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December 14, 2010 > Trojans playing solid soccer

Trojans playing solid soccer

By Biff Jones


In boys soccer, Milpitas High School Trojans, led by coach Bill Leffler, went 2-1-
0 in competition last week. On Tuesday, Dec. 7, they traveled to Andrew Hill High School of San Jose and came away with a 4-1 victory. Milpitas scored all of their goals in the first half to go up 4-0 with Ramiro Ceja getting two and Jesus Gonzalez and Martin Lopez netting the others. Lopez also assisted on Ceja's first goal and Ceja assisted on Gonzalez's goal. Goalkeeper Zack Ebright played well in the winning effort.

Then on Wednesday, Dec. 8, Milpitas returned home to shutout Pioneer High School of San Jose, 4-0 with Ceja having a career day, scoring all four of the Trojan goals. Gonzalez had two assists and Lopez and Raul Medina set up one each with Ebright getting a clean sheet. Friday, Dec. 10, saw Milpitas come back down to earth as they lost on the road, 2-0, to a tough Los Gatos team to drop their record to 2-2-1. Milpitas hosts Amador Valley High School of Pleasanton in its next match, Monday, Dec. 20, at 3:30 p.m.

In girls soccer action, coach Mike Tomlin's girls Trojan soccer team was even better than the boys side, going 2-0-1 last week. In home games last week, on Tuesday they beat Piedmont Hills High School (3-0) and Wednesday Overfelt High School (2-0), before tying San Benito High School on Saturday, Dec. 11, 0-0. In the Piedmont game, all goals came in the first half with Belen Acosta getting two and Haley Garvey the other; Lora Lee had two assists. Goalie Jessica Jimenez only had to make one save in the victory. Against Overfelt, Acosta again scored for Milpitas (3-2-1) with Natalie Minor getting two assists. San Benito game saw Jimenez come up with eight saves to preserve the scoreless draw.


In boys action, California School for the Deaf Eagles and Fremont Christian High School Warriors traveled to Valley Christian High School of Dublin for a tournament last week. Thursday saw coach Curtis Coffey's Warriors defeat the hosts, Valley Christian, 60-57, while coach Oskar Schugg's Eagles dropped a 65-52 decision to Mission San Jose High School. In the loss to MSJ, CSD never led, trailing 25-14 after one quarter and 38-23 at the half. Romel Thurman led the Eagles with 11 points while Yai had 18 and Marion 14 for MSJ.

In games played Friday at Valley Christian, Fremont lost to John Swett High School, 66-53, while CSD rebounded with 69-27 win over International High School of San Francisco. Against Swett, FC led 19-18 after a quarter and 34-30 at the half. However, Swett scored 22 points in the third while holding the Warriors to nine points to break the game open. Point guard Jeremiah Herzog let Fremont with 17 points. In CSD's victory, Carlos Lopez had 14 points and Adam Escamilla 11. Fremont Christian hosts Athenian High School in a homecoming game on Thursday, Dec. 16, at 7 p.m.

Milpitas boys of coach Champ Wrencher played one game last week losing at Palo Alto High School on Saturday, Dec. 11, 73-55. Juniors Buddy Ames and Derek Fox led the Trojans with 21 and 16 points respectively. Milpitas hosts Balboa High School of San Francisco on Thursday, Dec. 16, at 7 p.m.

In limited girl's action last week, coach Debbie Ayers' CSD Eagles handily defeated St. Lawrence Academy of Santa Clara at home on Wednesday, 48 -20, while Milpitas coach Klint Chang saw his girls come up with a tight 44-42 win at home last Tuesday over Carlmont High School of Belmont.

Milpitas travels to Newark Memorial High School on Tuesday, Dec. 14, for a 7 p.m. contest. CSD hosts Valley Christian of Dublin this Wednesday, Dec. 15, then Contra Costa Christian High School of Walnut Creek on Thursday, Dec. 16. Both games start at 4 p.m.

Coach Michie Sierra's FC Warriors split a couple of games last week, losing at Sonoma Academy of Santa Rosa, 59-47, on Thursday, Dec. 9, then coming home on Friday, Dec. 10, to take a 48-36 victory over Dublin's Valley Christian. In the Sonoma Academy game, Kemana Otosi led the Warriors with 21 points while in the Valley Christian game, Kim Du led Fremont with 16 points while Otosi had 15. Fremont Christian's girls also have a homecoming game against Athenian this Thursday, Dec. 16, tipping off at 5:30 p.m.

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