Jose Diaz – Martinez Tribune https://martineztribune.com The website of the Martinez Tribune. Fri, 12 Feb 2016 17:29:45 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.4.2 Campo shuts out Alhambra in home league loss 1-0 https://martineztribune.com/2016/02/12/campo-shuts-out-alhambra-in-home-league-loss-1-0/ Fri, 12 Feb 2016 17:29:15 +0000 https://martineztribune.com/?p=3292 By GABRIEL AGURCIA Special to the Tribune Alhambra’s boy’s varsity soccer team was defeated at home by Campolindo on Friday, Feb. 5, by a score of 1-0. The Bulldogs came out a bit sluggish and out of sync, which the Cougars tried to take advantage of. Unable to get into a passing rhythm, Alhambra was …

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Alhambra’s Robert Viano beats his man in the Bulldogs’ 1-0 loss to the Campolindo Couagrs on Friday, Feb. 5, 2016. The Cougars are in second place in the Diablo Foothill Athletic League. (MARK FIERNER / Martinez Tribune)
Alhambra’s Robert Viano beats his man in the Bulldogs’ 1-0 loss to the Campolindo Couagrs on Friday, Feb. 5, 2016. The Cougars are in second place in the Diablo Foothill Athletic League. (MARK FIERNER / Martinez Tribune)

By GABRIEL AGURCIA
Special to the Tribune

Alhambra’s boy’s varsity soccer team was defeated at home by Campolindo on Friday, Feb. 5, by a score of 1-0.
The Bulldogs came out a bit sluggish and out of sync, which the Cougars tried to take advantage of. Unable to get into a passing rhythm, Alhambra was forced to defend most of the first half.

Campolindo’s first real threat came eight minutes in when Cougar forward Rupert Dusauzay received a through-pass and flicked a shot, which Alhambra keeper José Diaz knocked away.

Campolindo had a free kick on the outskirts of Diaz’ 18-yard box, but Diaz grabbed it easily.

But in the 19th minute, Diaz was challenged with a close range shot, diving to his right for a save.

The Cougars came right back in only a minute when midfielder Matthew Ringquist fired a shot off the crossbar, with Diaz leaping to protect the net. The ball ricocheted to Dusauzay who struck one to the upper left. Diaz hopped up quickly and dove to his right to knock the ball away, then stretched to tap it out of bounds for a corner kick.

The Cougars finally broke through in the 22nd minute, thanks in part to an Alhambra error. The ball was volleyed backward to Bulldog senior Blake Johnson who misjudged it, allowing Dusauzay to sprint past him and set up a 1-on-1 with Diaz, who he beat with a shot to the lower right corner. Campolindo took the lead 1-0.

Alhambra’s senior Jonathan Fretwell in the Bulldogs’ 1-0 loss on Feb. 5, 2016. (MARK FIERNER / Martinez Tribune)
Alhambra’s senior Jonathan Fretwell in the Bulldogs’ 1-0 loss on Feb. 5, 2016. (MARK FIERNER / Martinez Tribune)
Alhambra got it’s only solid attempt at goal in the 25th minute, when defender Anthony Haefke chipped a great pass to fellow defender Robert Viano, who misplayed the ball. Ringquist took advantage, taking the ball and rushing up the sideline, striking a shot from about 30 yards that Diaz once again made a great save on.

Diaz made a couple more saves before halftime, and Campolindo took a 1-0 lead into the break.

Alhambra came out more aggressive in the second half, holding onto the ball and keeping Campolindo’s defense active.

Bulldog forward Raul Mosqueda made a nice strike off a set piece in the 48th minute, but he placed it a little high and away.

Alhambra continued to get into deep Cougar territory but couldn’t get quality shots. Ringquist had the final threatening shot of the game for either side at the 54th, chasing down a deflected ball and cracking one off the crossbar yet again.

Although it seemed Alhambra was simply over matched, head coach Rory Gentry gave more insight into his team’s performance.

“We’ve got three guys out with concussions. We’ve got four of our guys on the field playing on one leg, so were going to be a little out of sorts.”

Gentry wasn’t making excuses for his team, and he was pleased with their ability to recover quickly. “We never got beat on two-balls. We may have gotten beat on the first one but we never got beat on the second one.”

On a positive note, Diaz received high praise from his coach. “Our goalkeeper José Diaz had an amazing game. I can think of three or four shots they had that were really close to going in, that he made a hell of a save on. He was the difference in the game for us tonight.”

