October 21, 2009 > Ohlone sports roundup
Ohlone sports roundup
By Gary van den Heuvel
Following an October 6 loss at Las Positas that snapped a four-game winning streak, the Renegades were eager to resume their winning ways, and win they did, twice last week, at Monterey Peninsula College on Tuesday, Oct. 13, and Friday, Oct. 16, at home against Mission College.
The game at Monterey came on the same day as one of the worst wind and rain storms in recent memory, and Ohlone had to overcome horrific conditions to pick up the 2-0 win. Both goals came in the first half, the first coming on a penalty shot by George Mayer II after Daniel Galloway was tackled from behind in the goal box when he was one-on-one with the Monterey goalkeeper. In the 34th minute, Ohlone scored again when Mayer's throw-in to Pierre Bruggeman resulted in Bruggeman burying the ball in the left side of the net.
The worsening weather conditions caused the Monterey school officials to declare the game over after the half. "Ohlone left with three more points and a lot of extra water weight," said winning coach Jan Nordmo, who didn't care much for the conditions but certainly approved of the result.
Three days later, the only flooding going on was the tsunami of goals scored by the Renegades, who destroyed Mission College, 9-1.
Down 4-0 at halftime, Mission had to have been praying for rain, but got no such luck. Ohlone scored early and often, led by Mayer's four goals and one assist. Galloway scored twice, and Dustin Richards, Joel Higgins (who had three assists) and Fancis Phirl each scored a goal.
Ohlone is now 4-1 in the Coast South Division, 8-4 overall.
The Lady Renegades didn't have to fight Tuesday's brutal weather, as their road game in Cupertino against De Anza was postponed. So they played it the next day, and Ohlone won 1-0 for their fourth straight win. In third place in the Coast Conference, Ohlone is gearing up for a run at the playoffs.
Men's Water Polo
Following a win over Solano College in their conference opener, the Renegades dropped two straight games on Friday, Oct. 9, and Saturday, Oct. 10. Cabrillo College beat Ohlone 10-3 despite being outshot by the Renegades 30-20. Art Federle scored twice for Ohlone in the losing effort.
The Renegades gave a better effort at the West Valley College tournament the next day, but still found victory elusive, losing 10-9 to West Valley.
The Lady Renegades continue to struggle, losing their two matches this week, both of them in straight games. On Wednesday, Oct. 14, Foothill beat Ohlone 3-0 with scores of 25-10, 25-19, 25-11, and De Anza did the deed two nights later, by scores of 25-20, 25-12, and 25-20.