FHC girls varsity lacrosse takes down Grand Rapids Catholic Central

FHC girls varsity lacrosse takes down Grand Rapids Catholic Central

This previous Friday, April 14, the Forest Hills Central Rangers girls varsity lacrosse team went head-to-head against the Catholic Central Cougars on the Rangers’ home turf. After coming off of a rewarding win against EGR, the anticipation to keep the winning streak alive was high, no matter the competition. Despite facing off against a tough competitor, the girls fought hard to finish the game 20-8 over the Cougars and walked away with the third win of the team’s season, continuing on with a 3-0 record. 

As the team took the field, the emotion to play was easily seen. The girl’s coach, Zoe Mamo, speaks about these emotions saying, “Going into the game the team had high energy and was feeling pumped up and confident after the big win over EGR so we used that to go into this game.” Coach Mamo also speaks about the team’s overall performance saying, “The team’s performance started off a little slower but after the first 10 minutes they really turned it around and capitalized off of CC’s mistakes.” 

The Rangers knew that Catholic Central is a strong team, but this did not stop them in any aspect of their performances and the team managed to take control of the game early on. The girls started off strong in the first half of the game with goals from seniors Gabby Hendricks, Shannon Murphy, and Paige Fron, and sophomores Jordan Koning, and Coco Mehney. On top of these goals, the team had multiple assists—one of which was from senior Delaney Smith as well as sophomore Elly Teliczan—and many saves from the team’s goalie, senior Tori Bates. The team was able to keep its connection throughout the entirety of the field to keep FHC ahead of CC. 

Junior Maggie Sneider speaks about how the team was feeling during halftime saying, “I think we all felt great going into halftime because we had limited Catholic Central’s shots and gotten a good lead.” Going into the second half of the game, the team knew that Catholic Central would come back looking to pull ahead, but the girls were able to come out even stronger keeping themselves ahead of their opponent. 

As the team is coming off yet another big win, it will be looking to continue forward building off of what it has already accomplished on the field. FHC’s girls varsity lacrosse team will take the field once again Wednesday, April 19 at 7 pm in the Ranger stadium as the team competes against Spring Lake