Central Ohio traffic seem to foretell the future and desired to lengthen your beloved Purple Footies season. A normal hour ride stretch into the twilight. The season came to a conclusion up in Powell versus Olentangy Liberty but not before the Raiders played vigerosuly seeking victory.
The Raiders stayed with their 4-4-2 formation. This evening had Ry Buck of 23 goals and Kendall Craiglow with 8 goals in as strikers. The mids were Isa Fuentes, Cassidy Collins, Katie Hatcher and Julia Bazley. The back line was Alexis Langwasser, Mary-Kate Watkins, Polly Atrium and Sydney Frydl. Alissa Richmond started as keeper.
The first 36 minutes were an even match with both squads generating chances. The tide turned with a fairly nondescript play that had the Olentangy Liberty Patriots scrum a 1-0 lead. The second tally came in the first minute of the second period. The Footies believed a wrong call was made but the result stood. All 21 players making the trip hotly contested the lead.
In the end the end came. RHS 0 OL 2
The lights started going off as the Raiders circled up and hugged each other in thanks for each others’s 5 months of hard work, support, friendship, fun, effort and achievement. As always sadness left replaced with smiles and gratitude.
The 2018 squad achieved something not seen in over 10 years, a winning season with 10 games won. Varsity Record 10-7-1
The Raiders awards banquet is schedule for November 7, Summit Cafeteria.