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
This Saturday, January 28th, the Steamrollers will face off against the SoCal Vaqueros in three fiercely contested matches. The SoCal Vaqueros took out the Steamrollers in the Semi-Final match of the Champions Cup National Tournament, delivering the winning goal in Overtime play, so the Steamrollers will be looking to settle that score. These teams have a long history of highly competitive, close matches with the winning goal typically scored in final seconds of the match.
Come check out this fast paced action on Saturday being contested in the Steamrollers home gym in San Jose.
Below is the match schedule for the day.
Bascom Community Center Gym
1000 South Bascom Ave
San Jose, Ca 95128
10:00: Steamrollers v SoCal Vaqueros
11:15: Steamrollers v SoCal SoCal Vaqueros
12:30: San Jose Rockets v San Jose Flash
1:45: Steamrollers v SoCal SoCal Vaqueros