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Bulldog boys finish up season on low note in Senior Night loss https://martineztribune.com/2016/02/12/bulldog-boys-finish-up-season-on-low-note-in-senior-night-loss/ Fri, 12 Feb 2016 17:13:46 +0000 https://martineztribune.com/?p=3283 By GERARDO RECINOS Martinez Tribune From the stands to the field, it was clear this season has long since been over for the Bulldogs. White flags being waved around the stands unintentionally declared that fact. Alhambra’s 2-0 loss to the Acalanes Dons on Tuesday, Feb. 9, was the latest in a difficult Diablo Foothill Athletic …

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Alhambra’s Jose Diaz (11) battles the Acalanes player for the ball in the Bulldogs’ 2-0 loss to the Dons on Tuesday, Feb. 9, 2016. Diaz stepped out from his role as goalkeeper to play center forward briefly in Tuesday’s contest. (MARK FIERNER / Martinez Tribune)
Alhambra’s Jose Diaz (11) battles the Acalanes player for the ball in the Bulldogs’ 2-0 loss to the Dons on Tuesday, Feb. 9, 2016. Diaz stepped out from his role as goalkeeper to play center forward briefly in Tuesday’s contest. (MARK FIERNER / Martinez Tribune)

By GERARDO RECINOS
Martinez Tribune

From the stands to the field, it was clear this season has long since been over for the Bulldogs. White flags being waved around the stands unintentionally declared that fact.

Alhambra’s 2-0 loss to the Acalanes Dons on Tuesday, Feb. 9, was the latest in a difficult Diablo Foothill Athletic League campaign that sees Alhambra off the bottom of the table only on goal differential.

Still, a sixth place finish in the final DFAL campaign for Rory Gentry’s men is an improvement from the last place finish in 2015.

“We’re a much better team than we were a season ago, and I have to thank the seniors for that, because they were the guys who said ‘keep going, keep going,’” said Gentry after the game.

The Bulldogs will be losing six seniors, including two of it’s captains, goalkeeper Jose Diaz, and midfielder Blake Johnson.

Diaz’ first half effort kept the Bulldogs from inflating their goal differential to larger proportion on Tuesday.

In the ninth minute of action he made a great kick save on a shot from Acalanes’ junior striker Gabe Singer.

Then he followed that effort by reading Singer’s penalty take. Unfortunately the Bulldogs could not clear their lines and the ball was lofted back in the box where senior midfielder Ian Franklin headed home.

The goal was coming. Acalanes was constantly pressuring the Bulldogs, who didn’t look all that organized in defense. Diaz had to produce a third save in the 21st minute when Franklin flicked on a throw in into the box.

“He played a real great game reading that PK,” Gentry said.

Alhambra’s efforts in the first half were lacking, but there was flashes of good soccer in some of their connecting passes. They by no means were frequent, but when they did happen, their forays into Acalanes territory looked positive.

Junior winger Jack Fuller slipped in fellow junior Oscar Dominguez in the 28th minute, but the defender’s touch let him down and Acalanes’ keeper cleared his lines.

Andrew Olvera and Dillon Lee (both juniors) made similar progress on their side of the pitch, but they too could not find the final ball in.

Alhambra looked baffled going into halftime, and could make no adjustments.

In the 48h minute, Acalanes capitalized from a free kick from about 35 yards out to grab a second goal.

Senior striker Sevak Jamkochian curled a ball into the 18-yard box which was centered by Franklin to Singer to return the favor from the first goal.

Singer’s goal made the uphill climb for Alhambra nearly impossible. But Gentry insists his group, the seniors especially, wouldn’t let that score line stand without a fight.

“The record may not show it but these guys never quit,” he said. “I’m more than pleased with that.”

He conceded that Acalanes were the better team on the night, but said with a smile, “it’s ok.”

“We’re still building, we’ve got some really great guys on the JV (junior varsity), and we have a solid nucleus of players, I think we’re going to be really strong next year.”

Alhambra’s last game of the season came against the Las Lomas Knights on Feb. 11, after Tribune deadline.

