Ridgefield boys soccer wins in extra time over Beavers

Spudders lost to rival Hockinson, Friday


The Spudders boys soccer team remains in a competitive position in the 2A Greater St. Helens League after last week.

Ridgefield started on Monday, April 15, with a 2-1 win on the road against Washougal High School. Next, midfielder Carson Young ended a scoreless game with the Woodland Beavers with a goal in extra time to give Ridgefield the win, 1-0, on Wednesday, April 17.

“It felt amazing, especially that ending with everybody, you know. That’s probably the most important part is the team celebrating together,” Young said after the game. “It’s the best feeling in the world.”

The Spudders then played an important league game against rival Hockinson High School in enemy territory on Friday, April 19. The match resulted in an 4-2 loss for the Spudders to sit at 7-6 in league heading into the final week.

“We have to keep that same mentality, keep working hard, putting the time in our practice, make sure we stay focused and hopefully come out with the win,” Young said ahead of the matchup with the Hockinson Hawks.

The Spudders are eyeing their goal of advancing to districts after the regular season concludes on Saturday, April 27 against the Columbia River Rapids at 12 p.m. on home turf.

“Keep winning, that’s our main goal, you know, make it to districts … and make it to state,” Young said.

The Spudders played a home match against Mark Morris High School on Tuesday, April 23, but results were unavailable at press time. The Spudders next have a road match against the Fort Vancouver Trappers at 7 p.m. on Thursday, April 25, and their season concludes against the Columbia River Rapids on Saturday, April 27.

The Woodland Beavers remain out of league contention with a standing of 3-10 while Hockinson High School sits 9-4 ahead of the Spudders for third after last week.