Two blowout wins over Rockford and FHN move FHC varsity lacrosse to 9-0

Two blowout wins over Rockford and FHN move FHC varsity lacrosse to 9-0

The three-game weeks in lacrosse season officially began this past Tuesday and the boys varsity squad looked to keep riding the victory wave. 

Following a feel-good weekend with wins over St. Mary’s and Brighton, the Rangers turned around to face a pair of teams in the area. They impressed on Tuesday at Rockford by allowing just one goal and scoring 15 before traveling to Forest Hills Northern on Thursday night.

Reminiscent of last year’s regional final, FHC handled its arch-rival. Yet again, the defense shined and the offense broke it open when it mattered most. Working together, these two gave the Rangers a 17-4 win. 

This victory marked their ninth straight win to open the season. The guys seem to remain ready for all challengers; they showed that in the span of 48 hours. 

FHC hopes to use this to knock off Hartland on Saturday after the Eagles came into GR and stole one a season ago. 

“This week has helped us prepare for a big game this weekend against Hartland,” junior Graham Bennett said. “Games like these can be used as a practice to get better and work on all the things that need some sharpening.”

The Rangers were especially clicking offensively against FHN. John Tomsheck and Jonah McConnell added to their all-state résumés with a whopping 5 goals each, with Magnus Salmon and Jake Koning right behind them with two apiece. Jack McNamara, Nolan Hartl, and Collin Webb also grazed the scoring column. 

The Ranger offense has been strong all year and seems to be coming along smoothly. 

“We always have threats on the field that can score in multiple ways and know how to work together in order to score,” junior Magnus Salmon said. 

There’s no doubt that the 9-0 Rangers will have to continue on their current path if they want a shot away at Hartland on Saturday, April 30, at noon. 

“We have high expectations for this weekend and hope to come back home still undefeated,” Graham said.