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Alhambra High class building career credentials one shed at a time https://martineztribune.com/2016/01/07/alhambra-high-class-building-career-credentials-one-shed-at-a-time/ https://martineztribune.com/2016/01/07/alhambra-high-class-building-career-credentials-one-shed-at-a-time/#comments Fri, 08 Jan 2016 04:00:31 +0000 https://martineztribune.com/?p=2883 By DONNA BETH WEILENMAN Martinez Tribune MARTINEZ, Calif. – When Martinez residents want a strong, spacious, attractive storage shed, they don’t have to call a carpenter or wonder how the structure will get delivered from a home improvement store. They can buy one from Alhambra High School (AHS) and order it delivered. For a little …

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In front is Jack Millson, and in back are, from left, Jhonathan Zamora, Ricky Guerrero, Ricky Lopez, Jared Glemser and Lexi Rosales, of the Alhambra High School class of woodworkers who are checking designs of storage sheds their class will build and sell. (DONNA BETH WEILENMAN / Martinez Tribune)
In front is Jack Millson, and in back are, from left, Jhonathan Zamora, Ricky Guerrero, Ricky Lopez, Jared Glemser and Lexi Rosales, of the Alhambra High School class of woodworkers who are checking designs of storage sheds their class will build and sell. (DONNA BETH WEILENMAN / Martinez Tribune)

By DONNA BETH WEILENMAN
Martinez Tribune

MARTINEZ, Calif. – When Martinez residents want a strong, spacious, attractive storage shed, they don’t have to call a carpenter or wonder how the structure will get delivered from a home improvement store.

They can buy one from Alhambra High School (AHS) and order it delivered. For a little extra money and a supply of paint, the new shed can match their home or garage.

Among his duties at Alhambra High School, Jay Heeb teaches woodworking, cabinet making and construction, and these 8 foot by 10 foot storage sheds are among the items his students can produce.

His class is a far cry from the old “shop” class from earlier years.

“The normal ‘industrial arts’ classes from the ‘70s and ‘80s weren’t really career oriented,” he explained. “I began teaching at AHS in 1983. For a few years, these classes were old-fashioned ‘shop’ classes.

“But our department, in conjunction with ROP (Regional Occupation Program), saw that we needed more career-oriented programs.”

Starting in the late 1980s and continuing through the 1990s, Heeb and the school developed “top-flight, career-oriented programs, teaching work-related skills,” he said.

From left: Elizabeth Doty, Jayke Bobrosky, Dylan Morse, Selina Corralejo, Jose Diaz, Matteo Corralezo, Kyle DeMello and Ricardo Barajas, Alhambra High School students who are building storage sheds as part of their class studies. (DONNA BETH WEILENMAN / Martinez Tribune)
From left: Elizabeth Doty, Jayke Bobrosky, Dylan Morse, Selina Corralejo, Jose Diaz, Matteo Corralezo, Kyle DeMello and Ricardo Barajas, Alhambra High School students who are building storage sheds as part of their class studies. (DONNA BETH WEILENMAN / Martinez Tribune)
“Today, we have taken our programs one step further,” Heeb said. “We compete in Skills USA regional and state competitions. There are internship opportunities for students, and many guest speakers from industries that enhance these programs.”

His students took the top spots in cabinetmaking at the regional level in Skills USA this year, and placed fifth overall at state.

In addition, the school has courses that, when completed, award college credit to participating students, he said.

The shed construction became part of the program in 2008, Heeb said. “It ran successfully for four years, then there was a shutdown due to budget cuts.”

But this year, the program has been revived, and through the years, the school has sold and delivered 30 sheds.

The class is set up to have students work in four-person crews, Heeb said. Each student must be 16 years old, and a junior or senior, he said. Both boys and girls participate.

“Each group builds a shed. The number of sheds built each year depends on the number of construction students in the classes,” he said.

Because this program is offered through an agreement with Diablo Valley College, Heeb’s students must complete 40 chapters in a Diablo Valley College (DVC) textbook, and each four-student crew must produce a 1 inch to 1 foot scale model of a residential home and pass the DVC final exam, in addition to building a shed. If the student completes all the assignments, he or she receives four units of transferable college credit.

“In the past, we made as many as 14 sheds in a year. We are now making four sheds this year. The sheds are made in advance,” Heeb said.

The sheds are framed with actual 2 inch by 4 inch lumber, rather than the smaller precuts used by other manufacturers. They each feature 3-foot steel entry doors with a deadbolt lock, and a 2-foot-square vinyl dual pane window.

The sheds are topped with 20-year asphalt shingle gable roofs with eaves on each side.

