For Oilers, and Richmond, a night of pride in defeat

Forty-five minutes after the North Coast Section quarterfinal playoff game ended, and they had lost, the boys from the Richmond High School soccer team came out of their locker room and walked back toward the field. Still wearing their jerseys, under their red team jackets, they looked like they might be trying to play another…

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Oilers tie Salesian, continue unbeaten streak

Roberto Rios kicks the ball

A cold, windy and rainy match against Salesian resulted in a 0-0 tie for the Richmond High boys soccer team. After a week in which they won their first three games of the season, all consecutively, the Oilers returned to the type of play that has frustrated co-head coach Jasko Begovic. “Too complacent, too cute,”…

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Oilers turn corner, but fall to Mustangs

high school soccer

On Wednesday night the Richmond Oilers (0-2-1) lost to the Monte Vista Mustangs (5-0-0) by the score of 2-1. The game was played under a sea of fog as players’ battled visibility and a slippery field the entire night. In the first half Monte Vista came out kicking and took a commanding 2-0 lead. Prior…

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Oilers still looking for first win after loss to Amador Valley

Richmond players huddle around coach

Two matches into the 2012-13 boy’s soccer season, the Richmond High School soccer team is struggling to find its identity. The Oilers, who suffered a 3-0 loss at the hands of the Amador Valley High School Dons Saturday, are still searching for their first win. But coaches said the loss didn’t matter as much as…

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