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October 19, 2010 > Local community college update

Local community college update

By Gary van den Heuvel

Soccer: Coach Jan Nordmo's Ohlone men's soccer team got back on a roll after going winless the previous week, winning twice in two contests over visiting Gavilan College (by a 4-1 score) and Skyline (3-1 in a road game).

With the Renegades' leading offensive player George Mayer II seeing limited playing time due to an injury sustained against Evergreen, Carlos Contreras picked up the slack in a big way against Gavilan, with a whopping four goals. He netted Ohlone's first in the third minute of the game on a rebound goal off a fumbled save by Gavilan's keeper. Fifteen minutes later, Contreras was visiting the Gavilan goal again. This time he was dragging two defenders with him, before he niftily stopped at the top of the goal box, and scooped the ball over the head of the goalie.

Contreras scored once more in the first half off an assist by David Kulhanek. After Gavilan got on the scoreboard in minute 78, Contreras capped the scoring by powering the ball past goalie Christian Maravilla.

Later in the week against Skyline, it was again Contreras who did the damage, first by tying the game shortly before the half. The Renegades benefitted from a Skyline own goal to take the lead early in the second half, and Contreras nailed a penalty kick in the 66th minute to put the game out of reach. At week's end, Ohlone stood at 8-4-1 overall, 3-1-1 in the Coast South.

The Ohlone women's team took a couple of road trips and pushed their unbeaten streak to six games, tying West Valley 1-1, and beating Cabrillo College 4-1. Reanna Williams scored the Renegades' lone goal against West Valley, but despite taking control in the second half, outshooting West Valley 10-0, they could only escape with the draw. Against Cabrillo, Ohlone spread the ball around, scoring on goals by Julia Bartolo, Chloe Blancas, Melissa Flores, and Laura Gorecki. With the win, Ohlone improved to 6-5-2 overall, 4-2-1 in division play.

The news wasn't so good a few miles north, as both of Chabot's soccer teams suffered through winless weeks. The men's team (2-10-1 overall, 0-7 conference) dropped a pair of 5-1 losses to Canada College and Foothill. The women's team (1-10-1, 1-6-1) fared no better, losing to De Anza 5-1 (Chabot's goal coming off the foot of Erika De La Torre), and Foothill 3-0.

Football: After going 4-1 in non-conference play, Chabot opened their Golden Gate Conference season by hosting Diablo Valley College. The Gladiators may want to revert back to their non-conference schedule after taking a 45-31 beating by DVC. Vikings quarterback Joey Bradley torched the Chabot defense, rolling up 398 passing yards and six touchdowns. The DVC offense totaled 603 yards in the game.

Chabot had some offensive punch of their own, as Travis Gardner threw scoring passes to Bruce Guillory, Dewayne Boston and Darnell Reed, but nowhere near enough to stop the DVC onslaught.

Volleyball: Injury-depleted Ohlone continued to struggle in conference play, losing 3-0 to San Jose City College. Ohlone seemed to gel in the third set of the San Jose City game, as they played with an increased level of comfort despite playing with the shorthanded roster, but still came up short.

Later in the week, the Renegades' woes continued in a 3-0 home loss to De Anza. Now 0-5 in conference play, the Renegades have yet to win a set in any of their four conference losses.

Water Polo: The Ohlone men's team improved to 3-10 overall, 1-1 in the conference with an 11-7 win over De Anza.

For a complete list of scores and a look ahead for all-things Chabot and Ohlone colleges, log onto the Tri-City Voice Sports website at

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