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The voice of De Anza since 1967.

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The voice of De Anza since 1967.

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Men’s soccer win prepares for playoffs

Craig Morrison | La Voz Staff
Jorge Quezada (4) retakes control of the ball for De Anza against Evergreen Valley College Friday Nov. 8.

On Friday, Nov. 8, the De Anza College men’s soccer team controlled the ball and defeated Evergreen Valley College 4-0.

De Anza demonstrated their offensive skills by attacking well and not allowing Evergreen to make successful plays.

“We were on top today,” said assistant coach Roheet Sen. “We were so good we took them out of their game and were able to shut them down.”

Freshman forward Rajaee DeLane scored the first goal and put De Anza ahead in the game.

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Throughout the first and second half, De Anza dominated the field by maintaining control of the ball and defending well.

Evergreen had very few opportunities to score, while De Anza continued to attack.

“They were bringing good intensity, but we were able to hold them back,” said sophomore back fielder Evan Leedeman.

“Once we got to the second half, we were able to wear them down,” Leedeman said.

According to team member Sean Lyons, 19, keeping the ball on the ground and simple short passes are key for controlling the ball.

Despite their many strengths, De Anza still has room for improvement.

“Matching intensity sometimes can be difficult,” said DeLane.

“It takes the whole team to really concentrate and be on the same page.”

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