The sheds’ sides are made of T1-11 siding that is considered more durable than conventional wood siding, and the trim is rough-sawn. Both the siding and the trim come primed, ready for paint, although students will paint the sheds for an additional $200 if the purchaser supplies the paint.

Each shed has two 4 by 6 pressure-treated girders on the bottom.

Cost of the sheds are $1,700 if they are delivered to the front yard, and $2,000 if delivered to the backyard, if it can be accessed easily.

“The sheds are sold for slightly over cost of materials,” Heeb said. “This compensates for any mistakes the students make.” The money goes directly to the woodworking account at the school, Heeb said.

Most of the structures are used for additional storage, as their name implies. “Shell Oil stores Christmas decorations in theirs. We have sold some that are being used on ranches for various ranch equipment,” he said.

“The students really like the hands-on work,” he said.

Elizabeth Doty has been enrolled in Alhambra’s automotive program for four years, and decided this year to try her hand at construction, since the program was making a comeback.

She said completing the class gives her an advantage in joining trade unions. “But even if you don’t have a career in this, you know how the system is set up. That can save you money, especially a female,” she said, acknowledging that some companies or workers have been known to take advantage of a client’s ignorance.

“This will help me in the long run. If I know where the crawl space is, I don’t have to hire a professional – more power to me!” she said.

For four years, Jayke Bobroski has studied cabinet making, and has succeeded in both regional and state levels of this year’s Skills USA competition. He was encouraged to start the class by his brother, Taylor.

Bobroski’s career goal is firefighting. He said the training he has gotten in Heeb’s class lets him better understand how buildings are constructed. “This helps a lot,” he said.

Jhonathan Zamora, another of the regional finalists, said he always had an interest in woodworking. “It’s amazing the things you can do,” he said. What he has learned so far is helping him outside of school. He made a jewelry box for his mother and crafted shelves for her bathroom. Working with his father, he’s made bed frames for his brother.

Jack Millson said he also is using his class skills outside of school. “I got a job offer for construction work, and figured I should learn the best I can,” he said as his reason for enrolling. “Now I’m taking what I learn to a house I’m remodeling off Alhambra Valley Road.”

Those interested in ordering sheds may do so through the Alhambra High School website, https://ahs-martinez-ca.schoolloop.com/, through a link under “Announcements.”

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Dogs look to youth as an advantage https://martineztribune.com/2015/12/17/dogs-look-to-youth-as-an-advantage/ Fri, 18 Dec 2015 03:14:28 +0000 https://martineztribune.com/?p=2771 By GERARDO RECINOS Martinez Tribune Coach Rory Gentry’s possession-based attacking style of soccer has what he calls “checks and balances” that players must make to perform smart passes. Much like a government, the structure of his team’s style of play is also reflected in the style of leadership his captains use to motivate the team, …

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Alhambra head varsity soccer coach Rory Gentry (center) addresses his team prior to the Bulldogs’ 2-0 win over Hercules on Dec. 14, 2015. (MARK FIERNER / Martinez Tribune)
Alhambra head varsity soccer coach Rory Gentry (center) addresses his team prior to the Bulldogs’ 2-0 win over Hercules on Dec. 14, 2015. (MARK FIERNER / Martinez Tribune)

By GERARDO RECINOS
Martinez Tribune

Coach Rory Gentry’s possession-based attacking style of soccer has what he calls “checks and balances” that players must make to perform smart passes.

Much like a government, the structure of his team’s style of play is also reflected in the style of leadership his captains use to motivate the team, as well as the way it functions as a whole.

“The guys don’t want a repeat of next year,” said Gentry of the team’s stronger start to the season. “My three captains, Jose (Diaz), Blake (Johnson) and Dillon (Lee) all really compliment each other very well.”

Johnson, a senior, is considered the more quiet of the three, but the one most ready to be thrust into the role of leadership. From his holding midfield role he serves as the pivot that leads the team on the attack, and organizes the defense. He is the longest standing member of the team, playing on varsity since his sophomore year.

Lee, a junior, is the fiery member of the trio. He frequently will be found chasing defenders around the pitch from his forward role when he is without the ball, and battling with multiple defenders on it.

Diaz, a senior goalkeeper, has come back after an injury and has made an improvement the gaffer says is “night and day” what he saw from him last year.

