FHC girls varsity lacrosse secures a well-deserved win over EGR


This previous Wednesday, April 12, the Forest Hills Central Rangers girls varsity lacrosse team took the field against the East Grand Rapids Pioneers. With the girls starting the season off strong with a 1-0 record, the team was looking to continue this winning streak. The girls did just that while taking down the Pioneers 19-7 continuing on with a record of 2-0. 

As the team entered the game, emotions were high and expectations for a positive outcome were even more hopeful. With the competition being so strong and the team having yet to secure a win over EGR sophomore Jordan Koning stated, “We were feeling pretty confident that we were going to win because I feel like we all wanted it more than they did.” 

Despite some original nervousness, the team started the game off strong and walked out of the first half with a score of 8-4 taking the lead over EGR. The girls put up a fight while holding a strong lead. On top of the team’s offense and its ability to not only score but stop EGR from scoring, its defensive side was showcasing all talent to keep the team ahead. 

Going into the second half of the game, the girls were looking to do one thing and one thing only: Walk away with a win. Junior captain Maggie Sneider said, “We had gotten a little lead going into the second half so it gave us the opportunity to kind of focus up and figure out what we needed to do to continue our momentum.” The girls worked together to do just that. With a goal from sophomore Ava McDonald, a never-ending stellar performance on the team’s defensive side, and senior Shannon Murphy along with senior Delaney Smith picking up just about every ball off of the draw, the girls were able to put up 11 more goals just in the second half. The girls showed that after having never beaten the strong program that EGR is, FHC has what it takes to push past the strong competition and put itself ahead. 

Sophomore Ellyana Teliczan spoke about the team’s hopes as the girls progress further into the season. “I think that we all want to win obviously, but we also want to work together and try out best to keep our heads up the whole game.” The team is hoping to keep this winning streak alive while building its technical skills and developing further as a program. 

FHC’s girl’s varsity lacrosse team will be taking the field for a third time this season this Friday, April 14, at 7 pm home against Grand Rapids Catholic Central. Congratulations to the girl’s varsity lacrosse team on a well-deserved win against EGR and good luck as the team faces its next competition.