of the Redwoods in its first road match of the season.

Over on the Chabot women's volleyball squad, they had a tough go of it last week, losing all their matches. It began on Wednesday, Sept. 8, when the Lady Gladiators took on Columbia College and fell in four sets.

Chabot then traveled to Stockton for the Delta Tournament on both Friday, Sept. 10, and Saturday, Sept. 11. In four matches over the two days, Chabot lost to Sacramento City (Friday), Gavilan (Friday), Yuba (Saturday) and Taft (Saturday).

Chabot will look to right its ship on Wednesday, Sept. 15, at Yuba.

Meanwhile, Ohlone's women's water polo team went to Cuesta College for the school's tournament over the weekend and fell all four times. On Friday, Sept. 10, the Lady Gladiators were ousted by Cerritos (19-2) and Cabrillo (19-3). Then on Saturday, Sept. 11, the Gladiators were dropped by Santa Monica (22-10) and Cuesta (17-5).

"This was our first meet, and we are very young. Although the scores do not reflect it, we actually played better the second day," said coach Don French. "I'm excited to see these young women grow as polo players."

They'll look to continue the growth on Tuesday, Sept. 14, when they host Delta College at 4 p.m.

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