FHC lacrosse remains undefeated after a two-game weekend


After waiting nearly a week to resume regular-season play, the boys varsity lacrosse team jumped back into action this past weekend with games on back-to-back days.

It was certainly a tale of two games, especially on the defensive side. Still, the Rangers showcase their grit and ability to hold opposing teams off when it matters most. The 10-9 win over Midland was a little too close for comfort, but the boys were able to use their Friday shortcomings to turn it up a notch the following day. 

“After Friday’s game, we took some time after to reflect,” senior captain Jack McNamara said. “Offensively, we understood that we needed to possess the ball more, especially after a long defensive series.” 

FHC bounced back in an impressive way the next afternoon. The attack was firing goal after goal, while the defense stepped up. According to Jack, it was John Foster—his fellow senior captain—that had a big hand in turning the tide en route to a 16-3 win over Clarkston.

“[John Foster] told the defense to stay after Friday to practice slide packages and diagnose where our weaknesses were in that game,” Jack said. “They figured it out on Saturday and showed why they are one of the best defenses in the state.”

It was also a tale of two games in the sense of scoring involvement. On Friday, midfielders McNamara, Nathan Sarjeant, and sophomore Nolan Hartl all scored. Saturday, though, held a different narrative. 

All but one of FHC’s 16 goals on Saturday were scored by an attackman. John Tomsheck and Jonah McConnell were their usual selves, combining for 11 goals. Senior Miles Duiven had himself a huge afternoon with four of his own.

Towards the end, freshman Jack Bunke notched the first goal of his young varsity career. It came off a sweet feed from fellow freshman Ellis Le. It was Ellis’s first varsity point as well. 

FHC lacrosse has a chance to pull off an undefeated regular season, which is incredible considering its strength of schedule. The last regular-season game will be played at Detroit Catholic Central on Thursday, May 19, at 7:00 PM. Following this game, it becomes playoff time.