The Bulldogs will need all three of those guys and then some to re-focus the direction of a program that qualified for North Coast Section playoffs every year since 2009. Alhambra has never made it out of the first round of the NCS playoffs.

After a 2013 season where the Bulldogs faltered late in the season more due to overall team attitude rather than talent, Gentry inherited a very young program from Mark Eitelgeorge.

“All you can say about last year is that it was an anomaly,” Gentry said of a 3-15-2 season.

Players this season are stringing together passes that they weren’t even looking for last season. Rather than trying to play a 50-yard ball from the back, players are building from the back and working the overlapping runs down the touch line, something Gentry says will be a point of attack for the team.

“We talked about it after our game Saturday (Dec. 12, 2015),” Gentry said. “We’re trying to keep that misdirection happening so they (defenders) don’t know who to track.”

The Bulldog defenders put together an organized shift on Monday, Dec. 14, something he insists they will need to do throughout December and the Diablo Foothill Athletic League season. As is the case throughout the team, center backs Oscar Domingues and Ryan Fretwell balance each other out when it comes to character and style of play.

Domingues has the ability to adjust and see the game in front of him, and is considered the leader of the back line by Gentry.

Full back Hunter Bradford (sophomore) and Andrew Olvera (junior) both are players that Gentry feels will be key going forward.

Marlon Boulongui, who returns to the team after a year on varsity in his sophomore season, adds a bit of pace up top to compliment Lee and Reagan Cole, a freshman who Gentry is really high on.

“He (Cole) is going to be a big player in this league very soon,” Gentry said.

While the goal is always to reach the playoffs, the Bulldogs will be aiming to give teams a tougher task when it comes to taking on the Alhambra boys.

“We’ll be going up to Dublin Friday (Dec. 18) and they won’t beat us 6-0 like they did last year,” Gentry promised.

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Diaz preserves draw with man of the match effort https://martineztribune.com/2015/12/17/diaz-preserves-draw-with-man-of-the-match-effort/ Thu, 17 Dec 2015 20:14:14 +0000 https://martineztribune.com/?p=2767 By GERARDO RECINOS Martinez Tribune There is perhaps no better way to open the Diablo Foothill Athletic League’s last boys soccer campaign for Alhambra than by securing a draw and keeping a clean sheet against a tough opponent in Miramonte. With a superhuman effort from senior Jose Diaz in goal, the Bulldogs were able to …

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Alhambra junior center back Oscar Domingues (2) heads clear in the Bulldogs’ 0-0 draw against Miramonte on Wednesday, Dec. 16, 2015 in the Diablo Foothill Athletic League opener. (MARK FIERNER / Martinez Tribune)
Alhambra junior center back Oscar Domingues (2) heads clear in the Bulldogs’ 0-0 draw against Miramonte on Wednesday, Dec. 16, 2015 in the Diablo Foothill Athletic League opener. (MARK FIERNER / Martinez Tribune)

By GERARDO RECINOS
Martinez Tribune

There is perhaps no better way to open the Diablo Foothill Athletic League’s last boys soccer campaign for Alhambra than by securing a draw and keeping a clean sheet against a tough opponent in Miramonte.

With a superhuman effort from senior Jose Diaz in goal, the Bulldogs were able to leave Knowles Field with a 0-0 draw on Wednesday, Dec. 16, 2015.

The Bulldogs, riding high from a win on Monday against Hercules started their first league game with a possession brand of soccer that would have been too much for them last year.

After an initial few minutes of Miramonte pressing Alhambra into their defensive half, the Bulldogs retaliated.

Senior captain Blake Johnson went on a galloping run allowing the team to push forward. Junior Jack Fuller had the game’s first effort on frame for Alhambra, but his shot was always going high.

In the ninth minute, Fuller beat his man down the wing, and fired a cross to the back post that was centered by freshman Reagan Cole, but senior Marlon Boulongui skied his shot in his attempt to volley home from close range.

Alhambra was able to connect their passes well but it was a battle in the midfield as both teams continually sought to win the ball back anytime they lost possession of it.

Fuller and Boulongui showed excellent work rate to try and steal the ball, and hurried any passes from the Matadors when they sought to build from the back.

In the 23rd minuted sophomore Nick Silva played a brilliant through ball to Fuller down the wing, and Fuller took a touch to set himself but fired his shot just wide of the far post.

