Girls JV lacrosse finds opportunity to grow after three-game slump

Girls JV lacrosse finds opportunity to grow after three-game slump

Girls JV lacrosse had a tough series of games recently, dropping three in a row. Despite this, the girls showed great improvement and are optimistic about the continuation of the season. 

In the first game of this slate, the Rangers played East Grand Rapids which resulted in a back-breaking 15-0 loss. While this might’ve been a tough one, the girls said it only drove them to improve and play harder.

“We started out the season strong,” captain Grace Barber said. “The score against East Grand Rapids was disappointing, but we pinpointed a lot of things to work on at practice to help us improve.”

The next game was against the Forest Hills Northern/Eastern combined team. The girls battled to the end but ended up losing by a single, heartbreaking point with a final score of 9-8.

“The Northern and Eastern game was a good game even though we lost,” Grace added. “I am proud of how we played and hopefully, we can beat them next time.”

In the lacrosse team’s most recent game, it saw a rematch against East Grand Rapids. The long-fought battle ended with a Ranger loss of 13-4.

Even with the struggles over the past three games, the girls JV lacrosse team remains optimistic about the future. The past games have acted as a time for the girls to learn and hone their skills for the remainder of the season. 

The team is ramping up its intensity and aiming to be conference champions. The high intensity at practice and adaptability of the girls will make the losses faced an opportunity to better the team. The next JV lacrosse game will be on Saturday, April 30, against Brighton at Sloan Game Field at 10:30 AM.