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.
In a game with plenty of league and playoff implications, the RHS Varsity Squad pulled off a MASSIVE win against Mercer Island. Combining intense pressure on defense and calm composure on offense, the Stangs put in one of their most consistent performances of the season. The final score was 2-0 off of goals from Jacen Stein and Angel Hernandez, while the clean sheet was maintained through standout performers Nathan Tibbs and Ricardo Escalante. On to LW on Friday, which will see the #1 and #2 ranked teams in KingCo going head-to-head!
MI came ready to play and early in the match they appeared to be the crisper of the two squads, with multiple loose Redmond passes being intercepted for turnovers. Redmond’s touch seemed a little off, and the boys had a difficult time connecting the ball with dangerous runs. Despite the somewhat stagnant offensive play, Redmond was able to win a number of first half corner kicks and started to mount the pressure. The pieces came together in the eleventh minute when Bilger skillfully delivered an inch perfect pass to Price who slalomed through a few defenders and finessed a shot with his left just past Mercer Island’s keeper. Mercer Island had few offensive chances in the first half, with the Redmond back line holding strong and refusing to yield. Early in the second half, a signature Rabadan slice and dice run up the right wing ended with a cross which bounced off of Michalski and onto Price’s waiting foot into the back of the net for Redmond’s second goal. Keeper Condon had some wonderful play in this match, including a masterful save sequence with about ten minutes left in the contest while flying through the air and then flopping around on the ground like a fish. The efforts led to a clean sheet and a Redmond win!
Goals: 11’ (Price), 41’ (Price, assist Michalski)
This Monday, April 9th, will find all three Redmond Boys’ Soccer Teams in big games. If you are able, we welcome you to join us in supporting these young men! It will be a fun night of fantastic, competitive soccer.
C-team will be away against Eastlake at 6pm. Our Stangs were left with a sour taste in their mouths from last year’s battles with our bitter 4A rivals, so this year’s C-team is highly motivated! You can expect a hard-fought, physical, and intense match. Coach Antonio will undoubtedly have our team ready for the challenge, so come out and support our young Stangs during their big game!
JV will be playing at home against Mercer Island at 5:30pm. Or JV Stangs have been simply dominant all season long– remaining undefeated while playing beautiful, composed soccer. Scoring over 40 goals and only conceding 3, these guys are rolling! If you haven’t caught one of their games yet, you’re missing out! Mercer Island will be a tough test, as they will be looking for some revenge for a humiliating 3-0 defeat in the first match. So it should be a good game to watch!
Varsity faces Mercer Island at 7:30pm. Come out to Walter Seabloom Field to watch this highly-competitive match against two powerhouses in 3A KingCo. MI always plays well, but Redmond has had their number this season thus far. The Stangs will be looking to build on their impressive performance against Juanita last Wednesday night (4-1 win), and begin asserting their dominance over the league. With impressive keepers Ricardo Escalante and Sean Rash, a solid back line anchored by juniors Reece Wyrick and David Dias, offensive maestros Jacen Stein and Angel Hernandez, and the always consistent versatility of Victor Araujo, the Stangs will be a threat to anyone they face!
All three teams have a big night! Come out and show your support! Go Stangs, baby!
On Wednesday night, Redmond took care of Juanita with an impressive 4-1 victory!
In a battle of the only undefeated JV squads in the league, this match was destined to be a barn burner. Despite the rain and colder temperatures, the action was hot and the tempers were flaring. Right off the bat physical play was the name of the game with statement tackles and hip checks on display up and down the field. In a great tribute to the team’s focus and preparation, Redmond scored first with a Rabadan tight angle strike which caromed off the post and in. After weathering a number of dangerous Juanita corner kicks, Redmond started to assert their strength by winning a number of corners themselves. Towards the end of the first half an aerial cross from Price found a perfect Loo header for RHS goal number two. A couple of minutes later, Yeo was able to stay on his feet and demonstrated some precision scampering after being mugged in the box for goal number three. The second half saw a visibly desperate Juanita turn up the physical play. Special kudos to Redmond midfielders and defenders for matching the physicality. Doyle, Bilger and Michalski left special marks on several players with their tough and skillful tackles. A strike by Tiglon with twenty minutes left rebounded off the cross bar back to Yeo and back into the net for Redmond goal number four. In garbage time, Juanita grabbed a goal after a scrum in the box, robbing RHS of the clean sheet, but not of the final impressive result.
Goals: 3’ (Rabadan, assist Price), 32’ (Loo, assist Price), 38’ (Yeo), 61’ (Yeo)
Today, April 5th, we will be having a fundraising event at the Mod Pizza in Redmond (Bella Botega location).
Bring yourself, your friends, your family… heck, invite some friendly strangers! Let’s get people to Mod Pizza today and make some money for our program!
Remember that you must bring in the attached flyer for us to receive credit:
RHS JV defeated Liberty 4-0 on Monday. RHS was plagued by some uncharacteristic unsettled play early with intercepted passes and “kick ball” sequences figuring prominently. Some frustrating foul calls added to the general malaise of all watching. Near the end of the first half, two RHS goals provided relief with Fahrig breaking the ice via a wonderful long strike on the left flank and Rabadan converting on a mini breakaway. In the second half some nice plays by RHS defenders made the highlight reel. Lee took charge with some nice physical play which earned an RHS corner, and Legresley provided some calm and heads-up decisions to keep Liberty at bay. Two more goals were added in quick succession by Rabadan for the hat trick – the first a nice strike from a good distance and the second a tap-in redirect off a Price cross. Kudos to Condon and the entire battery of defenders for earning another clean sheet!
Goals: 34’ (Fahrig), 37’ (Rabadan), 60’ (Rabadan), 61’ (Rabadan, assist Price)
RHS JV vanquished Bellevue in a dominant 4-0 performance on Friday night (3/30). Redmond fans have been spoiled multiple times this season with early RHS goals, and this match did not disappoint. A nice Michalski cross to a Bilger header found the back of the net in the second minute, and Redmond was quickly on the board. A corner kick from Rabadan to Hernandez’ noggin past the Bellevue keeper added to the tally. The third and final goal of the first half was scored when Tiglon craftily one touched a ball out of the air and drove it home. Near the end of the first half, defender Polly delighted with some nice physical play to earn a dangerous free kick near the goal line. The second half saw additional RHS chances, with a nice cross from Rabadan just missing the promised land in the fifty second minute. A late Tiglon strike just inside the box tacked on a fourth goal for Redmond and erased all doubt of the final outcome. Keeper Condon continued his solid play and smothered the ball a couple of times late in the contest, securing both the clean sheet and the comprehensive win.
Goals: 2’ (Bilger, assist Michalski), 13’ (Hernandez, assist Rabadan), 21’ (Tiglon), 79’ (Tiglon)