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The Robins PI adapted soccer team entered the state tournament as the #1 overall seed and emerged as the 2023 PI Division Adapted Soccer State Champions!
In the semifinal game on Saturday morning against the Rochester Raiders, the Robins were led by Jose Leon Estrada’s 6 goals and 2 assists en route to an 11-1 victory. Hector Vega Flores had a breakout game as well, tallying 4 goals and 1 assist. Micah Bomgardner scored the final goal for the Robins. Grady Lease, Noah Mittendorff, Dylan Sibila, JoVonna Shepherd, Kai Cutis and Junior Dockter all recorded 1 assist each, while Jayda Johnson finished with 2 assists. Josh Reis finished the game with 16 saves.
In the state championship game, the Robins faced Minneapolis and battled their way through a scoreless first half before breaking through just 1:00 into the second half on a goal by Jose Leon Estrada. Hector Vega Flores scored about 5 minutes later to give the Robins a 2-0 advantage. Estrada handled the rest of the scoring from there, finishing the game with 3 goals and leading the Robins to a 4-1 victory. The 4 goals held up largely because of an amazing defensive effort by the Robins, led by Jayda Johnson. She had an incredible game, staying calm amid all the pressure from Minneapolis while almost effortlessly clearing the ball out of the defensive zone while coordinating the defensive effort of the rest of the team. Josh Reis was stellar in the net, making 19 saves. Nick Johnson and Sean Majeski were solid all game long in the defensive wheelchair positions, making it tough for Minneapolis to get any shots on goal.
Josh Reis, Jose Leon Estrada and Jayda Johnson earned All-Tournament honors.
What an amazing season, Robins….we all are so proud of your accomplishments!
The Robins finished off the regular season this afternoon with a non-conference game against Anoka-Hennepin. Today also was the first of three alumni nights that the team plans to host this school year, and the current edition of the Robins seemed determined to show their predecessors how the game is played today. Jose Leon Estrada got the show started, scoring all three of his goals in the first 2:40 of the game. From there, it was a steady rotation of different Robins finding the net. Dylan Sibila, Grady Lease and Hector Vega Flores all scored twice, with Flores and Lease also adding an assist each. Nick Johnson, Abbi Lashuay, Junior Dockter, Jayda Johnson, Josh Reis and Micah Bomgardner all scored once, with Lashuay adding 3 assists and Dockter adding 2 assists. While Noah Mittendorff and JoVonna Shepherd didn’t find the net themselves, they did their part in helping others with the task, as Shepherd finished the game with 3 assists and Mittendorff with 2 assists. Josh Reis and Sean Majeski shared goalkeeping duties, with Reis making 5 saves and Majeski making three saves in the shutout effort. The Robins are now in practice mode for the next two weeks as they prepare for the state tournament on November 17 & 18 at Stillwater High School.
The Robins were on the road this afternoon to face the defending state champion Dakota United Hawks. The Robins were up for the challenge and were ready to play right from the first whistle. Jose Leon Estrada did his part to give the team the lead, scoring three times in the first 8 minutes. From there, everyone else made solid contributions and played a vital role in the 10-1 victory. Estrada finished the game with 7 goals and 2 assists. Jayda Johnson continued to be the heart of the Robins defensive effort and played a huge part in limiting the Hawks to just 10 shots on goal while also adding 3 assists. Grady Lease scored twice and Michah Bomgardner added a goal of his own. Abbi Lashuay and Nick Johnson were credited with 1 assist each. Goalkeepers Josh Reis and Sean Majeski were solid all game long, with Reis making 8 saves and Majeski finishing with 2. Overall, the Robins outshot the Hawks 44 – 10. The win gives the Robins the regular season conference championship and the #1 overall seed at the Adapted Soccer State Tournament on November 17-18. The Robins are at home this Thursday, November 2 to close out the season with a game against Anoka-Hennepin.
The Robins got 3 goals from Jose Leon Estrada in the opening four minutes of play, which turned out to be more than they needed to seal the victory over the Anoka-Hennepin Mustangs. Estrada finished the game with 5 goals on 6 shots. Grady Lease had a breakout game, playing very well throughout and managed to score the first 3 goals of his Robins career. Abbi Lashuay scored on a long kick from the defensive end of the floor, and after putting in 28 minutes of shutout goalkeeping, Josh Reis moved to forward and scored his first goal of the season. Jayda Johnson controlled the tempo of the game, just as she always does, and added 2 assists along the way. Micah Bomgardner finished with 1 goal, Junior Dockter recorded 2 assists, and Nick Johnson, Noah Mittendorff and Dylan Sibila also recorded 1 assist each. Reis and Sean Majeski blocked a total of 6 shots and combined for the shutout, with Majeski covering the net for the final 12 minutes. The Robins are on the road next Monday for a huge game against Dakota United.
The Robins were on the road at St. Paul Humboldt this afternoon to take on the Hawks. A fast start, with 3 goals in the first 5 minutes was all the Robins needed to cruise to an 8-2 victory and a 4-0 regular season record. Noah Mittendorff got the scoring started today, burying a shot from the corner just 1:20 into the game. He finished the day with 2 goals. Jose Leon Estrada and Hector Vega Flores matched Mittendorff’s effort, also scoring 2 goals each, with Estrada also adding 2 assists. Nick Johnson and Abbi Lashuay scored the other goals for the Robins, while Jayda Johnson added 2 assists and Dylan Sibila and Grady Lease also had 1 assist each. Josh Reis covered the net for the first 30 minutes, making 14 saves before Sean Majeski took over for the final 10 minutes, making 5 saves. The Robins are now off until October 24 when they are at the Andover Community Center to face Anoka-Hennepin.