In a hard fought battle against Juanita this last Wednesday evening, Redmond pulls out a 1-0 victory. In the first half the Stangs had their fair share of chances, but couldn’t convert. Then, late in the second half on a spectacular cross from Soham Deo, Oleg Pavlenko drives the ball into the back corner of the net. Juanita pushes for a late goal to draw even, but the Redmond team maintains possession and are able to keep a clean sheet.
After giving up an early goal, the Stangs settled down for a good spell, pulling ahead by halftime on 2 Stein goals (Wharton assist). The second half was back and forth, with Interlake tying the game and Redmond getting the game winner with only a few minutes to go (Stein free-kick). Final score to a scrappy game, 3-2.
On Tuesday night, JV pulled off a win against the Interlake Saints.
In an exciting and somewhat chaotic match, Redmond prevailed 4-1 against Interlake. Interlake was aggressive out of the gate, putting Redmond immediately on their heels. There was physical and scrappy play from both teams, with multiple players becoming closely acquainted with the turf. After settling a bit, Redmond was able to break the ice with Price springing to his feet after a fall and scampering around the keeper to drive it home. The slick conditions wreaked havoc with players’ footing, and contributed to an Interlake strike slipping through Condon’s hands to tie it up a few minutes later. A lovely cross from Lee was tapped by Michalski to Rabadan for the goal to close out the first half. The second half was filled with tension and drama as numerous Redmond chances failed to see the back of the net. Some nice defensive poise and leadership was shown by co-captain Merrick early in the second half who helped shut down a dangerous Interlake run. In the waning minutes of the match, Redmond broke the dam wide open and two spirited and determined attacks led to goals in quick succession by Hernandez and Tiglon which finalized the result.
Goals: 5’ (Price), 37’ (Rabadan, assist Michalski), 78’ (Hernandez, assist Price), 79’ (Tiglon, assist Hernandez)
Redmond returned some players from injury and put together a strong performance against North Creek for a 4-0 victory. The goal scoring started early with a cross from Alex Mathis to Will Fitzgerald to put the Stangs up 1-0. Then, just before half, Cameron Pisan delivers a beautiful corner kick to the head of Soham Deo to put the team up 2-0. In the second half, Thomas Mielke see’s the keeper off his line and sends a ball into the back of the net from 40 yards out. The final score, also from Mielke, was a tap in from the 6 yard box after a scrum in front of the goal. Keeper Luke Johnson makes some great saves and the Stangs defense gets another clean sheet. On to Juanita for a 4:30 game on Wednesday.
This Wednesday, March 28th, we will be having a fundraising event at the Chipotle in Redmond. Mark your calendars and don’t worry about dinner!
Bring your whole family and ALL your friends. Send out the flyer here to everyone you know and let’s fill the Chipotle and make some money for our program!
Remember that you must bring in the attached flyer for us to receive credit!
Chipotle – Redmond Location ONLY! – Wednesday, March 28th – 5pm – 9pm (Flyer: RHSChipotleFlyer)
Varsity earns a 5-0 win against Sammamish on Friday!
Varsity played a must-win game versus Sammamish last night and moved in a positive direction, both with the result and the style of soccer we are emphasizing in the program. The biggest step forward was the numerous quality chances the team created. Scoring and assists came from all over the field and in a variety of ways. The defense also stood firm and kept Sammamish out of the goal. Overall a really solid performance from everyone.
Redmond took care of Sammamish 7-0, in a match where early it seemed as if every Redmond attack ended with the ball in the back of the net. Five goals were scored in the first twenty minutes of play, with a nice variety of header finishes, clinical crosses, and circus shots. The second half saw a more determined Sammamish turn up the intensity level early, but nevertheless gave up a couple of goals in the last ten minutes of play. A wonderful overlapping run involving Lee, Loo, Rabadan, and a cross from Lee to Folting for a goal in the seventieth minute was a highlight to remember. Nice work by Condon to break up some dicey late Sammamish attacks in the second half and secure another clean sheet!
Goals: 2’ (Hernandez, assist Rabadan), 4’ (Price), 7’ (Michalski, assist Rabadan), 12’ (Price, assist Hernandez), 17’ (Michalski, assist Rabadan), 70’ (Folting, assist Lee), 75’ (Loo, assist Rabadan)