Robins Finish Regular Season
The Robins wrapped up the 2021 regular season this week with a pair of games against Anoka-Hennepin, and moved to 5-0 on the season with a pair of 6-3 victories. In the first game, at the Anodover Community Center on 11/1, the Robins and Mustangs were deadlocked 1-1 at halftime, but a pair of goals in the first 3 minutes of the second half from Jose Leon Estrada sent the Robins home winners. Ava Hetteen added two second half goals, along with a rare goal from Mark Cleveland at the goalkeeper position on a long indirect kick. Cleveland and Jayda Johnson also recorded assists.
In the second game, at Armstrong on 11/3, the Robins struggled to control the ball and keep Anoka’s offensive attack under control, yet rode two Marcus Brady goals, one Jose Leon Estrada goal and three assists from Ava Hetten to a 3-0 halftime lead. The Mustangs continued to pressure the Robins and managed three second half goals, but the Robins were just as stong, getting one more goal from Brady and two more from Estrada via assists from Lucas Harper and Jayda Johnson to seal the 6-3 win and the perfect regular season. Mark Cleveland made 25 saves while Darius Larson and Edgar Kinanga combined for 25 blocked shots.
The Robins will enter the state tournament on 11/19-11/20 as the #2 seed, looking for their first adapted soccer state championship since 2014.