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October 26, 2010 > Ohlone, Chabot sports update

Ohlone, Chabot sports update

By Gary van den Heuvel

Soccer: Ohlone men's team saw their forward momentum hit a snag last week, losing both of their games to drop to 8-6-1 overall, 3-4-1 in conference play.

First up for the Renegades was powerful West Valley College, who jumped ahead early with two goals and coasted to a 3-0 win. It was "a couple of unfortunate breaks," said Ohlone coach Jan Nordmo, which put the game out of reach.

The first goal came when Renegade defender Brandon Garcia slipped and a through pass was able to find Alfredo Penaloza, who beat goalie Elmer Ceja 1-on-1. Ten minutes later, Javier Tanton was able to maneuver the ball through the Ohlone defense for West Valley's second tally.

Later in the week, Ohlone's offense got back on the scoreboard, but their two goals were not enough to thwart host City College of San Francisco, which prevailed 4-2. Renegade goal-scorers were Carlos Contreras and Erik Ibarra.

Ohlone's women were able to pick up the slack for their school, winning twice and extending their unbeaten streak to seven games (5-0-2). Against De Anza, the Renegades allowed only a single shot on goal, and they took advantage of their opportunities. Melissa Flores chipped a Stephanie Costa pass by the De Anza keeper for Ohlone's first score at the 20-minute mark. After the half, Ohlone controlled the pace of the game. Chloe Brancas scored on a 25-yard free kick, and Julia Bartolo finished out the scoring off an assist by Cheyenne Kisthardt.

After the 3-0 win over De Anza, Ohlone continued to keep their adversaries out of the net with a 2-0 win over Ca–ada College. After a scoreless and sloppy first half, the Renegades again dominated the second half, and scored the game's first goal when Reanna Williams' header off a Sarah Welker free kick found the net. Williams scored again when Kisthardt, being dragged down by Ca–ada defenders, unloaded the ball to her teammate, who stuck the ball off the near post into the back of the net. At week's end, Ohlone stood at 8-5-2, 4-2-1 in the division.

Chabot College's women's team had a one-up, one-down week. A goal by Jessica Panuco was all the Gladiators could muster in a 4-1 loss to West Valley, but at week's end, Chabot took advantage of winless Mission College by a 4-0 score. Panuco and Wendy Ramirez each scored two goals, and Gladiator goalkeeper Monica Aguayo made eight saves.

Chabot's men (2-11-1) lost their eighth straight, 2-1, at Monterey Peninsula College. Anthony Ahedo scored the Gladiators' lone goal.

Football: Chabot quarterback Travis Gardner started the weekend tied for the state lead with 18 touchdown passes, but had to settle for just one scoring toss (to Darnell Reed) in a 23-6 win over host Merced College. Jonathan Garcia kicked three field goals for the 5-2 Gladiators (1-1 in the Golden Gate Conference), and Lee Garrett scored on a one-yard run. Chabot's leading rusher in the game was Bryan Jones, who gained 88 yards on 18 carries.

Water Polo: Ohlone's women broke a 3-3 halftime tie with four unanswered second half goals in a 7-3 midweek win over West Valley. The Renegades' scoring leaders were Courteney Dunn, Laura Kuks, Jen Manry and Evelyn Choy. Manry also had an outstanding game on defense with several steals.

Wrestling: Chabot improved to 3-1 (1-1 in the conference) with a 31-17 win over Skyline College. The Gladiators' individual winners on the mat were Janik Santana (125 pounds), Alex Williams (133 pounds), Craig Sherman (157), Alex Zonio (165), Milo Anderson (184) and Sam Gomez (285). Santana, Sherman, Zonio and Gomez each won their bouts by falls.

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