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Boys Junior Varsity Soccer, Boys Varsity Soccer · 14 seniors honored before Senior Night victory over Bishop Hartley


REYNOLDSBURG — With the Raider Boys Soccer team coming into their Senior Night contest against Bishop Hartley with two losses in its first 12 games and the JV team cruising to a 6-0 victory on the same home field a short time earlier, there was a lot of momentum on the Raiders’ side towards a strong performance.

On Thursday night, that momentum definitely carried over for the Raiders in what was the final home game for its 14 seniors at Baldwin Road Junior High with a packed home crowd.

Senior Garrett Chapman got the Raiders (5-2-6) on the board with 10:13 left in the first half on a penalty kick, while fellow senior Rubbin Jacobs got behind the Hawks’ defenses and extended the lead on a breakaway goal midway into the second half. Every senior contributed in a game where the Raiders dominated and out-shot the Hawks 17-4 en route to sending the Class of 2018 players off with a 2-0 victory in their final home game.

Goalkeeper and senior co-captain Gabe Philhower had 4 saves at the net.

Below are the 14 seniors who were recognized on Thursday night, along with key stats and the remaining regular season schedule.

BOYS SOCCER CLASS OF 2018:

0- Gabriel Philhower (captain)

2- Jaxon Pritt

3- Bishnu Dahal

4- David Gary

5- Bryce Duchense

7- Gabe Blueter

8- Gersam Jorga

9- Ammar Abupakr (captain)

11- Obed Aidoo

12- Garrett Chapman

13- Rubbin Jacobs

17- Vladimir Gonzalez

20- Nehemiah Tanga

22- Alex Kelley

KEY RAIDERS STATS:

Shots on Goal: 17 (Ammar Abupakr- 5; Rubbin Jacobs- 3; Nate Russell and Garrett Chapman- 2 each; Nick Wallace, David Gary, Gabe Blueter, Gersam Jorga, and Jaxon Pritt- 1 each)

Goals: 2 (10:13 1H- Garrett Chapman on PK; 23:47 2H- Rubbin Jacobs)

Saves: 4/4 (Gabe Philhower)

REMAINING GAMES:

The Raiders still have three road games remaining in the regular season, starting with a trip to division rival Pickerington North on Tuesday 10/3 at 7:30pm. This will be followed by trips to Westerville North on Thursday 10/5 at 7:15pm, and their regular season finale at Lancaster on Tuesday 10/10 at 7:15pm.

GO RAIDERS AND THANK YOU SENIORS!!!