The water polo teams combine to take on the Jenison Wildcats but fall short


Spring sports are onto their second week of play, and the girls varsity water polo team is getting into the swing of things despite some behind-the-scenes setbacks early in the season. 

The girls faced off against the Jenison Wildcats on Thursday, March 24, and battled hard in the pool with both the junior varsity and varsity teams joining together in attempts to take down the opponent. Although the team put up a solid fight, it lost 10-6 against the Wildcats at the Aquatic Center in the girls’ fifth game of the year. 

“I think we did pretty well,” sophomore Ashley Schenck said. “We went against a tough team who is fifth or sixth in the state but did our best.” 

This loss puts the girls at a 2-3 record early in the season, but that hasn’t put any strain on their love for the game and pushes them to work even harder. With the season still young, the girls are also working on communication and battle tactics that will give them the upper hand against their future opponents. 

“We played more as a team this game,” junior Sydney Bacon said. “Our communication and defense were better.”

FHC goes up against multiple opponents at Grand Haven High School on Friday, March 25, with a game following this one on Saturday at Grand Haven as well. Make it out to the game to support the team and root on the Lady Rangers. 

“We were more confident in our playing and teammates now that we know everyone’s skills, and everyone had fun,” Sydney Bacon said.