On Tuesday, September 11th, the Red Hawks traveled to Ada to take on the Forest Hills Eastern Hawks in OK Bronze Conference play. The FHE Hawks put constant pressure on the Red Hawk defensive line of Aaron Dault, Trevor Rose, Dontae Ensley and Vitor Camillo. Despite the 19 incredible saves by goal keeper Josh Champion, FHE was still able to put four goals in the net by the end of the buzzer, closing out the game with a 4-0 loss for the Red Hawks. The team looks forward to challenging FHE again, this time on home turf, September 27, at their annual AYSO/CASSA night.
On Saturday, September 15, in OK Bronze Conference play, the Red Hawks hosted the West Catholic Falcons. The Red Hawks sprang into action and took immediate control of the game on both ends of the field. Aaron Dault was credited with the team’s first goal, when his free kick hit a West Catholic defender and bounced past the surprised Falcon goal keeper (34:32). The Red Hawks pressured the Falcon net with many shots on goal and the fans cheered when Robert Klein fought his way through the Falcon defense and tapped the ball into the net, giving the Red Hawks a 2-0 lead at the half (10:51-assist Memo Garcia).
The Red Hawks’ third goal occurred minutes into the second half, when Trevor Rose sent free kick towards the net that sophomore Julion Quiroga was able to connect with and slice past the keeper (37:00-assist Rose). The Red Hawk defensive unit of Senior captains Aaron Dault and Trevor Rose, along with Dontae Ensley, Vitor Camillo and goalkeeper Josh Champion worked together to protect the Cedar Springs goal by shutting down the Falcon offense during the second half. With eleven minutes left on the clock, sophomore Josh Valentine intercepted a West Catholic goal kick and headed it towards Kyle Szirovecz, who muscled his way through the Falcon defense and slipped the ball into the net. The final score ended with a Cedar Springs shut-out victory of 4-0.
When asked to sum up last week, Coach Kyle Avink commented, “We are getting better each game and I’m excited for what the next weeks will bring.” Congratulations on another great win Red Hawks!