The San Jose Steamrollers traveled to Berkeley, CA to take on the BORP Crushers in two matches, on Sunday, February 19th. Both matches were close, but the Steamrollers emerged victorious from each game. Below are the scores for the matches with two shutouts delivered through premier goal tending by Jario Solorio. Goals were scored by Ryan Connolly, Stanley Kuang, and Omar Solorio, with Sid Karnala and Chris Faria providing outstanding offensive and defensive play leading to several goal scoring opportunities.
Match 1 Steamrollers 3 Crushers 0
Match 2 Steamrollers 2 Crushers 0
Come watch the Steamrollers match up against the Central Valley Ghostriderz and the BORP Crushers at the Bascom Community Center Home Gym on Saturday, March 18th at 3:00pm & 5:30pm.
Last Saturday, February 11th, Morgan Johnson and Charlene Johnson from California Tile Installers presented the San Jose Steamrollers with a very generous donation. Morgan Johnson, has always given back to her community by volunteering with a variety of charities in the Almaden Valley area, so when she joined California Tile Installers it seemed like a natural fit for her to be in charge of the company’s community outreach. Morgan heard of the Steamrollers need to raise over $15,000 to travel to their National Tournament in Indianapolis this June, so she approached the executives of California Tile about making a community impact by donating to the Steamrollers competitive wheelchair soccer team. The Steamrollers are extremely grateful to Morgan for thinking of our organization, and to the executives of California Tile Installers for their generous donation.
After the presentation we put Morgan and Charlene into Power Soccer Wheelchairs, so they could get a feel for the game. Check out Morgan’s skills in the video below.
On Saturday, January 28th the Steamrollers hosted their rivals the SoCal Vaqueros in three matches played at the Bascom Community Center gym. The Steamrollers defense was strong all day long, spearheaded by excellent goal tending by Jairo Solorio. All three matches were very physical, but the Steamrollers came out on top in each of the three matches through strong team play of moving the ball around the court to well positioned teammates. The Steamrollers centers and wings, Ryan Connolly, Omar Solorio, Stanley Kuang, and Chris Faria, each scored at least one goal across the three games. The lone Steamrollers wing without a goal, Sid Karnala, didn’t go home empty handed though, as he received the only yellow card of the day. Below are the game scores for the day.
Game 1: Steamrollers 2 vs Vaqueros 1
Game 2: Steamroller 3 vs Vaqueros 1
Game 3: Steamrollers 2 vs Vaqueros 0