RHS JV wins 2-1, sweeps the season series against Juanita and takes the KingCo 3A title!!!!
Redmond and rivals Juanita were both vying for the league crown and the winner of this match would take home the hardware. On a beautiful day for soccer, Redmond came out of the gates ready to go and was quick to the ball, controlling the pace. Rabadan was causing all sorts of distress for Juanita up the wings with his relentless scampering, and one of his classic runs ended with a cross into the box for a goal scoring strike from Tiglon in traffic to put Redmond up 1-0 early. This was a perfect way to start this exciting match! A few minutes later, a pressured Juanita defensive drop pass was met by a sprinting and prancing Price who gobbled up a ricochet off the keeper and volleyed a severe angled shot past flying bodies into the back of the net. Despite the two goal lead for Redmond, one had the feeling that Juanita’s dangerous offense could strike at any moment. Fahrig did a great job stifling some dangerous runs and was able to match the physicality of the Juanita attack on the wings. Bilger, Doyle and Tiglon put in some good work to control the midfield, and the defense kept their wits about them. Juanita came out in the second half visibly fired up and ready to push at the drop of a hat. Despite the onslaught, keeper Condon had some wonderful level headed play and did not lose his cool under constant pressure from the dangerous Juanita strikers. Juanita was able to get one back halfway through the second half but Redmond responded and worked to play their game. The last few minutes of play were frantic with Juanita launching ball after ball into scary places, and Redmond’s defense was bending but refusing to break. Redmond had some chances as well in the waning moments of the match, most notably a crack off the post by Tiglon after a touchy-feely Price run down the left wing. The final whistle saw Redmond win 2-1, much to the relief of all home supporters in attendance.
Keeper Condon wins the iron man award for playing every minute of the entire season. Redmond finishes with the best record, the most goals for, and the fewest goals against. And as was fitting, Redmond delivered Juanita its only two losses of the season.
What a strong finish! It has been a great pleasure to watch this team play.
Goals: 3’ (Tiglon, assist Rabadan), 11’ (Price)