JVC Update – Ballard Black and Ingraham

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.

April 26, 2016 |

Varsity Suffer Tough Loss to Ballard 2-1

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.

April 21, 2016 |

JVC Riders Nab First Home Win!

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.

April 20, 2016 |

Senior Night! Save the Date and Spread the Word!

Senior Night this year will be held at Varsity’s rescheduled HOME game at Roosevelt High School on

Friday, April 29th v. Cleveland.


Game starts at 4:00pm so the ceremony will take place at approximately 3:00 p.m.

Please spread the word and make plans to attend! Also, if you are interested in volunteering to help with senior night, please contact Kristy at  joekristyjohn@comcast.net

April 9, 2016 |

JVC Game update – Chief Sealth/Garfield

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.

April 7, 2016 |

JVC Game update – Ballard/Garfield/Ballard

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!

March 30, 2016 |

JVC home opener vs. Bainbridge

The JVC Riders fell to Bainbridge 1-3 in a hard-fought home opener. Roosevelt jumped to a 1-0 lead after a beautiful breakaway goal by William Neffner midway through the first half. Unfortunately the rest of the scoring came from the Spartans.

March 24, 2016 |

JVC beats Chief Sealth to start the season

The JVC team blew out to a quick lead they never relinquished on a sunny, blustery day where they handled Chief Sealth’s JV team in a convincing 6-4 victory to start the season.  Gabe Dang (2), Jake O’Neill and William Neffner, scored the first four goals and had several assists among them, as did Will Denny.  Chief Sealth scored on a well-played corner kick, but otherwise the RHS defense kept Chief Sealth on their side of the field for most of the first half.

Chief Sealth came out fired up in the second half and held the Riders scoreless until Mohammad Adam found the back of the Chief Sealth net for the Riders.  Chief Sealth rallied back with a few quick scores behind some physical play, but the Riders responded with Will Denny scoring the final RHS goal.

The JVC team passed and played really well for so early in the season on a natural turf field, showing good discipline and patience in letting plays develop.  Alex Wessel went down with an ankle injury midway through the second half and we wish him well.

March 21, 2016 |

The 2016 Season is Underway!

Our RHS soccer program got off to a roaring start !

Varsity defeated Federal Way 5-3, with help from a hat trick by Avery Jacobson and two goals by Alex Low  on March 12th in their first game of the season (nonconference).

On March 15th the Varsity players won their first conference game of the season. The score was 2-0 against a young Eastside Catholic team.

On March 18, Roosevelt’s varsity defeated Lakeside  at a well-attended game that was fast paced and intensely fought.  John Bentler scored on a shot from 25 yards out, and  Ian Mejia scored on a penalty kick. Avery Jacobson finished the Lions off with his goal, allowing the Roughriders to finish the game with a 3-1 victory. Thank you to all who came out wearing green and gold to support the Roughriders on Saturday!


I’m looking for reporters for the JV and JVC teams. Please contact me at keltaylor@Comcast.net to help with reporting scores/giving updates on the soccer season.

March 19, 2016 |