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.