October 18, 2011 > Ohlone Soccer
Submitted By Coach Jan Eric Nordmo
Renegades close the week with a second win, beating DeAnza on the road.
Ohlone-3 DeAnza -1
On the heels of an impressive win over West Valley last Tuesday, the Ohlone Renegades dropped a match to Cabrillo last Friday 2-0, but were vindicated this week with two straight wins over Mission on Tuesday at home and De Anza today on the road. The Renegades racked up a set of three goals per game when they beat Mission 3-0 and DeAnza 3-1. The only goal against the Renegades was off a penalty kick.
Greivin Pacheco Quesada led this week's assault with two goals and one assist, Dominic Hertz also tallied the same. In today's match, Raoul Chavez opened the game early with a direct free kick from the DeAnza's left flank that sailed over the keepers reach and hit the back post putting the game up to Ohlone. Mid half one, Quesada found the net on a breakaway fed up the middle from Dominic Hertz. Moments later, Luis Chavez reciprocated in the same fashion. A late half goal on a penalty kick for DeAnza, by Jacob Leedman, gave DeAnza a glimpse of hope. However, Ohlone's Hector Remero and crew kept DeAnza at bay for the rest of the second half.
Ohlone's match against Mission was highlighted with three late unanswered goals by the Renegades. Jeff Wilson found his first goal of the season off a cross from Quesada. Martin Lopez tallied a couple of assists to put Quesada and Hertz on the board again. Keepers, Juan Martinez and Cesar Olivas split time in the net with Olivas coming up big to make three point blank saves maintaining a clean sheet for the Renegades on Tuesday.
Ohlone's match at home against a plucky Cabrillo side was a paradox of the game on the previous Tuesday when the Renegades faced a solid West Valley side. Cabrillo out manned the Renegades late in the second half to tally two goals in what had previously been an evenly matched game. Ohlone was first to hit the shots, but the Cabrillo keeper was on task and denied the home side a chance to put two in early. Quesada and Hertz both had a challenge putting the first goals in. The lack of ability to finish in the first half came back to haunt Ohlone.