The Quakes scored their first victory of the season, crushing the Outsiders 3-0.
On April 30, the Outsiders walked into the SQ field with a squad of 16 players for their second match of the sea- son. After being warmly welcomed, each team stretched as the coaches prepared their line-ups.
Angel “Pinocho” Villa- fan said to the new players of the visiting team, “Don’t be scared of us. We are just teddy bears with tattoos“, which caused everyone to laugh.
In the first 20 minutes, the Outsiders were hustling and began to play collaboratively, with quick passes back and forth to each other. They were breaking down the left side of the defense with one-touch passes, creating countless opportunities that could have ended up as goals.
Refugio, “El Tuca” Juarez and Garvin Robinson, Coaches of the SQ Earthquakes, made some substitutions on the defense to stop the attack of the visiting team. The strategy paid off immediately.
Jorge Lopez-Meza, Earth- quakes striker, scored in minute 33. The goal created an eruption by the fans, who shouted “Gooool!!!.”
In the second half, the Out- siders attacked, looking to cut down the lead. However, their effort was overshadowed by a goal from Carlos Ramirez, who scored the second goal for the Quakes in the 50th minute.
In minute 85, Rolando Tut, a striker for the Earthquakes, broke away in a fast break, but the goalie blocked his first attempt to score. Luckily, the ball bounced off the goalie’s body, giving Rolando another chance. He then softly kicked it in to seal the victory for the Earthquakes 3-0.
Seeing how the soccer program transforms the players’ lives, Andrew Crawford, a soccer sponsor for SQ, described his vision of establishing a soccer program in the Prison of Folsom. Coach Robinson said, “Tell those guys that if we could play with them, we would demolish them.”
The Quakes are 1-1-1.