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10/16/2017: The Robins traveled to Mounds View today, and came home with a 6-4 win and the North Conference Championship. Even though there are two games left to play, the Robins locked things up early, considering they won the season series and hold the tie breaker against the second place Park Center Pirates. Today’s game started quickly with Izear Joiner netting the first goal just 19 seconds into the game. Hayley Engebretsen followed with a goal at the mid-point of the first half, then Calvin Gerdt took over from there. Gerdt scored the next 4 goals for the Robins to help secure the win. Maddie Ausk finished with 2 assists. Goalkeeper Vincent Luu stopped 23 shots fired his way by the Rams’ offense. The Robins are now off until next Wednesday when the travel to the Park Center Pirates.
10/11/2017: The Robins are now 6-0 on the season after a hard fought 6-3 win over the Anoka-Hennepin Mustangs. The Robins maintained a pretty high level of control over this game right from the start, but the Mustangs did a good job of keeping things just tight enough that the Robins really had to work to earn the win. The Robins held a 3-0 lead at halftime, led by a pair of first half goals from Izear Joiner. Another 3 goal spurt in the middle of the second half had the Robins leading 6-1 with 8:13 remaining, however the Mustangs added 2 goals in the final 7 minutes to keep things interesting. Joiner finished the game with 3 goals and 1 assist. Other goals were scored by Sam Roles, Brendan Bosker-Elliott and Calvin Gerdt. Assists were credited to Bosker-Elliott, Roles, Marcus Brady and goalkeeper Vincent Luu. Luu also finished the game with 18 saves. Ethan Sullivan led the defensive effort with 6 blocked shots. The Robins are on the road next Monday, at Highview Middle School, to face the Mounds View-Irondale-Roseville Rams.
10/09/2017: The Robins’ PI adapted soccer team solidified their grasp on first place in the North Conference tonight with an impressive 7-1 win over the Park Center Pirates. A quick start and good defense were the keys for the Robins, as they scored 5 times in the opening 7 minutes of the game, while allowing 1 goal on just 7 shots in the same time frame. Calvin Gerdt led the way with 4 goals, Sam Roles wasn’t far behind with 3 of his own. Brendan Bosker-Elliott added an assist, as did goalkeeper Vincent Luu. Luu also made 29 saves to lead the Robins defensive effort. The Robins are on the road, at Anoka-Hennepin on Wednesday.
09/27 & 09/28/2017: In a rare back-to-back sequence between the same two teams on consecutive days, the Robins picked up 2 nice wins and are sitting atop the North Conference with a 4-0 record.
On Wednesday, the Robins were at home against the Mounds View Rams. This game was tense in the opening 20 minutes with the Robins struggling to find their stride, and holding a slim 3-2 lead. The second half opened with a much faster pace, as the Robins offense found the net twice in the opening 75 seconds, and four more times overall, including two goals on penalty kicks by Hayley Engebretsen and Kajon Terrell. At the final buzzer, the Robins were walking off the floor with a 9-2 victory. Sam Roles led the way with 4 goals, and Calvin Gerdt was strong in a supporting role, tallying 2 goals and 4 assists.
On Thursday, the Robins were in the Rams’ gym for the rematch. Another tight first half ended with the Robins leading 2-0. As was the case on Wednesday, two quick goals early in the second half put the game away for the Robins, as they eventually pulled away for a 6-0 win. Vincent Luu made 20 saves to earn his first shut-out of the season. Calvin Gerdt notched 3 goals and 2 assists, Same Roles had 2 goals, Hayley Engebretsen and Marcus Brady each had 2 assists.
The Robins have a bye in their schedule next week, and return to game action on Monday, October 9 against Park Center.
09/20/2017: In the 2017 adapted soccer season opener, the Robins found themselves locked up in a heated battle with the Park Center Pirates. The Robins took a 2-0 lead early on, but the Pirates’ speed and aggressiveness wiped the lead away very quickly. These things, combined with some sloppy play by the Robins, allowed the Pirates to hold a 4-3 lead at halftime. The second half started with a Sam Roles goal, less than two minutes in, which was his fourth of the game. From there, Calvin Gerdt used his speed and finishing ability to score the next 5 goals for the Robins, leading them to victory. Gerdt also finished the game with 3 assists. Izear Joiner had 2 assists, and Brendan Bosker-Elliott has 1 assist. Jordan O’Donnell, Lydia Mazza and Ethan Sullivan all blocked 3 shots each on defense, while Vincent Luu made 28 saves. The Robins will have their first home game of the year next Monday, Sept. 25 at 4:15 PM against Anoka-Hennepin.