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September 9, 2011 > Marin scratches out draw against Ohlone

Marin scratches out draw against Ohlone

September 6: Marin @ Ohlone
Marin 1 Ohlone 1

The Renegades put the pressure on Marin and did not let up the entire first half. An early scare from the Marin side cleared the Ohlone goal wide and would not be repeated until midway in the second half. Ohlone pressured and defended well on all fronts. Davie "Germany" Kulhanek managed the midfield with Luis Chavez. Chavez was instrumental in his defense and launching of the attacks. Dominic Hertz, forward, had two early shots on frame but was rejected by Marin's Charles Newton. Daniel Gonzalez also opened fire on the visitors with three shots on frame.

It was early in half two when Ohlone's efforts finally paid off with a corner kick. Jonathan Santillan found the head of Greivin Quesada on a corner from the left side. The goal rallied Ohlone, but a broken play in the Marin side resulted in a counter attack that successfully stifled what had been a strong defensive stand managed by center back Raoul Chavez.

Marin scored off a shot from the top of the penalty box right of goal after a cross from the left flank was put right back by Chase Brower despite a healthy push from behind.

Ohlone had many chances to score with seven shots on frame compared to one against. "We are putting the efforts everywhere on the field" said Coach Nordmo. "Last year we were pummeled by Marin, 9-2. A draw is definitely an improvement, but we feel a win was more in making. It's coming for us. Our expectations are much higher now. We need to be more assertive in the attacking end, but everywhere else seems to be coming our way. "

Ohlone: at minute 47 - Goal by Greivin Quesada - Assist by Jonathan Santillan
Marin: at minute 53 - Goal by Roberto Hernandez - Assist by Orantes Elson

Next opponent for Ohlone:
Sept 9 vs Butte at Oroville

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