FHC girls lacrosse begins program with a dominating 21-1 win over West Ottawa

FHC girls lacrosse begins program with a dominating 21-1 win over West Ottawa

The girls varsity lacrosse team presented a dominating performance last night with a 21-1 win over West Ottawa. The Panthers were getting shut out by the Lady Rangers until late in the second half when they were able to get one point on the scoreboard. 

The 20 goal difference was a result of the Rangers’ tremendous defense. Sophomore Delaney Smith played a great defensive game, blocking shots and creating turnovers. 

“I thought our defense played really well today,” junior Sophie Hartl said. “It was very exciting to see.”

The girls’ program debut last night was a clear sign to Forest Hills Central that the program is in great hands. Despite the commanding win last night, the girls still have some things to work on for the remainder of the season. While the Rangers did put up an impressive 21 goals last night, the offense was a bit sloppy at times; however, this is to be expected during the first game of the season. 

“We had some really good plays on offense, but we still need to clean up a lot of basics and slow down to avoid the simple mistakes,” Sophie said. 

Junior Sofia Debano scored two goals for the Rangers, and sophomore Gabby Hendricks converted a behind-the-back goal as well. Junior Julia Brown and sophomore Shannon Murphy both added three goals apiece. 

The Rangers start off the season 1-0 and are heading into conference play with a full head of steam. 

“It was great to see the girls play their first-ever game together last night,” head coach Zoe Mamo said. “I think it’s a great confidence booster and exactly what we needed at the start of the season and into conference games.”