Girls varsity soccer defeats east-side opponent Dexter 4-1


The first Saturday game of the year for RGSO ended as successfully as the last five games have. Girls varsity soccer was able to capture another victory as it faced off against an east-side powerhouse in Dexter. The girls entered this contest off a five-game win streak and have been very hot on the offensive end as of late.

Someone who has sparked the more recent hot streak for FHC has been senior Theryn Hallock, who is coming off another hat-trick performance.

Hallock netted two more goals in this contest, while senior Ruthier VanSkiver and junior Mackenzie Wintrich scored one. Senior Ava Wilberding had another strong night in the net, and the Rangers’ defense clamped down on the Dexter offense. FHC ended up taking home a 4-1 victory and pushed its win streak out to six games.

“I am very proud of what this team has accomplished in the first part of the season,” head coach Ashley Ludtke said. “I want our team to enjoy these moments, but we can not be complacent. Nothing is guaranteed, and everything has to be earned. We have to show up every day committed to getting better and be prepared to execute.”

The Rangers are now 6-1 on the season and continue to handle the completion that comes their way. FHC enters this week with three games on its schedule, as it will face off with Lowell on Monday, April 25, Grand Rapids Christian on Wensdenday, and Unity Christian on Friday.

This is a big week for the girls, as they can pick up two more key conference victories to help them try and capture an OK White Conference Championship.

“Our focus continues to be on us,” coach Ludtke said. “Being the kind of teammate that improves the players around you by holding each other accountable in a supportive way. We need to control what we can control: our work ethic, attitude, discipline to detail, and application of what we do at practice. These are the staples we continue to enforce and build on.”