Girls JV soccer continues a strong season with a 10-1 record


The hardest part about being on a team is being able to grow as an individual. The special part about the girls JV soccer team is that it grows as a whole unit, along with one another. 

On April 27, the girls competed against Grand Rapids Christain high school and continued their winning streak. The girls continue to outshine their opponents, especially goalie Jenna Lowell. Throughout the season, she’s only let a few balls past her, forcing the other teams to have a tougher time scoring. 

Sophomore Megan Boersema is proud of her team along with her goalie.

“Jenna is an amazing goalie and she’s amazing to have on the team because she sees the whole field and she knows where we should be,” Megan said. “I think our team has done really well and we have realized how to communicate and work as a team.”

Against Unity Christian, the girls played a tough game with a close 2-1 score and yet again continued with their win streak.

Being a freshman warming up to high school is one thing, but being on a team is a whole new level of change. Gretta Kriekard explained how she goes above and beyond with school and with soccer. 

“I think personally, I have done pretty well because I’ve scored almost every game and the team as a whole has improved a lot and bonded, ” Gretta said. “Being a freshman on this team is beneficial because I get to know the program and people and it prepares me for next season.”

EGR is a huge competitor for the Lady Rangers. Knowing that the competition may be tough, the girls practiced until they knew they were ready to win, which is exactly what they did in the 2-0 victory. 

Head coach John Blodgett is pushing the girls to be ready for the OK White conference games and to keep up their 10-1 record. Knowing that they are getting closer to the end of the season, tougher competition comes with that.

“I expect our team to have a lot of success. We had a great week of practice and I expect that to translate into season success as we continue our game schedule,” coach Blodgett said.

The girls’ next game is Friday, May 6, at 5:00 PM against Portage at home.