Girls varsity soccer bounces back from Unity Christian loss with win over East Grand Rapids


After suffering a sound 4-0 defeat versus Hudsonville-Unity Christian, RGSO came back onto the pitch firing for the back of the net. The attack was lethal for FHC’s girls varsity soccer team during its match-up against cross-beltline rival East Grand Rapids.

The Rangers were electric right from the start. The offense quickly got things going, as five different Rangers found themselves in the scoring column. Seniors Theryn Hallock, Lauren Koczenasz, and Ruthie VanSkiver all scored goals of their own, while senior Stella Sutton nailed a long shot off a corner kick for a goal. East Grand Rapids managed to put up two goals on the night, but in the end, junior Dailey Tucker added the fifth goal to the equation to help FHC take home a 5-2 victory.

RGSO bounced back perfectly after Friday’s game against Unity Christian. The girls were able to get back to playing smart and efficient offense after being shut out the game prior, while also shutting things down on the defensive end.

FHC moves to 9-2 on the season and will face off with Portage Central this upcoming Friday, May 6 at home at 6:40 PM. Unfortunately, due to a recent Covid spike, tomorrow’s senior night game will be canceled. Still, there is a positive the team can look at with its win over an archrival like EGR.

“We had a tough first half against Unity Christian, and we didn’t play the way we should’ve,” Dailey Tucker said. “When we played East, we came together and had a team discussion about how we needed to approach this game, especially with it being a conference game. That helped us put Unity behind us, and we looked forward and made sure we improved as a team.”