Tonight, the Robins finished off the regular season with their third game of the season against Anoka-Hennepin. The Robins were without goalkeeper Vincent Luu, so they knew going into this game that it would be an extra big challenge. Izear Joiner filled in admirably, however the Mustangs were just too much, handing the Robins a 9-1 loss. The Robins lone goal was scored by Andy Hanson, assisted by Cory Tesch. Joiner made 25 saves, while Ethan Sullivan finished the game with 14 blocked shots and Jordan O’Donnell finished with 17 blocks. The Robins finish the regular season with a solid 6-3 record and will be the #2 seed from the North Conference at the Adapted Soccer State Tournament on November 18 & 19 at Stillwater High School.
Today, the Robins faced the Park Center Pirates for the third and final time this season, and came away with a hard fought 4-2 victory. Two goals from Cory Tesch and two goals from Andy Hanson took care of all the scoring for the Robins. Goalkeeper Vincent Luu made 33 saves in 36 minutes. Izear Joiner picked up the final 4 minutes of the game, making 2 saves. Ethan Sullivan blocked 6 shots, while Jordan O’Donnell blocked 5. The Robins will wrap up the season on Nov. 7 against the Anoka-Hennepin Mustangs.
The Robins PI soccer team took their second loss of the season this afternoon, falling to the Anoka-Hennepin Mustangs, 4-1. The Robins got on the board first, getting a goal from Izear Joiner with an assist by Hayley Engebretsen, just 2:19 into the game. Unfortunately, the lead didn’t last as Anoka tied it just a few minutes later, then took a 2-1 lead into halftime. The Robins battled hard all game long to keep this game close, but missing a starting forward and keeping up with Anoka’s fast paced attack proved to be too much to overcome. Vincent Luu was outstanding once again, making 52 saves. Defensively, Ethan Sullivan blocked 22 shots and Jordan O’Donnell blocked 9. The Robins will look to get back in the win column when they travel to Mounds View on Monday, October 24.
The Robins PI soccer team suffered their first defeat of the 2016 season tonight, falling to the Anoka-Hennepin Mustangs 3-0. This game was tight from start to finish, with all three Mustang goals coming by virtue of minor defensive mistakes by the Robins. After nearly 10 scoreless minutes to start the game, Anoka pressured goalkeeper Vincent Luu into a rare mistake and took a 1-0 lead. The Mustangs capitalized on two other mistakes in the first half to lead 3-0 at half time, but were completely shut down by the Robins’ stingy defense for the remainder of the game. Cory Tesch and Maddie Ausk both did a fantastic job of limiting scoring chances by the Mustangs. Ethan Sullivan was awesome, blocking 21 shots while Jordan O’Donnell had a very solid game, blocking 8 shots. Vincent Luu was absolutely incredible in this game, stopping 71 Mustang shots on goal. The Robins will try to get revenge on the Mustangs when they travel to the Andover YMCA for a rematch on Tuesday, October 18.
The Robins PI soccer squad moved to 4-0 this evening with a 10-3 win over the Mounds View Rams. The Rams struck first, putting the ball into the Robins net just 35 seconds into the game and kept things interesting for much of the first half. Finally, the Robins started to move the ball around and got things going on offense. Izear Joiner notched 4 goals, Andy Hanson had 3 goals and 1 assist, Hayley Engebretsen, Elaine Charlton and Kajon Terrell all had one goal each, and Cory Tesch had 3 assists. Vincent Luu made 29 saves while Jordan O’Donnell blocked 6 shots and Ethan Sullivan blocked 4. The Robins face the undefeated Anoka-Hennepin Mustangs at home next Monday at 4:15.
The Robins PI soccer team picked up two nice wins this week, both over the Park Center Pirates. On Monday, the Robins got a goal each from forward Elaine Charlton and goalkeeper Vincent Luu in a 2-0 win over the Pirates. In addition to his goal, Luu also made 58 saves. Hayley Engebretsen was credited with an assist on the Charlton goal.
On Wednesday, the Robins offense was a bit more lively, as they defeated the Pirates 7-0. Izear Joiner had 3 goals and 1 assist, Andy Hanson had 2 goals and 3 assists while Maddie Ausk and Elaine Charlton each had 1 goal. Hayley Engebretsen had 2 assists and Brandi Hamilton and Cory Tesch each had 1 assist. Vincent Luu made 19 saves, and has not allowed a goal in over 97 consecutive minutes of game play.
The Robins are at home on Wednesday, October 5th against Mounds View.