Rogers shuts out Sentinels

Rogers is in a good position with three games left in the regular season

Staff writerMay 7, 2014 

The Rogers Rams boys soccer team took care of the Spanaway Lake Sentinels in a South Puget Sound League soccer matchup last week.

Cooper Gray (63rd minute) and John Willet (75th minute) each scored goals in the Rams (9-1-3) 2-0 victory against the Sentinels on April 29 at Art Crate Field in Spanaway. Rogers head coach JR Farias said the Sentinels didn’t make it easy and played his team tough.

“Spanaway Lake played very well against us,” Farias said. “This was a good lesson for us. We have to maintain our focus, especially in a league game like this. We cannot look ahead. Instead, we have to take it one practice and one game at a time.”

The Rams and Puyallup Vikings are in a tight race for the SPSL South regular season title with just three games left in the regular season.

“They are one point ahead of us right now with three games to go which makes it exciting,” Farias said. “It is a position we are excited to be in. We’re looking forward to working hard and seeing what happens at the end of this week.”

Farias said the Rams wouldn’t be in contention for the SPSL South title without senior goalie Jake Fredrikson. Fredrikson has 11 shutouts and has allowed a meager four goals throughout the 2014 season.

“Jake has been a starter since his freshman year. He’s gradually gotten better and better every year. This season he has taken his game to a whole another level. Our entire team is so confident in his ability and that is contagious throughout our entire team,” Farias said. “He is one of the hardest workers on the team. Whether that is in keeper drills, training sessions, keep away drills or conditioning, it’s no coincidence that he is playing at such a high level. He puts in the time and that rubs off on the rest of the team.”

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