In the 32nd minute Diaz made a big save from a free kick, but Alhambra couldn’t clear their lines, so he and the rest of the Bulldog back line were forced to endure a barrage.

The rest of the half, and most of the remainder of the game continued in the same fashion.

Whereas in the first half, the Bulldogs were connecting three or four passes at a time, in the second half they looked more content to play 30-yard long balls to their isolated forwards.

Diaz produced a fine save from a header off a set-piece to deny Daniel Konsantino.

Andrew Olvera made a great last ditch tackle minutes later to continue to keep the Miramonte pressure out.

In the 61st minute a dipping free kick Karel Balogh struck from just outside the 18-yard box. He did so again in the 64th and 68th minute to keep Miramonte out once more.

His finest effort came in the 71st minute when Balogh played in teammate Konsantino, but the keeper came off his line and made a brilliant kick save to deny the junior Matador.

While there were many mad scrambles in front of goal in the final five minutes of play, Miramonte couldn’t find a way to put the ball in the back of the net. They had many opportunities to do so but were thwarted by the Bulldogs.

With the draw, the Bulldogs open their league campaign with crucial points that will be important once the league campaign gets going. Points against Division II rivals will be key.

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Bulldogs trounced 4-0 in Winter Classic opener https://martineztribune.com/2015/12/04/bulldogs-trounced-4-0-in-winter-classic-opener/ Fri, 04 Dec 2015 07:20:38 +0000 https://martineztribune.com/?p=2626 By GERARDO RECINOS Martinez Tribune Last year’s Winter Classic got off to a solid start for Alhambra, and was really the only shining light in what was otherwise a dreary season. This year, the Bulldogs opened the classic with a 4-0 drubbing at the hands of the Concord High Minutemen. Alhambra will be hoping the …

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Alhambra sophomore Nick Silva clashes with a Concord High player in the Bulldogs’ 4-0 loss on Wednesday, Dec. 2, 2015. (GERARDO RECINOS / Martinez Tribune)
Alhambra sophomore Nick Silva clashes with a Concord High player in the Bulldogs’ 4-0 loss on Wednesday, Dec. 2, 2015. (GERARDO RECINOS / Martinez Tribune)

By GERARDO RECINOS
Martinez Tribune

Last year’s Winter Classic got off to a solid start for Alhambra, and was really the only shining light in what was otherwise a dreary season.

This year, the Bulldogs opened the classic with a 4-0 drubbing at the hands of the Concord High Minutemen. Alhambra will be hoping the big loss doesn’t foreshadow coming results, but a loss against a tough Concord team that was in the playoffs last year isn’t too hard to stomach.

After the game, coach Rory Gentry said that he felt there was some good amongst a lot of bad.

The Bulldogs spent most of the game trying to contend with Concord’s forwards, who pressed them into the Alhambra final third, and looked like they were playing in a 4-2-4 they were so high up the pitch.

It only took the Minutemen six minutes to score their first goal. A deflected shot was turned in by the Concord attacker who had a real poacher’s instinct to turn the ball in from close range.

Three minutes later the Minutemen struck again, this time off a set-piece taken from 40 yards away. A brilliant touch around the defender and a deft chip by the Concord forward beat the Bulldogs into a 2-0 hole.

For the opening 30 minutes, only junior Dillon Lee’s snap shot straight at the keeper troubled the Minutemen. Alhambra could find no way to unlock the defense, and instead resorted to playing long balls to their forwards, who were isolated due to the lack of possession.

In the 20th minute Concord struck for the third time, this time with some nifty build up play leading to the third goal.

Alhambra senior Jose Diaz made a great save before the half to keep Alhambra from allowing a fourth goal.

After a wasteful half on the ball, and a disorganized back four performance, Gentry made some changes, including dropping captain Blake Johnson into a defensive role. Johnson solidified the back line, and alongside Oscar Dominguez the duo were able to provide a more stable back line.

In the 49th minute it looked like Alhambra would get something from the contest after all when Lee took a free kick from 25 yards out and hit it true. But instead, his shot cannoned agonizingly off the crossbar.

What’s worse is that Concord’s star forward made them pay only two minutes later with a peach of a ball that found the man on the wing. Still with work to do, the Concord winger’s touch took him around the Alhambra defender and he slotted home coolly to get the Minutemen’s fourth of the match.

Having let off a bit, Concord’s second team players still troubled the Alhambra defense, but didn’t manage to score again.

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