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November 9, 2010 > Local Community College Update

Local Community College Update

By Gary van den Heuvel

Photos submitted by Don Jedlovec

Soccer: The season might be a lost cause for the Chabot men's team (3-13-2 overall), but their offense has been impressive of late. Last week, the Gladiators scored seven goals in their two games. On the road at Gavilan College, Chabot prevailed 3-2. Raoul Noumbissi scored a pair of goals, and Jose Loya contributed one in the win.

Chabot outdid themselves with four goals in a home game against Evergreen College, but unfortunately Evergreen sent Chabot down to defeat with five goals of their own, including two by Felipe Gonzalez.

For the Chabot women, it's been a similar type of year, as they have managed only two wins. Last week, the Gladiators were shut out for the third straight game, 3-0 to Skyline.

Ohlone College men's team has also run into problems of late, with four losses and a tie in their last five outings. Last week, the Renegades took it on the chin twice, losing 5-1 to Canada College, and 6-0 to Hartnell. Ohlone's offensive juggernaut George Mayer II scored Ohlone's only goal of the week in the game against Canada.

Ohlone's women have been running hot, with seven wins and a tie in their last 10 games. Last week, they rebounded from a 1-0 loss at City College of San Francisco with a 4-0 beating of winless Mission College. Hayley Fields scored twice for the Renegades, and teammates Julia Bartolo and Cheyenne Kisthardt each scored once.

Football: Chabot fell to 2-2 in the Golden Gate Conference (6-3 overall) with a narrow 37-34 road loss to West Hills. Chabot's 20-point third quarter gave the Gladiators a four-point lead until late in the game, but the Falcons scored a touchdown with just over two minutes remaining to send the Gladiators down to defeat. Bryan Jones had another stellar performance for Chabot, running for 118 yards and two touchdowns.

Basketball: Both local colleges men's basketball teams started their seasons with the usual assortment of non-conference, preseason tournaments -- Ohlone hosting the annual John Wallace event, and Chabot heading to Livermore for the 5th Annual Las Positas Tip-Off Classic. Ohlone beat Feather River 89-81 to open up its season on Friday night, Oct. 5. Meanwhile, Chabot looked like they were in mid-season form with a 82-55 win over Columbia College.

Chabot continued to roll in the second day of the tourney, ousting Mendocino by double digits, 91-80, to move on to the championship round against the hosts of the event. And in the final round, up against Las Positas, Chabot was able to cap off a perfect weekend of play by knocking off the host in its closest match of the weekend 74-66.

Ohlone followed up its win with a loss to Hartnell, 76-66, in the second round of its tourney. They were, however, able to bounce back from defeat by handing Cerritos a 67-47 beat down in the Third Place game on Sunday, Nov. 7, to conclude the tourney.

Also tipping off its season were the Chabot women, who lost a 46-44 home game to Sacramento City College.

Volleyball: Ohlone continued to struggle, losing 3-1 to San Jose City College after winning the first set, and 3-0 to De Anza.

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