Redmond JV finished with a scoreless draw against Lake Washington on Friday 4/13, earning a hard-fought point. At this point in the season Redmond is seeing all of these teams for a second time, and it is clear that the Stangs’ opponents are arriving at the pitch supremely motivated and primed to play hard. Redmond started the match with a strong offensive push and earned multiple corners in the early minutes of play. Of note in the first half were some peppy Folting runs and crosses from the left wing which left the Kangs scrambling for cover, some seriously tenacious d by co-captain Merrick which stifled numerous Lake Washington attacks, and a highly dangerous Loo header just missing right of the goal. In the second half Redmond had the ball inside the 6 many times and was thwarted again and again by the crafty Lake Washington keeper. That’s soccer, folks! Lake Washington had a few chances of its own, but Condon and the back line were able to prevent any lasting damage. It was a pleasure to watch the composure of the Redmond defense in this game and the resilience they demonstrated was a testament to the “bend but don’t break” stuff we have been treated to thus far in the season.