Girls varsity lacrosse defeats Grand Rapids Christian 15-5 in its third game of the season


The girls varsity lacrosse team beat Grand Rapids Christian 15-5 on Tuesday night behind senior Julia Brown’s 5 goals. The Rangers held the Eagles of Grand Rapids Christian to just four goals in the first half. The Rangers’ defense stepped up and was able to control the tempo of the game. 

The Rangers begin the year 3-0 prior to Spring Break. For senior Julia Brown, this was the best start to the season that the girls could have hoped for; however, there is still plenty of things to work on in order to prepare for East Grand Rapids. 

“We definitely need to work on our play in more pressure situations,” Brown commented. “We have been able to get away with turnovers and minor mistakes because we have only played lower-ranked teams.”

The Rangers’ defense did not allow for any easy goals by the Eagles last night. Junior goalie Tori Bates made some incredible saves in the net for the Rangers. On the offensive side of the field, juniors Shannon Murphy and Gabby Hendricks finished with four goals apiece. Junior Delaney Smith was crucial in setting up her teammates in the position to score. She finished with four assists. 

The Rangers will come home from spring break to face East Grand Rapids, a powerhouse for women’s lacrosse. Last season, the girls lost both meetings to the Pioneers. 

“Starting up with East Grand Rapids when we get back means we need to tighten up our play,” Brown mentioned. “They will capitalize on our mistakes a lot more than our last opponents.”