The end of season banquet for all of our RHS soccer teams will be a semi-potluck event and will include JVC, JV and Varsity players and their families. We will have pizza provided by the booster, so please bring a salad or an appetizer.
Date: Tuesday May 31, 2016
Time: 6:30 p.m.
Location: Roosevelt Commons
Roosevelt defeated number 1 seed Auburn Mountainview at a game played on Auburn’s home turf Tuesday night. Avery Jacobson scored two goals in the first half, and Alex Lowe followed up with a break away goal in the second half for a final score of Roosevelt 3 – Auburn Mountainview 2. Coach Gary Hunter told the Seattle Times after the game, “We play in the Metro League. We’re battle tested. Our kids brought their hearts.”
Those Rider hearts will again be tested when our team squares off against Mercer Island on May 20 at 5 p.m. at Interbay Stadium. Please come out wearing green and gold ready to cheer them on!
The bracket for the 3A State Championship Tournament can be found by clicking on this link:
The full Seattle Times story can be found here:
Seattle Times story
On May 9th Roosevelt handily defeated Ingraham in their Metro League quarter final game, with a final score of Roughriders 5 and the Rams zero. The Riders play a semi-final game on Wednesday May 11th at the Southeast Athletic Complex (the stadium for Rainier Beach High school) at 7:30 p.m.. The Riders will be taking on Lakeside Lions in what will doubtlessly be an entertaining and well fought battle. Please come out to support our boys on their path to the Metro League Championship game!
Click here to view the 2016 tournament bracket.
Thank you to all who came to watch the game and support our seniors at Senior Night on April 29th. RHS varsity defeated Cleveland by a score of 7-1 in front of a sizeable crowd of supporters for the green and gold.
Celebrated Seniors: Ryan Onart, Darius Ochoa, Keaton MacIntrye, Mac Lyle, Colin Cahill, Alexander Cooper, Arthur Lindhjem, John Bentler, Tupac Barajas and Cameron Carmichael
More RHS senior night photos can be found at this link:
RHS Senior Night Photos:
Use password “roosevelt”
The JVC Rider squad booked a pair of tie games this last week.
On Saturday 4/23, the boys tied Ballard 3-3 away.
On Monday, 4/25 the team fought to a 2-2 tie at home against the Ingraham Rams.
After a scoreless first half, Raymond Sundvall shouldered around the final defender and was headed for a 1v1 with the Ingraham keeper when he was tackled from behind just outside the box. On the PK, Raymond lofted a beautiful try which found the upper right corner of the net just out of the keepers reach.
Roosevelt’s second score came as Alex Wessel burned in a low, smoking strike from 25 yards out to put Roosevelt up 2-1.
Unfortunately Ingraham was able to respond to both Rider scores leaving the final score 2-2.
This Wednesday RHS Men’s Varsity lost a well fought battle against undefeated Ballard team. Strong passing combinations by the Roughriders during the first half had Ballard on their heels. Avery Jacobson assisted Ryan Onart who scored by deftly chipping the ball over the Ballard Keeper’s head. Ballard came back to score two goals after a red card against Roosevelt early in the second half left them playing a man down in unseasonably hot April weather. Highlights of the goals can be found here:
Thanks to the many supporters who came out to watch this exciting game. We hope to see you all again at Senior Night April 29th at Roosevelt High School.
The JVC riders held onto a 1-0 score all through the second half to secure their first home victory against Ballard in Monday’s record-breaking heat.
The games only score came midway through the first half when Griffin Wight juked the Ballard keeper to the ground and then calmly tapped the ball into the wide open net in front of him.
JVC Riders beat Chief Sealth at their field 4-1 and then withstood a powerful second half attack to come away with a 2-2 tie at Garfield to remain unbeaten on the road.
The Garfield game featured scoring by Sander Fogarty and Will Denny and tough goal-tending by Albert Oh and Kenji McCracken. Given that Garfield shut out the riders just last week at home, a 2-2 tie on the road with a number of players dinged up, feels pretty OK.
4/6 Wednesday: NO GAME: Wednesday’s Varsity soccer game has cancelled
The JVC riders beat Ballard on their turf on Saturday 3/26 by the score of 4 to 1 behind goals from Kenji McCracken and a sweet left-footed boot by Jake O’Neill.
Unfortunately they were not able to carry that momentum into their next two games at home, falling to Garfield 0-4 and then Ballard 3-6.
First half scoring in the Ballard loss came from a Gabe Dang to Sander Fogarty connection as Sander executed a slippery breakaway spin move to slide behind the Ballard defenders for the shot on goal.
The second half started with the score 1-3 Ballard, as the riders came out fired up and almost immediately Raymond Sundvall punched in a goal to tighten the game. Albert Oh had the Roosevelt crowd cheering with strong diving, leaping keeper play, challenging the Ballard wingmen in the box to defend the net. Ballard found a way to keep the ball in Rider territory, however, and was able to take enough shots that three went in.
The final score of the match belonged to Roosevelt, as Kenji sett up Will Denny who tapped the ball exactly where the Ballard keeper was not to make the final score 3-6, Knights.
Next up is Rainier Beach on April Fool’s Day. Lets go Riders!