The BORP Bay Earthquakes hosted the SoCal Vaqueros and Hollister Free Wheelers at the James Kenney Recreation Center on Saturday, January 26 for four action-packed contests. The three teams all showed that they are capable of tremendous team play as well as individual brilliance.
John Madigan looks to score (Photo Credit: John Kirkmire)
The Earthquakes tinkered throughout the day to find an effective attack and finish and finally found their mojo in the 2nd half of the final game. Down 3-0 at halftime to SoCal, the Earthquakes broke through with a goal 3 minutes into the 2nd half, scored again 6 minutes later and came up with the equalizer in stoppage time to earn a nerve-wracking 3-3 tie. John Madigan (2 goals) and Brian Larson (1 goal) turned three Brandon Johnson passes into scoreboard gold and Margaret Mele and Lateef McLeod shared the goalkeeping honors.
Brandon Johnson about to pass (Photo Credit: John Kirkmire)
Game 1 SoCal 2 – Earthquakes 1 (Goal – Madigan)
Photo Credit: John Kirkmire
Next home games
March 2: BORP Bombers and Crushers host Santa Barbara
March 9: BORP Bay Earthquakes and Crushers host San Jose Rockets and Hollister Free Wheelers.
Thanks to Diane, Kendra, Margaret, Chris, Solange, malia, and everyone who contributed to the delicious lunch, dinner, snacks and beverages.
Thanks to the score table volunteers and the officials: Sheila, Marc, Dan, Saul, Michael, John and Alfonso for helping the competition run smoothly and efficiently.
Thanks to the teams (players, coaches, staff) for the wonderful play and sportsmanship.
Thanks to Todd Kerr from the Berkeley Times for his support and keep your eye out for an article about today’s competition soon.
Thanks to Santiago and Senda Athletics for the new balls and ball bag (best power soccer ball on the planet!) and their support of BORP.
And homage of the highest order to Joe Carrow and Robert Book for their dedication to getting every athlete in the best equipment possible (and keeping them all running)!