RGSO takes two ties in two tough games


Over the past few days, the Ranger girls soccer team has had games against both Rockford and Lowell. The girls struggled to secure the win in both games which caused them to add two ties to their record.

The first game they played was against Rockford on Saturday, April 22, at Ranger Stadium. This game followed the girls tough loss to EGR and was a good opportunity to get back into form; however, the game did not go exactly the way the girls wanted.

“Against Rockford, we had good intensity but we still struggled with scoring in that game,” said Ayla Thompson.

The game ended level with the score 1-1 with the lone goal scored by Haley Ward. Although it wasn’t a win, the girls were still content with the result.

“A tie is never a fun way to end a game but considering that we came back from a 0-1 score and tied it to make it 1-1 was relieving,” Frankie Sutton said. “Especially after coming back from a 2-1 loss against East, I was really proud of how our team played because Rockford is a really good and hard team to play.”

The other game that the girls had over the course of the past few days was against Lowell at home. Once again, the girls had a good chance to tack another win onto their record but couldn’t quite get it done. The Rangers gave a good fight, as they came back from a two-goal deficit to tie the Red Arrows, but this wasn’t enough to secure a win. When asked about what they did well against Lowell, Frankie said, “We persevered really well. We were down 0-2 at the half but we regrouped at half and came out strong and again, gathered our possession in the middle of the field and found our outside forwards who put in some great crosses, but unfortunately, we couldn’t finish those chances”.

Although they were happy with the comeback in the second half, this was a frustrating tie for the girls. When asked about how she thought the team played Ayla said, “It wasn’t our best performance because we are better than how we played and we struggled to put the ball in the back of the net”.

Even the best teams struggle at times and girls have plenty of time to figure things out and get the results they desire. Their next game will be against Greenville at home on Wednesday at 6:45 where they will have a chance to get a win to put them back on track.