The Varsity Riders played a terrific game in the pelting rain Tuesday night, coming from an 0-2 deficit to beat Newport 4-2. The team never game up, even after an own goal near the end of the first half made it a very difficult struggle to get back on top.
Next up is a match against Garfield at Memorial Stadium on Friday.
The Varsity team had some important wins over spring break, improving its overall record. On Monday, RHS beat Eastlake 1-0, and on Wednesday defeated Woodinville 2-1. Saturday’s non-conference match against Sealth was a 2-2 draw.
The Riders are now in 6th place in the 11-team conference, with a 3-4 record. There are three conference games left to go — including an April 25 game against Garfield (#4 in the conference) and May 1 game against Ballard (#5).
JV lost to Issaquah 2-1. It was a back-and-forth game but RHS paid for fouls in dangerous areas, conceding two goals on free kicks just outside the penalty area. Roosevelt had chance after chance near the end of the game, but couldn’t finish them off.
Here are some photos of the JV game from Bruce Taylor:
More Eastside action is up for the week of April 7, as Varsity and JV take on Skyline Monday on their Issaquah (or is it Sammamish?) home field, and then play Redmond at home on Wednesday.
JV tied Inglemoor 3-3 on Tuesday night, but it felt like a win because RHS came roaring back to tie it up in stoppage time. Inglemoor got the first goal about 15 minutes in; about 10 minutes later Roosevelt answered with a Brayden Ballman header off a cross. Near the end of the half, Inglemoor pulled ahead on a far-post header on a corner kick. Inglemoor went up 3-1 just a couple of minutes after halftime. In the second half , Will Golding scored and then in stoppage time Toby Stenberg poked a ball past the keeper.
Thanks to Bruce Taylor for the lively game description and also for the photos below. Roosevelt Varsity and JV next meets up with Issaquah at 5:30 and 7:30 p.m. Friday on the Nathan Hale field.
Varsity lost its first conference game to Inglemoor on Tuesday night. The Eastside team scored late in the first half and again in the second half; Roosevelt’s only goal came on a penalty kick with two minutes of play left. The next game, which is also at home, is Friday against Issaquah.
Roosevelt Varsity players got off to a good start Friday night with a 2-0 win against Bothell at Pop Keeney Stadium.
On Friday, the boys won 3-2 against Blanchet. The game was cut short with a little more than 3 minutes to play after lightning struck very close to the field, and the officials ordered an end to play. This gives Varsity a 4-1 record so far, with the only loss a non-conference game. The week of March 31 brings two conference games, both at home.
JV is also off to a good start, with a record of 3 wins, 2 ties and one loss. The ties came against Bothell with a final score of 3-3 (goals by Conner Donegan, Charley Taylor, and Alessandro Colombo) and a 1-1 tie against Blanchet (goal by Brayden Ballman).
And JVC is also off to a strong start, with a record of 3 wins and 1 loss.
Here are some photos from the Blanchet game from Katherine Long. If this isn’t playing on your computer, try this link.
Also, from last week, Anne Donegan got some great photos of the JV team in action against Jackson, at this link.
Athletic director Mike Scott has moved the April 4 JV game across the street from NEAC-Nathan Hale, to Summit 1 field, because there was a track meet scheduled for the NEAC facility. The JV game will now begin at 5 p.m., rather than its previously scheduled time of 5:30.
Also, a note on ticket sales: “I also wanted to make sure that our JV parents know that there is a charge for JV games played at the stadium. This is not our district rule, but it is a KingCo league rule. There would be no charge for the April 4 game, since it is impossible to secure that field for the purpose of ticket sales, but we are required to charge at the stadiums for those JV contests.”
The Varsity boys got off to a good start for their first week of the season, beating Mercer Island 3-1 and Jackson 6-1, but losing to Bainbridge 2-0. The JV boys beat Bainbridge and Jackson, but pulled up short against Mercer Island. And JVC beat Liberty High on Monday by a score of 3-1.
JV also played an unscheduled game against the International School on Tuesday, and won 4-0.
This week Varsity and JV play their first conference games, against Bothell at Pop Keeney Stadium on Friday night (March 28), followed by a 1 p.m. (JV) and 3 p.m. (Varsity) non-conference game against Bishop Blanchet on Saturday (March 29) at Blanchet. This is the second of only three Saturday games of the season, and it’s in the neighborhood, so make sure to come out for it!
And JVC will play Lake Washington on Wednesday.
Here are some photos of the Varsity vs. Jackson game by Kelly Taylor:
The season has begun. Here are the results of the first few games:
Varsity beat Mercer Island 3-1, scoring all three goals in the first half and keeping Mercer Island to one goal, which was scored early in the second half. Lots of great saves and a few strokes of good luck for the Riders.
JV lost to Mercer Island 2-0 in a tough, physical first game. The first goal was an own goal. For the second goal, their right mid stole the ball at about the 25 and then slashed toward the keeper and put it into the side net, far post.
JVC won their first game against Mount Si, 4-2, but lost the second game against Mercer Island, 2-0.
Laundry notes: Please do not put any of the soccer jerseys in the dryer. Air dry on a hanger instead. Putting jerseys in the dryer and exposing them to heat causes the two color numbers and letters to peel away from each other and the jerseys. The jerseys are made of moisture wicking material and will dry quickly without the help of a dryer.
Here are some great photos from the Mercer Island JV game by Bruce Taylor: