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Raiders soccer takes regional championship

Posted on Tuesday, June 4, 2019 at 2:36 pm

The Rappahannock Raiders varsity soccer team hosted the class 1 regional semifinals and finals on Tuesday, May 28 and Thursday, May 30. They faced familiar opponents from the Northern Neck District the W&L Eagles in the semis and the Northumberland Indians in the finals. Rett Hillman got the Raiders on the scoreboard off a rebound on the far post (1-0) at the 24:45 mark. James Inthichack located the ball off a throw-in that went between the goalkeeper’s hands and headed it into the back of the net (2-0) at the 26:30’. Jerry Fisher took the ball from a defender, then beat the goalkeeper to make it (3-0) at the 30’.

The home team added four more goals and only allowed one to win (7-1) and advance to the finals. Rett Hillman had 2 goals, James Inthichack 2 goals, Jerry Fisher, Jacob Picardat, and Ben Martinez 1 goal. Edward Headley had 2 assist, Devin Hayes, Eddie Zarraga, and Rett Hillman 1 assist, and Josh Stanley had 8 saves one a diving stop on a penalty kick. The Raiders were first on the score board against the Indians. Rett Hillman gathered the ball from Edward Headley sent it toward the net but the goalkeeper stopped it when the ball rebounded, he (Hillman) stayed with the play and beat the defender to make it (1-0) at the 3-minute mark. That combination teamed up for the next goal.

For the full article, pick up the latest Northern Neck News 6/5/19

Rappahannock Raiders class 1 regional championship soccer team.