Boys JV lacrosse starts season off with tough 0-2 weekend in Indiana

Boys JV lacrosse starts season off with tough 0-2 weekend in Indiana

The boys JV lacrosse team traveled to Indiana this weekend to start its season off against two of the top teams in the midwest, facing the Carmel Greyhounds and the Hamilton Southeastern Royals. Both of these teams are constantly looked at to provide players for the varsity level where each team is in the discussion for an Indiana lacrosse state championship every year.

FHC played against the Carmel Greyhounds for the first game of the day. Following missing out on the season due to Covid-19 last year, the Rangers still had high expectations for the weekend as they turned to their 11 sophomores to guide the team through the beginning of the season. Sophomores Reese Lee and Jonah McConnell were some of the team’s key offensive contributors throughout the entire game. Although the game went back and forth early on, the Rangers couldn’t keep the lead despite the defensive effort, and they fell to the Greyhounds 11-5.

Later on during the day, the Rangers played their second game of the weekend against a better Hamilton Southeastern team. FHC started the game off slow and was never able to find its footing as the boys did not lead throughout the game once. On offense, the Rangers lacked their intensity from earlier in the day as they were on defense consistently throughout the game due to losing the ball over and over.

“We are still working on shaking the rust off from not having a season last year, but we need to work on the fundamentals first before anything,” sophomore Graham Bennett said. Although the boys kept battling the entire game, they lost 16-5 To Hamilton Southeastern.

Following their first weekend, FHC’s record is 0-2; however, they have their first conference game against the East Grand Rapids Pioneers this Wednesday at 5:00 pm.